NY/NJ Tech Summit – 2nd Verse Same as the 1st

The NY/NJ Tech Summit rolled in to the Big Apple last week, almost exactly one year after its first iteration, which took place last year in the MetLife Stadium…a really unique venue. This year, I looked forward to it with … Continue reading

Florida’s C&E Mktg Acquires AV Biz of AVR in S.E.

C&E Marketing, a manufacturer sales representative firm based in Sunrise, FL announced last week that it has acquired the home AV division of Audio Video Representatives (AVR) based in Marietta, GA. C&E specializes in a wide range of custom integration … Continue reading

Technology & Business Summit Acquired by CEDIA

The Era of the Rep at CEDIA The Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) announced today that it has acquired the Technology and Business Summit, a regional sales rep-driven dealer show. The move raises some interesting questions, as these … Continue reading

On Its 10th Anniversary, Technology & Business Summit Adds Event

Separate CASTLE Event Directly Addresses Convergence A couple of months ago, I visited the first New York Metro area Technology & Business Summit at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and reported to Strata-gee readers about my experience. These events, smaller … Continue reading

Savant Reorganizes Its Sales Force

BREAKING NEWS Within a span of just minutes today, we began hearing from multiple sources around the country that something was afoot at Savant Systems, LLC. Word quickly spread that the company was terminating salespeople around the country, a move … Continue reading

Onkyo Internally Announces Major Sales Structure Reorganization

BREAKING NEWS Four Major Brands to be Consolidated into Two Divisions In a national conference call with sales reps yesterday, Onkyo announced a major restructuring of their sales organization. This overhaul involves consolidating their four major brands – Onkyo, Integra, … Continue reading

Conflicts Force Aim High Audio to Split Rep & Distribution Businesses

Aim High Audio Sales & Marketing and AHA Distributing are separating, the company announced on Tuesday of this week. A prepared announcement from president and founder Chris Gilray, noted that the separation will allow each company to focus on its dramatic … Continue reading