High-End Faces A Matter of Survival in Pandemic’s Wake; Here’s What We Should Do Now

In This GUEST POST, Bill Leebens Takes You on a Journey from ‘Me’ to ‘We’ & Proposes a New Industry Association A few months ago, I unexpectedly became unemployed. There had been occasions in my career when it was clear … Continue reading

Crestron’s Partnership Universe Expands Creating New Experiences for Users

Launches HomeTime Integrated Home Conferencing WFH Solution No doubt about it, Crestron is on a roll. They have recently had a series of announcements – not of the ho-hum type, but of the more meaningful, perhaps industry-changing type. Now we … Continue reading

And BAM! Just Like That, Savant Acquires GE Lighting to Become a Major Lighting Supplier

WSJ Says Deal Valued at Around $250M On Wednesday, we learned that Savant Systems Inc. (Savant), has acquired the lighting business from none other than the mighty GE. Terms of the transaction were not released, but the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

With Original Event Canceled, IFA Now Says It Will Hold a New Live, In-Person Show in September

Promoter Says It Is Putting ‘Health and Safety First’ Saying they are putting “Health and Safety first,” IFA announces they have received the appropriate government approvals to hold a live, in-person trade show event in Berlin this coming September. The … Continue reading

Epidemic Engulfs Emerald Expositions; Reports Massive Q1 Loss of $570.1M

CFO Admits Company Looking at Possibility of No More Shows in 2020 – and Fewer in 2021 Emerald Holding Inc., formerly Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. (NYSE:EEX), has released their fiscal 2020 first quarter results and the organization makes no bones … Continue reading

Critically Needed to Protect Crews, The DaVinci Group Sets Up to Supply Dealers PPE

The DaVinci Group (TDG), a specialty supplier of custom integration gear including architectural speakers, amplifiers and more, has taken extraordinary steps to offer their dealers responsibly sourced personal protection equipment (PPE), such that their work crews can safely continue to … Continue reading

Fear Factor: Consumers’ Fear Suggests a Slow Recovery from Recession

[Photo: Juan Arredondo, New York Times] COVID-19 Recession: Will Rebound be a V…U…or W? The Coronavirus pandemic has hit America big time. With a head-spinning swiftness, the epidemic swept across the country with ruthless efficiency – first impacting densely populated … Continue reading

Melrose Suspends Dividends, Cuts Executive Pay

Parent of Many Top CI Brands Steps in to Adjust for Impact of COVID-19 Melrose Industries PLC has announced it will suspend the payment of its usual year-end dividend in the face of the deteriorating economic environment as a result … Continue reading