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TD Bank Signs Agreement with Brandsource

TD Bank’s Retail Card Services business has announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with BrandSource to provide a private-label credit card program to its member stores. BrandSource’s network includes more than 4,500 locally-owned appliance, electronics, bedding, home furnishings and floor covering stores across the U.S. Through the partnership, BrandSource member stores will have access […]

Robert Archer · December 01, 2021

Why D&H Distributing Is a BFG

D&H Distributing’s ‘Built for Growth/Generations/Giving’ programs enhance its value for Nationwide Marketing Group members and others.

Jason Knott · November 15, 2021

Home Technology Association Partners with NARI

The Home Technology Association (HTA)—the resource for qualified and professional home technology professionals—has announced a mutually-beneficial collaboration initiative with NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). Through this new arrangement, HTA will provide NARI members access to HTA’s library of educational resources, including articles, webinars, and videos that has proven beneficial in educating, inspiring, and […]

Robert Archer · November 04, 2021

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CEDIA Trade Group Hires Amanda Beckner

CEDIA has hired Amanda Beckner, CTS as its new vice president of education and training.  Amanda Beckner has over two decades of experience in association management, learning program development, and the audiovisual industry. As vice president of learning at AVIXA, she led the digital transformation of the association’s curriculum, shepherded three AVIXA certifications and multiple […]

Robert Archer · November 03, 2021

Leading Buying Groups Nationwide Marketing Group, Azione Unlimited Announce Merger

By joining forces, Nationwide Marketing Group, Azione Unlimited create portfolio of capabilities for 450+ custom integrators serving today’s expanding smart home and related technologies markets.

CE Pro Editors · October 20, 2021

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Nationwide Marketing Group Merges with Azione Unlimited

Nationwide Marketing Group, a national buying and marketing group for appliance, electronics, custom integrators, furniture, bedding and outdoor living retailers, and Azione Unlimited, a group of custom integrators and manufacturers, have merged to form the most capable and results driven whole home platform. Together, Nationwide and Azione serve a diverse network of more than 450 custom […]

Robert Archer · October 20, 2021

CEDIA Names GRAMMY Exec Daryl Friedman as New President and CEO

Daryl Friedman has spent 30 years with the 25,000-member Recording Academy. His goals include making CEDIA a household name.

Jason Knott · October 20, 2021

How to Accurately Determine Your Clients’ Smart Home Technology Budget

HTA Budget Calculator available as free tool on cepro.com to help integrators guide clients through smart home technology budgeting process.

Jason Knott · October 19, 2021

Control4 Recognizes HTSA Members with Partner Awards

Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA)—a trade consortium of residential technology retail and custom integration specialists, congratulates members on their recognition by Control4 as part its ‘2021 Partner Award’ program. The program is designed to recognize those Control4 partners who exhibit “superior installation design, dedicated customer service and significant business growth.” “We are in awe […]

Robert Archer · October 08, 2021

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Can You Eliminate Your Lead Technician Positions?

Integrator migrates away from lead technicians to project managers with positive results. Is that a formula you can repeat?

Jason Knott · October 06, 2021