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ProSource Lighting Technology Certification

ProSource Trains Its First 25 Lighting Technology Certification Level 2 Members

25 ProSource members are earn Lighting Certification Technology Level 2 at new Lighting Technology Learning Center in Dallas.

CE Pro Editors · December 10, 2021

CE Pro Podcast #85: Inside the Nationwide/Azione Merger

Tom Hickman of Nationwide Marketing Group and Richard Glikes offer further insight into the recent merger of the two buying groups.

Jason Knott · December 10, 2021

New Cinergy Alliance Professional Development Group Forms

Invite-only Cinergy Alliance buying group will be capped at 50 members with select suppliers focused on deep training and business management.

Jason Knott · December 08, 2021

Azione Board of Directors

New Azione Board Members Include 2 Integrators

Azione Unlimited has announced two new dealer board members and one returning vendor board member. The Azione Unlimited board consists of five dealer members and five vendor members that amplifies The Smart Home Association’s mantra that dealers and vendors are equals. The newly elected dealers are Nick DeClemente of Elevated Integration in New York and Paul […]

Robert Archer · December 07, 2021

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

Amanda Beckner CEDIA

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

Nationwide Azione merger

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