Together, Nationwide and Azione serve a diverse network of more than 450 custom integrators, and Azione brings into the mix over 60 additional vendor partners, making the combined group one of the largest and most diverse offerings in the industry.
Azione Unlimited’s annual fall conference— this year named Nikhedonia in Nashville— was ready to welcome integrators and vendors for three days of learning and networking last week. Commitment to health and Covid precautions were high on the list with daily temperature checks in addition to requiring vaccinations to be mask-less in meetings. “Put your cell phones in your pocket!” said Azione President, Richard Gilkes. “Be present!” A key theme during the conference was making connections, learning and enjoying being together…
ProSource hosted a welcome reception on May 3 for members and sponsors to celebrate the unveiling of the new Lighting Technology Learning Center (LTLC) at the Dallas Market Center.
The PowerHouse Alliance, national consortium of regional wholesale distributors, and Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association™ have partnered to create opportunities for connection and business growth between Azione dealer members and the PowerHouse Alliance distributor members.
DMF Lighting, modular downlighting manufacturer for the custom home integration channel, has launched a purchasing portal, exclusive to the CI channel. The portal features the ability to order complete lighting kits, housing, modules, and trim without a product number. Integrators can select application type, lighting source features, preferred visual aesthetic of the trim and the quantity, while automatically ensuring compatibility. …
Nationwide Marketing Group hosted its second virtual PrimeTime trade show, which highlighted the buying group’s elevated attention to education, forming a partnership with CEDIA. New luxury appliances took the stage as well.
A/V and integration buying group, ProSource, has announced that its new Lighting Technology and Learning Center will feature a Vantage end-to-end human-centric lighting (HCL) system, a winner in Connected Design’s 2020 Design Awards Program, with load control provided by the DMX-DALI-GATEWAY and InFusion Controller II for precise dimming of WAC Aether Series light fixtures.
CEDIA, long known for its strength in training the residential integration industry, and Nationwide Marketing Group, reportedly the largest buying group in the industry, which provides marketing and business support for retailers, are joining together. This partnership will provide Home Technology Specialists Nationwide (HTSN) dealers access to a well-rounded education platform.
Azione Unlimited unveils 2021 slogan, “Better Than Best,” which, according to the association, “signifies the Smart Home Association’s drive to stand out as thought leaders in the custom integration industry, providing deeper value for its members, and making them more profitable.”
Azione Unlimited has recognized members who, within a challenging year, were able to achieve success with “Monstrous Growth,” “Business Doubler” and “Business Tripler” awards.
Audio, video and integration buying group ProSource has appointed Frank Marengo as its Southeast District Manager. No stranger to the loudspeaker industry, Marengo has held positions, including direct account management and sales management, with Klipsch and Dynaudio. Marengo is known for building long-term business relationships, executing business plans and adapting quickly to shifts in the market, states ProSource. He will…