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Retailer Fry's Shuts Down

AFTER NEARLY FOUR DECADES in business, the West
Coast electronics retailer Fry's Electronics announced it has
ceased operations.
Posting on its website, the retailer says the pandemic negatively
affected its business and the company " has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges
posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. "
Fry's states it ceased operations and began the " wind-down "
process on Feb. 24. Fry's operates 31 stores in nine states.

products and services.
" Our partnership with DISH significantly extends ADT's reach
to bring more innovative smart home security solutions to millions of existing and potential subscribers, " states Jim DeVries,
president and chief executive officer of ADT. " This complementary agreement with an industry leader represents yet another
channel to further expand ADT's subscriber base. "

GHT Extends Reach in Florida

Expanding its operation outside of its metro Atlanta
base, GHT Group (formerly Georgia Home Theater) has acquired
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.-based Audio Video Excellence. GHT acDish to Sell & Install ADT Products quired the Florida integrator in January, and the move enables
the company to grow its client base by serving homeowners
ADT and Dish Network have announced a partnership
whereby Dish will begin marketing, sales and installation services along Florida's Northwest Emerald coast.
" We're very excited about the opportunity to integrate the
for ADT smart home security products.
Florida location of Audio Video Excellence into the GHT Group
Dish customers will receive access to ADT products and serfamily, " says Kenny Ellis, president of GHT Group. " They've
vices sold and installed by Dish's nationwide network of smart
built a great team, stellar reputation, and excellent processes
home professionals. OnTech Smart Services, a subsidiary of
for delivering complete solutions to customers. It's a perfect fit
Dish, will also serve as an installation provider for ADT security
to enable GHT Group to bring the full set of services we offer to
the Northwest Florida market. "

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Geitgey to Head CEDIA Marketing &
Communications

CEDIA has named Melissa Geitgey as the company's new vice
president of marketing, communication, and research. In her
role, Geitgey provides marketing communications thought leadership, ethical counsel, and synthesizes multiple business strategies to elevate the CEDIA brand and achieve business outcomes.
She also oversees the organization's global marketing, public
relations, research, and industry relations.
Geitgey brings nearly 20 years of experience to CEDIA, including managing talent and resources for higher education, sports,
professional services and nonprofit organizations.
She most recently was the marketing portfolio lead, employee
benefits, for OneAmerica Enterprise Marketing and Communications. She advised senior employee benefits business leaders
about the top-level marketing communications strategy required
to position the brand as a trusted insurance product wholesaler
and industry thought leader. Other previous stints include leadership positions the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership and the NCAA.
" I'm excited to join a team of talented people and collaborate
with them to communicate CEDIA's value to a global audience, "
says Geitgey. " I look forward to building mutually beneficial relationships with our industry partners. "

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