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courses. Today it has more
than 750 available courses,
including the entire CEDIA
catalog of training. " It has
been wildly successful and
it is only going to grow from
here, " she says. Dantonio
noted that ProSource members
have saved more than
$150,000 by taking CEDIA
courses via ProSource U.
Meanwhile, ProSource
Academy has trained 58
new technicians since its
launch in 2021 and will be
IN BRIEF
Snap One Merges
Rewards Programs
OVER THE PAST several years, Snap One has been on a
buying spree, adding not only Control4 back in 2019 but
several regional distributors. With each acquisition comes
the legacy of an individual rewards program and it's not an
easy task to juggle multiple programs. Nearly three years
after acquiring Control4, Snap One has finally combined the
rewards programs for the two companies along with the
purchasing programs from its various Partner Stores.
The new, consolidated Partner Rewards program awards
points for every purchase online and in official Snap One
Partner stores. The program features five levels, providing
major benefits like progressively larger discounts, free shipping,
expedited gear replacement, premium tech support
and even access to exclusive Partner events.
Simply Reliable Adds Blog &
Podcast Resources
SIMPLY RELIABLE, a developer of cloud-based, end-toend
business software solutions, recently launched The
smartPRENEUR Blog and The smartPRENEUR Podcast. The
company says this new content adds to its smartPRENEUR
platform, which initially introduced The smartPRENEUR
Academy.
Simply Reliable's goal is to create an environment for learning,
sharing and improving that can be consumed and experienced
in short bursts. " If someone driving on their way to an
appointment can pick up just one good, actionable idea from
one of the podcasts during their 15-minute drive, then we've
cepro.com
done our job, " says Tom Coffin, CEO/president and co-founder
of Simply Reliable.
PowerHouse's Pioneer Music
Company Adds Location
PIONEER MUSIC COMPANY, a PowerHouse Alliance member
and 153-year-old distributor of products for professional
integrators, has announced the grand opening of a new
space in the Minneapolis, Minn., metro area.
Located in Bloomington, Minn., the new Pioneer Music
Company facility features self-shopping, 24-hour pickup, and a
training facility that can accommodate more than 50 attendees.
Catalyst
AV's LM Electronics
Opens Redesigned Space
CATALYST AV MEMBER LM Electronics in Fort Worth, Texas,
recently hosted an event where manufacturers, dealers
and reps alike enjoyed the distributor's newly designed
225-plus square foot space. An immersive home theater
was emphasized during the event, and Cliff Clarke, partner
and managing director of LM Electronics, notes the system
includes state-of-the-art components.
" We are running a 7.3.2 Atmos setup with PMC in wall/
ceiling speakers, StormAudio processor and amp, Display
Technologies Screen and the newly announced Epson
LS12000 projector. We are also using Definitive Technology
subwoofers and Rapid AV Connect wiring for the setup,
along with SurgeX for protection and seating from Fortress, "
he says.
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instituting a Level 2 training
course in the spring of 2022.
Meanwhile, the ProSource
Lighting Tech Certification
has trained 137 at Level 1
and another 48 at Level 2.
ProSource hosts one lighting
technology certification class
per quarter at its Lighting
Technology Learning Center
in Dallas.
" We are the only group in
the industry that has anything
like this, " she says.
The only element of the
ProSource " family reunion "
missing was executive
director Dave Workman
who was unable to attend
in person as he recuperates
from a health issue, but
Workman sent along a video
message to the attendees
to open the show.
Additionally, later in
March the buying group
announced the appointment
of Jim Pearse as
incoming president of the
organization. He will report
to Workman.
Pearse brings over 30
years of extensive retail
leadership from roles at
Wireless Advocates, where
he served as the president
and CMO through 2021;
Sears Holdings Corporation,
where was COO and vice
president of Consumer Electronics;
and Ultimate Electronics,
spanning a variety
of executive responsibilities
from 1998, including president
from 2007 to 2011.
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