Attitudes from the Editor
Last month, I encountered a lot of positive dealers—at the Home Theater Specialist Association's 5th Annual Fall Facile Pump-Up in Chicago, and at NARDA's Business Management Institute in Leesburg, Va. The HTSA group was confident that the higher end A/V and custom install would get them through, while the NARDA dealers were happy to invest in the NARDA resources for tweaking and improving their businesses.
There's good news and good business to be had out therre.
People are indeed cocooning, hugging their loved ones a little closer, finding good companionship with Friday night gatherings, and, if they can avoid it, staying away from airplanes. Layoffs be damned, they probably are going to go the extra distance to make their holiday meaningful and perhaps not a little escapist.