Remembering Our Friends
This is a season which should be filled with hope, cheer and family. We should be focused on spending quality, well-earned time with people close to us as well as serving our customers as best we can to ensure that they’ll be happy and we’ll be able to continue with the good lives this industry affords us.
Unfortunately, this season was just rudely interrupted by the loss of one person dear to us in many ways. Bruce Jacobs, publisher of Custom Retailer and E-Gear magazines and valuable member of the Consumer Technology Publishing Group family, passed away last month. Bruce, first, was a friend to me and many in the CE world. He devoted many years of his life to supporting the needs of CE dealers and manufacturers, and he truly understood the issues important to all sides, which makes this a great loss to us all, professionally.
Personally, he was a friend who knew how to connect with people, make them feel comfortable and important. Our whole staff and the extended family in the CE industry will mourn his loss for a long time. On our Dealerscope and Custom Retailer Web sites (www.dealerscope.com and www.customretailer.net) you’ll find a place where many of his friends have left testimonials to Bruce, and I invite you all to visit and leave your own thoughts.