JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

Prior to founding Custom Electronics, I worked for Digital Equipment Corporation in their human resources department. I was an inside consultant dedicated to training. I used to teach a class called “Career Management.” I wasn’t happy there, and I gave myself my own class and came up with an outline of what the ideal career would be for me. And about two weeks later after I did that outline, I picked up the premiere copy of Audio Video Interiors, and I said “Oh, this is it.” My hero in this industry is Chris Stevens. I went to a training that he offered through Audio

By Janet Pinkerton As we went to press, Circuit City invited Dealerscope to tour its first completed CE-only store, which had a "soft opening" in Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 12. I toured Circuit's new 23,000-sq.-ft CE-only selling floor with company President and CEO W. Alan McCollough and Executive Vice President of Merchandising John Froman. The grand opening is Sept. 1. Built into a pre-existing retail location in a strip mall off Jacksonville's Southside Boulevard, the new store is a huge, high-ceilinged open space, brightly lit with colorful signage hanging from both ceiling and walls. Froman anticipates "a huge volume upside," that the new format

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