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ECRM and Levin Consulting have joined forces to offer what they are calling, “the most comprehensive electronics and photo event in 2008,” the ECRM/Levin Consulting Electronics and Photo Retail Summit, scheduled to take place in Marco Island, Florida on September 14-17th. By combining ECRM’s proven process and Levin Consulting’s commitment to advancing vendor/retailer relationships, the pair provides the electronics and photo industry with an effective way to achieve business goals. The ECRM/Levin Consulting Electronics and Photo Retail Summit is comprised of pre-scheduled meetings that focus on the presentation of products/services and the review of programs in the electronics/photo category. Featured event categories include;

ECRM and Levin Consulting have joined forces to offer what they are calling, “the most comprehensive electronics and photo event in 2008,” the ECRM/Levin Consulting Electronics and Photo Retail Summit, scheduled to take place in Marco Island, Fla. on Sept. 14-17. By combining ECRM’s proven process and Levin Consulting’s commitment to advancing vendor/retailer relationships, the pair provides the electronics and photo industry with an effective way to achieve business goals. The ECRM/Levin Consulting Electronics and Photo Retail Summit is comprised of pre-scheduled meetings that focus on the presentation of products/services and the review of programs in the electronics/photo category. Featured event categories include;

By Jamie Latshaw MARCO ISLAND, Fla.--The Professional Audio/Video Retailers Association (PARA) faced tough issues, namely Internet exposure and e-commerce, during its annual conference. PARA itself unveiled its official web site (www.paralink.org) during the thick of it. The initial announcement that PARA joined with KnowledgeLink "created a lot of interesting conversations," PARA's Executive Director Debra Smith said. KnowledgeLink is PARA's first step in its Link and Listings program, which "has nothing to do with e-commerce and has to do with referring customers to stores and to encourage [PARA dealers] to have web sites, pay attention to their web sites and to create awareness through their web

By Janet Pinkerton Change is ruling our industry, driven by market forces of which the Internet is only a part. • Last month, Robert Gunst resigned as president and CEO of the good guys!, effective June 30, after a retooling of the store's format failed to bring the chain into profitability. Meanwhile, Best Buy named the former head of the on-line grocery shopping company Peapod as its president of its new e-commerce division. It's an end of one era, beginning of another. • At our editorial deadline, a Dealerscope staffer, fresh from the Professional Audio Video Retailing Association meeting in Marco Island, Fla., reported witnessing much wailing and

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