A pair of electronics and home theater businesses in New England have decided to respond to the recession by merging operations. According to the Little Independent, Littleton, Mass.-based New England Home Theater has merged with Ensemble Music Systems and Home Theater of Nashua, located across the border in New Hampshire.
Jabra parent GN announced Monday the planned relocation of the Jabra office to Nashua, N.H. from Lombard, Ill. GN has operated out of Nashua for 13 years. GN recently integrated its North American divisions into one organization. This move is intended to enhance that alignment. Jabra Senior VP and GM David Wood will continue in his current position during and after the move, which is expected to begin immediately and continue over the next six weeks. Wood explained, “Consolidating the North American operation into one location will allow us to better leverage the existing resources in Nashua and
1972 Current company Chairman Sandy Bloomberg founds New England Audio (NEA), d/b/a Tweeter etc. The first location, a Scandinavian/European concept store, opens on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. 1974 NEA opens the Chestnut Hill store—the first audio specialty store in a mall in the United States—and adds the Yamaha brand. 1975 First Tweeter franchise store opens in Framingham, Mass. 1976 New Hampshire franchise opens. 1977 Rhode Island franchise opens. 1979 The Video etc. consumer video equipment store opens in Dedham, Mass. 1981 Video etc. closes. 1982 Leo Kahn buys interest in NEA. Bill Grant comes in