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The Consumer Electronics Association has announced its honorees for next month's 10th annual Digital Patriots Dinner, and they include a pair of Senators- Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio- as well as VOXX International founder and chairman John Shalam. 

CLOVIS, Calif., - In a time when specialist retailers are threatened more than ever before, the ability to close as many customers who come through the door as possible is not only valuable, it's critical. And while some stores may have one or two sales stars, imagine the difference on the retail sales floor with a full staff trained in the nuances of customer interaction. This June, the road to sales success goes through Ohio astwo industry veterans - both accomplished in their own right - team up to teach retail magic.

Digital Projection International said this week that it has added two new regional market managers. Brian Blumhardt is now the company's Central market development manager while Tom Wilmers has been appointed to a similar position for the Midwest.

The PowerHouse Alliance this week announced that it has added two members: Northern California-based  Sierra Select Distributing and Ohio- and Indiana-based Dorrance Supply Company.

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