Rocky Mountains

Mike Marri and Eric Olsen are the sort who can savor quality sushi while listening to tracks from Springsteen’s 1982 solo guitar album, Nebraska...all in the middle of a workday. The owners of Boulevard Pro have two decadently oversized leather recliners in their small, sunny Oradell, NJ, showroom, and they know how to touch-pad the Mechoshades closed on a bright afternoon should those recliners call their names. Marri, a fit 50-year-old who worked for years as a full-time drummer, and Olsen, whose movie-star looks once tempted him toward an acting career, both seem to embody the philosophy that “making a living”

The distributor TAG: The Advantage Group announced Monday a planned expansion of its training, distribution, and warehouse facilities in both the Rocky Mountains and New England. TAG’s Denver-based distributor, called TAG Rocky Mountains/HCA Distributing, has moved to a new distribution location twice the size of its previous headquarters, featuring a “15-minute will-call guarantee.” The Peabody, Mass.-based TAG New England/PDQ Distributing operation, meanwhile, has tripled its previous capacity. TAG announced late last month that it will begin distributing Terrestrial Digital antennas.

A rather impressive CE industry mind-meld took place early last month, in a not-so-predictable setting. It wasn't a D.C. boardroom, or even a Las Vegas Convention Center display booth. I'm talking about the 2003 Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Summit, held March 3-4 at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, Colorado. On the snowy slopes of the Rocky Mountains, top executives from retail and manufacturing firms, as well as a few select members of the press, gathered to discuss issues and strategy for the continued improvement and growth of the industry. CEA initiated this more relaxed, more informal meeting style a few years ago, and

Escaping the cold of the East Coast for the cold of the Rocky Mountains, Dealerscope joined the best minds of the consumer electronics industry for three days of brainstorming, debating, networking and skiing at the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) 2003 Winter Summit, held at the St. Regis resort in Aspen, Colorado. Over 40 executives from both the manufacturing and retailing sides of the business attended.

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