Jon Myer knew that drastic times call for drastic measures. What he didn't know was just how drastic those measures should be.
Representatives from 17 top-tier dealers that make up the Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO Group) arrived at one of Scottsdale, Arizona’s most beautiful golf courses at a significant moment in golfing history: just days before a 12-handicapper named Ted Kemp had sunk not one but two holes-in-one during a single round. The odds of that singular achievement are about 62-million-to-one, but Murray Huppin, president of Huppin’s/OneCall, woke early one morning during the the PRO Group’s Spring Meeting to take a shot at the record. He was joined on the course by executives from Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Yamaha. Maybe it was the gorgeous Arizona
On June 1 The Professional Audio/Vide Retailers Association (PARA) will finalize a merger with the Consume Electronics Association (CEA), according to a recent CEA announcement. The move is indicative of CEA's goal to obtain higher-end A/V dealer and specialty retail members, bringing them closer into their organization. According to CEA, it will create a new PARA Division that represents specialty audio-video, custom installation, and home theater companies. The division will promote the value of the specialty audio-video retail channel of distribution to the CE industry as a whole and grow the professionalism of specialty retailers within that channel. CEA will continue PARA's existing programs including