South Dakota

Joe Paone is director of content for CTPG. jpaone@napco.com

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.

Almo Professional A/V this week announced the hiring of a pair of new sales managers. Bob McCormick is the new manager for the Western region while Jennifer Fisher will cover the Northwestern territory.

A movement is slowly building in Washington to banish one of the biggest perks of shopping online: not paying sales tax. That's because the perk has also cost states as much as $23 billion in lost revenue by some estimates, and they want it back. Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.) this morning enlisted Republican South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) and other state lawmakers to rally support for his proposed Main Street Fairness Act, which would make it easier for states to go after the money.

Vizio announced Friday that it has opened a new sales and marketing facility in North Sioux City, South Dakota. The call center is meant to meet demand for online orders placed through Vizio.com.

CompUSA, the CE retail chain that essentially returned from the dead last year, is expanding its operations, opening new sales offices in two U.S. states, which will employ 35 people in total.

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