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David Thomas, CEO at Evident, is an accomplished cybersecurity entrepreneur. He has a history of introducing innovative technologies, establishing them in the market, and driving growth – with each early-stage company emerging as the market leader.

Vancouver-based custom installers La Scala and Sound Advice have merged, the companies announced this week. The combined firms will use the La Scala name.

Former Best Buy Chief Executive Officer Brad Anderson said he was joining the board of Vancouver, British Columbia-based LightHaus, a company that measures customer engagement inside stores.

LightHaus uses information obtained from in-store video cameras to measure customer traffic and evaluate browsing and shopping behaviors as well as trends.

The data can then be used by retailers to boost customer service, sales conversion rates and in-store productivity.

D&H Distributing said Monday that its co-president, Michael Schwab, had the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch

In this series that began last week and deals with driver distractions, we move our focus to facts surrounding the driver distraction discussion. 
Texting has grown tenfold in only three years to 110 billion texts sent per month, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association.  Eighteen states have banned texting while driving and seven states have banned talking on a cell phone while driving.

According to one national survey, at any given time during the day in the United States, one million people are on their cell phones while driving.  Since the year 2000, the average number of deaths from traffic accidents has been 42,000 a year and one-third of those were drug/alcohol-related. This leaves an average of 28,000 deaths due to other reasons. Texting is not the only driver distraction, but it has become a principal one gathering the attention of both federal and state legislators.

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