Craig Abplanalp

Kaleidescape's New M700 Disc Vault was designed from the ground up to simplify and accelerate the process of adding movies and music to a Kaleidescape System.

These are the times when a Marilyn Monroe impersonator sauntering in front of a hot car can really do some good

Rancho Mirage, Calif.- The HTSA this coming year will establish a set of “Gold Standards” for its members, the group announced at its annual meeting here Thursday. These new standards will focus on the areas of Technology; including engineering, People; in the areas of employee recruiting and training, Marketing; in sales and customer service, and Finance; to develop sound business principles and improve vendor relationships. According to HTSA executive director Richard Glikes, this will be a year-long process. To segue into the “Gold Standard” discussions, HTSA members and vendors spent part of the morning listening to a presentation from the Luxury Institute’s Milton Pedraza.

LAS VEGAS—Dealerscope and E-Gear's Best of 2000 awards reception, held January 6, the opening night of the 2001 International CES, featured cold beer, good blues and an impressive awards roster. A multimedia presentation sponsored by Forbes Magazine honored five Dealerscope Hall of Fame inductees (including the first two retailers in the Hall of Fame's 10-year history), four retail Dealerscope Pride Awards and the innovative, designated winners of the Dealerscope Editors' Choice and E-Gear All-Star Awards. Tired feet and busy schedules notwithstanding, we had a blast. Eric Schwartz, vice president and group publisher of Dealerscope and sister consumer magazine E-Gear, chats with Tom DeVesto

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