The 12 PowerHouse Alliance distributor members have scheduled their April training events and are offering dealers across the country multiple opportunities for networking and residential and commercial AV education sessions, plus new product demonstrations and special discounted pricing.
In the southeast, 21st Century Distributing is celebrating the retirement of long-time employee Dave Tierney with a weeklong blow out event. After 42 years in the AV industry and 11 years with 21st Century Distributing, Tierney is retiring as territory manager in Florida. Dealers who stop by the Orlando location between April 9 through 13 can say farewell and benefit from a number of walk-in specials on products, including bulk wire, Panamax, Sonance, and A2V, as well as enjoy a catered lunch and enter for a chance to win a pair of PowerHouse Alliance A2V custom speakers in the daily drawing.
Dealers in the southwest can sign up for a variety of trainings from distributor member ECD, including Denon and Luxul training at their Houston, Austin, and DFW locations, on April 17 through to 19, respectively. Also taking place at ECD’s Houston location is a KEF Counter Day on April 24, 2GIG training on April 26 and Hikvision Vendor Day on April 27.
Volutone will be joined by LG, BrightSign, and Peerless-AV to address the digital signage category, with seven half-day trainings across its seven locations from April 17 through 26. Dealers in Southern California and Las Vegas will learn how to identify sales opportunities and close deals, all while offering easy integrated solutions with great margins.
Member CED will host LG 2018 Product Training at its Northbrook, Illinois and New Berlin, WI, locations on April 3 and 4, respectively. Focused specifically on the custom installation market, the trainings will cover integration with Control4, and feature the latest OLED, Wallpaper, and more TV technologies.
Ui Supplies invites dealers to join them for one of two Intro to APEX Trainings from RTI at their Plainview, NY, location on April 5. Dealers will purchase and review RTI’s new C2K1 Kit, as well as dive into their APEX Programming software to receive Level 1 Certification. Ui Supplies will also host a Middle Atlantic training at its Plainview, NY, location on April 19. Participants will be given 1 RU toward CTS renewal, and the training also will include an overview on MAP product awareness.
EDI has relocated its Seattle-area warehouse location from Tukwila to Bellevue and will open the doors on April 23. EDI will also be taking part in the Pacific NW Consumer Electronics Expo (PNWCEE) on April 11 and 12 in Seattle. Attending dealers can sign up for trainings from Samsung and WyreStorm Technologies. and will get to see demonstrations of JVC’s latest projector innovations.
For the full list of member trainings and events in April, see below or check the PowerHouse Alliance event calendar.