AVAD Adds Incentives, Promotions for Chicago Vendopalooza AVAD has added incentives for the upcoming Chicago Vendopalooza on Wednesday, June 21, at Elk Grove Village, IL.By RS Staff Published: June 14, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 AVAD has added incentives for the upcoming Chicago Vendopalooza on Wednesday, June 21, at Elk Grove Village, IL. In addition, AVAD has promoted Bob Stern to market account manager for Chicago. He will be based out of the Elk Grove Village branch, where he will be responsible for day-to-day operations and management of the sales staff. The upcoming Chicago Vendopalooza on June 21 will feature door prizes and raffles worth more than $10,000 in giveaways for dealers attending the event. Multiple raffle winners will be announced every two hours during the event for door prizes, including a 65-inch Samsung TV, Denon and Marantz receivers, subwoofers, speakers, networking gear, and gift cards. The event will feature four robust classes of vendor training, free lunch, and the best discounts and promotions of the year. Dealers can also mark their calendar for the next Vendopalooza events on July 11 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and July 21 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. “We are happy to announce a new lineup of prizes and promotions for our upcoming Chicago Vendopalooza,” said Seth Evenson, director of customer experience management for AVAD. “We invite all of our local Chicago dealers to come out and join us for a great event with expert-level training and superior prizes. Those attending the event will also have the opportunity to meet our new market account manager, Bob Stern, as well.” Stern brings previous experience as the Midwest regional sales manager for Shoreview Distribution, principle for Aviso Reps, Western business development manager for Hall Research, and regional manager for Kramer Electronics. With more than 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry, Stern has a wealth of audio, video and digital signage knowledge to help support AVAD’s customers in the Chicago area. Stern has background and experience in many areas, including retail, integration, manufacturing and distribution, which he will bring to AVAD to better support dealers. “We’re excited to add an industry veteran to AVAD’s Chicago territory,” said Jon Zabel, vice president of sales and merchandising for AVAD LLC. “Bob brings a wealth of knowledge to AVAD, which we believe will be an asset to our midwestern dealers. Our Chicago branch has proved to be one of our busiest locations and I look forward to having Bob actively engage with the dealers to grow our business together.” SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.