Azione Unlimited (AU), the education and buying group for custom retailers and integrators, has just added its 95th dealer member. The last three to join are World Premiere of Mechanicsburg, PA, Osbee of Harrison, NY, and Premier Media Technologies of Destin, FL.
“Our numbers are very healthy and dynamic with our dealers employing 1,295 individuals, sales of $295,000,000, and the best number of all being 85% of our dealer members have never been in a group before. On our vendor member side, we have delivered a whopping 27% year- over- year growth on average. Dealers and vendors are happy. Next on the horizon is our fall conference October 8 – 10 in Austin Texas where the focus will be on improving operational excellence,” said Richard Glikes, president of Azione Unlimited. “We continue to deliver a unique formula to our members. With a ‘best in class’ vendor line-up, including Sonance, Kaleidescape, Christie, Middle Atlantic, Coastal Source, Liberty, Savant, and Triad, we give our dealers the opportunity to offer the finest brands to their clients. Great programs, ongoing education with our free semi-annual conferences and monthly webinars, our no-ego, tight-knit family atmosphere and quarterly dues of only $750 present an unbeatable value proposition. We are creating a ‘captive market.’”
Darrell Taylor of Premier Media Technologies said, “The decision to join Azione was a two-fold move. First, the obvious value received in a group-buying position with multiple respected suppliers creates an inherent cost advantage. Second, the collaboration between Azione’s members establishes a synergistic environment of non-competitive dealers in the industry that improves every facet of our business.”