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Capitol Sales Learning Institute Launches in San Mateo

Eagan, MN — After an aborted launch in Seattle, Capitol Sales Company got its five-city Learning Institute Regional Outreach program off the ground, last week, with a successful three-day event in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the first of what Capitol Sales Company describes as the “ultimate training ground” for custom installation professionals, the San Mateo event, which attracted attendees from the entire Bay Area, presented a soup-to-nuts program on the latest and most relevant products and technology trends, as well as classes devoted to helping professionals market and merchandise their services through a variety of cost-effective means.

From left to right, the team from Capitol Sales Company, featuring Fred Harding, Michelle Wood, Kelly Clement, Mike Marko, and Jeff Kussard.

“It was a thrill to see the way attendees took advantage of the opportunity to engage some of the most high profile vendors in the business,” said Jeff Kussard, Capitol Sales Company’s strategic development director. “It’s one of the key advantages of taking the time to attend one of our Learning Institute programs, along with a near endless well of usable information.”

Many of the attendees noted how the idea of a three-day educational program at first seemed almost intimidating. “I came in not sure if I could do this. I left knowing I can,” commented Megan Sohm, of Arnold Electrical, in Arnold, California. (

Joining Capitol Sales Company as an exclusive partner is CEDIA On the Road Courses from CEDIA University On the Road are held in conjunction with the Capitol Sales Learning Institute-Regional Outreach. All Capitol Sales class attendees will receive CEU credits through CEDIA University.

Here’s a list of upcoming tour dates:
· May 17-19, 2009 / Dallas, TX
Wyndham Dallas Love Field, 3300 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75235, 214.357.8500

· June 7-9, 2009 / Philadelphia, PA
Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406, 610.354.8206

· July 12-14, 2009 / Chicago, IL
Eaglewood Resort and Spa, 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca, IL 60143, 630.694.6097

· November 15-17, 2009 / Tampa, FL
Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel, Tampa Int’l Airport, Tampa, FL 33607, 813.879.5151