Attendees browsed the show floor and watched product demos at the C.E.D. Fall Ball in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Consumer Electronics Distributors (C.E.D.), member of the PowerHouse Alliance and premium regional distributor of consumer and specialty electronics for the Chicago metropolitan market and broader Midwest, hosted dealers and manufacturers at three different events for its 17th annual Fall Ball.
With record attendance at this year’s events, more than 30 manufacturer representatives, 230 dealers, and 150 industry affiliates flocked to C.E.D.’s Elk Grove Village, IL, New Berlin, WI, and Bloomington, MN locations. Attending local dealers and industry affiliates from their five-state territory experienced the latest technology and product demos from manufacturer reps, special promotions, gourmet food truck lunches, and numerous prizes.
Dealers listened in on an LG Training in Bloomington, MN.
Now in its 17th year, Fall Ball provides a networking opportunity for dealers and leading manufacturers. Representatives from JVC, Peerless-AV, ClearView Innovations, Clare Controls, URC, and more received valuable face time with both their existing and potential customer base, and built up the buzz around their brands heading into the holiday selling season.
“The C.E.D. Fall Ball is a great event to meet face-to-face with dealers, and it provides manufactures an opportunity to show dealers new technologies and products,” said Brett Kozlowski, sales engineer for URC. “The C.E.D. sales staff are extremely attentive to their customers’ needs and work with them to grow their business and offer new solutions. It is a must-attend event for me every year!”
At the Minnesota event, C.E.D. brought in representatives from LG to host multiple training sessions on the latest residential and commercial lines. Attendees of all three events were treated to exclusive sales and inventory opportunities, such as show-only specials on a long list of products. C.E.D. kept the house packed as attendees waited to hear their name called for hundreds of raffle prizes, including the chance to win tickets to Bears, Blackhawks, Wild, Vikings, or a Packers game.
“I had the privilege of attending this year’s Fall Ball, which included representatives from many top-brand vendors, providing an unparalleled experience for networking and learning about current and new products in the field of electronics,” said Bryan Osiecki of Sound and Sight Solutions. “C.E.D. did a phenomenal job at organizing the event, creating a professional yet very enjoyable and pleasant atmosphere (including great food!). Many thanks to C.E.D. for putting together this experience; I am already looking forward to next year’s event!”
“We are still on a high from the positive energy at this year’s events,” said Avery Baron, owner of C.E.D. “Our dealers are armed with everything they need for a successful fall selling season, and we look forward to finishing the year strong. We’d like to thank our manufacturer partners, and most of all our dealers for their continued support. We are honored to have such strong partnerships.”