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Women in AV Expands Involvement at Almo Pro A/V’s Fall 2012 E4 AV Tour in Dallas and New York

Women in AV Expands Involvement at Almo Pro A/V’s
Fall 2012 E4 AV Tour in Dallas and New York

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — August 29, 2012 — Women in AV (WAVE), a group seeking to educate, support and inspire women in AV through collaborating, mentoring and networking opportunities, today announced it will participate in the Fall 2012 leg of the Almo Professional A/V E4 AV training and networking tour, which stops in Dallas on September 13 and New York on October 3. WAVE’s participation on the E4 tour is sponsored by Chief Manufacturing, NEC, Samsung and Premier Mounts.

For both events, WAVE has the following activities planned with the goal of gathering local WAVE members to connect and learn from each other’s experiences:

• 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Stop by the Almo Pro A/V table to talk with members of the WAVE Planning Board about how to get involved
• 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sit at the designated WAVE lunch tables set up for dining and networking
• 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attend the class, “What is Mentoring and Why It’s Important to You” led by WAVE founder Jennifer Willard to learn about implementing company programs and the WAVE Mentoring Program.

With the theme of the Almo E4 Fall tour focused on “Your A/V Future Revealed,” attendees can expect to see hundreds of new products from more than 30 manufacturers, as well as a newly updated set of 13 educational sessions, many of which are worth E4 partner InfoComm International’s CTS Renewal Units (RUs). rAVe [Publications] founder, Gary Kayye will kick-off both events with a keynote that includes his “Krystal Ball” predictions for the future of AV.

An overview of the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour can be viewed here.

“We are headed your way women in AV and can’t wait to get together,” said Jennifer Willard, founder of WAVE. “There will be multiple occasions to connect throughout the day to discuss the importance of mentoring for the growth and future of the women in our industry. Almo Pro A/V understands the importance of this topic and we are grateful for the opportunity to expand our involvement at the E4 shows.” Willard added, “It is rare for us to have the chance to network with each other and we should embrace this time together. We are especially thankful for our WAVE sponsors for their support on this exceptional industry tour.”

“The number of women attending our E4 events and entering the AV industry itself has grown in the last couple of years and we expect to continue seeing this trend in the future,” explained Melody Craigmyle, vice president of marketing, Almo Professional A/V. “It’s important to prepare the women in our industry today on how to coach and train the generation of women about to enter the AV workforce. We are glad to provide a traveling forum where this type of mentoring can take place.”

About the E4 AV Tour
The E4 Dallas event will take place on September 13 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas while the E4 New York event is on October 3 at the Meadowlands Expo Center. Both events run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are entirely free, including parking, to Almo Pro A/V’s reseller, integrator and consultant partners. To register, go to www.e4avtour.com.

Launched in December 2009, The E4 AV tour is a free, full-day program with an intense educational focus that allows partners to earn valuable InfoComm International CTS RUs while networking with the industry’s top manufacturers. For more information, go to www.e4avtour.com.

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About Women in AV
Founded in 2011, Women in AV (WAVE) strives to promote collaboration, sharing of ideas and brainstorming about all things AV in a compassionate environment where treading in new areas for the first time is appreciated and encouraged. WAVE aims to support a balanced work/life principle where having success in one area never compromises the other. At the same time, WAVE provides research and education to women about opportunities for advancement within the AV industry. WAVE members mentor and offer young women assistance to advance their education and experience while pioneering sustainable business models to streamline daily requirements of commerce and advocate responsible, social and economical business practices. For more information, go to http://womeninav.com.

About Almo Professional A/V
Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s fastest growing distributor serving the needs of professional audiovisual integrators, dealers and consultants. With a highly skilled sales team, reseller education programs, 10 distribution centers across the U.S. and product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level.

The Almo Professional A/V sales team is InfoComm-trained and the majority is CTS-certified. Almo Professional A/V has aligned with InfoComm International to offer courses worth CTS renewal units that enable partners to stay ahead. At the same time, the division works with industry vendors to bring live and online product training opportunities directly to channel partners.

Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 410-560-2890 or go to www.almoproav.com. Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/almoproav and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/almoproav.

*All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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