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NSCA Unveils New Events for InfoComm 2011

Informative Sessions, Technology and Great Networking Opportunities in Booth #543

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, May 11, 2011 — New for InfoComm 2011, the NSCA booth will feature informative sessions to help integrators solve business challenges; a live, interactive legislative map; a HUGE block party to recognize and show appreciation for NSCA members and supporters; and fun and challenging opportunities to win $500.

Daily in NSCA Booth #543
The centerpiece of NSCA’s booth will be its interactive state map. Featuring Spyeglass products that provide touch technology, the map will allow attendees to determine whether there is any potentially damaging legislation in the pipeline either in their state/region or federally.

Similarly, NSCA will host 15-minute presentations daily at 10:15, 11:15 and 11:15 to address common business challenges and opportunities, including:
• Increase Profits with Davis-Bacon?
Join NSCA member James Beckham as he shares his experience in dealing with more

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Robert Grubb Appointed to NSCA Education Foundation Board of Directors

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Bose Professional Systems Continues Support of Industry Advancement

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, February 8, 2011 — The NSCA Education Foundation has elected Robert Grubb, North America Manager for Bose Professional Systems, to its Board of Directors. Grubb replaces Mitch Nollman, who previously represented Bose on the Foundation’s Board.

Grubb has been a part of the professional audio industry for more than 25 years. He started out in audio recording and production and over the years has gained a broad knowledge of many vertical markets in the pro-audio industry. Grubb now manages the field sales group in North America for Bose.

Since 1999, the NSCA Education Foundation has created educational opportunities to grow the commercial electronic systems industry. By providing financial assistance through scholarships, student memberships and the creation of an endowment for future scholarship opportunities, the Foundation assists more

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NSCA RECOGNIZES SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS

Excellence in Business Award Winners Incorporate Successful Strategies into Business Plans

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, January 31, 2011 — NSCA has announced the winners of its 2011 Excellence in Business Awards. A number of great applications were received and the committee had a difficult decision to make. Following are the winning companies and the category they won for:
• Alpha Video & Audio, Inc. – Marketing Strategies
• Avyve – Philanthropic Contributions
• Intelligent Access Systems – Growth Strategies
• Stage Front Presentation Systems – Project Development
• The Whitlock Group – Fiscal Responsibility

“This year’s winners exemplify the diverse industry we represent,? said Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “These companies proved through their business strategies that it was important not only to succeed, but also to excel in their business models. They found many solutions from within their organizations; rewarding the talent that already exists builds more

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Industry Manufacturers Support Integrators Facing New Business Reality

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Integrator Business Conference Filling Up Fast

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, January 25, 2011 — Industry leaders are supporting the NSCA Business & Leadership Conference, an industry-specific event designed to meet the business needs of integration company owners and managers. Sponsored by InfoComm International and endorsed by PSA Security Network and USAV Group, a wide variety of commercial electronic systems integrators, manufacturers and associations will be participating in the event.

An impressive list of sponsors continues to grow as both returning and new sponsors are looking forward to participating in this year’s event. Long-time supporter of the event, host sponsor, Atlas Sound/IED, as well as co-host and media sponsor, Systems Contractor News, return once again. Their support helps NSCA produce an event focused on business tactics and strategies to improve profitability and productivity as we continue to recover from the last four more

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NSCA’s 2010 Financial Analysis of the Industry Now Available

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Report Enables Contractors to Compare and Contrast Financial Ratios

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, January 11, 2011 — NSCA’s latest release of its biennial Financial Analysis of the Industry coincides with a more optimistic view of the economy and, consequently, predictions of new business ventures in 2011. The new 2010 report allows systems integrators to track and benchmark their past two years in comparison to industry peers to create a more realistic picture for 2011.

The report highlights three areas for 2009 and 2010: company background, balance sheet and summary information, and sales ratios. It is broken down by company size, gross profit, company age, region, focus and sales methods, which makes it easier for readers to measure financial performance. It also examines sales ratios such as range of sales, cost of sales and administrative expenses to manage.

Installations of more

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NSCA Education Foundation Announces Position Changes

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Emspak Joins Board, Snitker Named New Managing Director

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, January 5, 2011 — The NSCA Education Foundation has elected Steven Emspak, partner at Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC, to its Board of Directors. Additionally, NSCA recently hired Barbra Snitker as the Managing Director of the NSCA Education Foundation.

Emspak is a long-time supporter of the Foundation through Shen Milsom & Wilke and even more significantly through his leadership and involvement with the industry band, the Drunk Unkles. The “Unks? have been involved with the NSCA Education Foundation for more than seven years, raising more than $450,000 for the Foundation’s initiatives.

“For many years, I have respected NSCA for the knowledge and respect it brings to the industry through its education and training,? Emspak said. “Today’s business climate is more challenging than it has ever been; the more

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NSCA Mourns Loss of Industry Leader

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, December 27, 2010 — NSCA fondly remembers Randy Vaughan for his commitment to an industry that broadly ranges in technologies, applications and markets – bringing his expertise, leadership and passion to both the commercial and residential electronic systems industry. A memorial service is set for Thursday, December 30, 2010 in Norfolk, VA.

Randy was a charter member of NSCA, serving in any capacity needed and helping the association and its members become well-trained, educated systems integrators. Randy served on the NSCA Board of Directors from 1997-2008, including a year two-year term as president beginning in 2005. Additionally, he served as an instructor for NSCA University™ for more than 12 years, and was named its Educator of the Year in 2007. He also served as chairman of the NSCA Education Committee for a number of years. His greatest accomplishments more

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Improve Your Bottom Line, Expand Your Market Base with Telepresence

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Latest NSCA Research Evaluates Potential, Opportunities of Video Teleconferencing

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, December 13, 2010 — The latest Market Intelligence Briefing™ (MIB) report, Audio & Video Teleconferencing/Telepresence Market, from the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) predicts participation in audio and video teleconferencing and telepresence systems to increase revenue opportunities in the future. Nearly 70 percent of integrators surveyed already rely on video teleconferencing/telepresence applications for up to 20 percent of their total revenue. The majority also expect revenue totals to increase as customers seek solutions to maintain customer service and “real-life? engagement despite location and cuts in travel budgets.

Historically, the majority of integrators have been involved in audio-only conferencing; however, a significant majority is now involved in video teleconferencing/telepresence systems. Sizable growth is expected for both audio-only and video teleconferencing systems, of which corporate and industrial venues (including more

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Notable Speakers to Share Tools for Success with Contractors

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NSCA’s Business & Leadership Conference Features Economist, Fighter Pilot

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 30, 2010 — Commercial electronic systems contractors/integrators will get the tools and resources they need to stay afloat during this continued turbulent economy at NSCA’s 2011 Business & Leadership Conference, February 17-19, 2011, in San Diego, CA.

This year’s event features speakers who will inspire attendees to challenge themselves, their procedures and their profits. Taking advantage of the southern California location, NSCA will host a session at Miramar Naval Base, where conference attendees will learn firsthand how to apply military strategies in a combat environment for business success. Fighter pilot Patrick “Lips? Houlahan will lead the session, “Flawless Execution: Plan. Brief. Execute. Debrief. = WIN!?

Sharing challenges and solutions with peers is the most popular benefit of this event. Conference alumnus Jim Hendrix of Lone Star Communications, Inc. and Leslie Shiner of more

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Recovery? What Recovery?

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Discover Proven Ideas to Run a Profitable, Productive Business at NSCA’s 2011 Conference

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, November 17, 2010 — Registration is now open for the 2011 NSCA Business & Leadership Conference, the only conference focused on business strategies and professional development for commercial electronic systems executives and managers. The event will be held February 17-19, 2011, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn Golf Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA.

Systems integrators continue to face challenges surrounding the volatile economy, including increasing labor costs, additional burdens on job sites, new regulations and policies, among others. Economists have officially announced the recovery, but business still tells us otherwise. The 2011 Business & Leadership Conference will provide attendees with proven strategies to recover from the recovery and tactics to return to a more profitable, productive business even in an unstable environment. more

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