Rants and rAVes — Episode 1034: Why You Should Join NSCA, and Why the NSCA BLC Is the Perfect 2021 Event


NSCA’s membership is at an all-time high, as is engagement. Why? Well, according to this videocast with NSCA’s executive director, Chuck Wilson, and rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, when the economy is tough, communication, collaboration and transparent dialogue from within the industry community is critical. NSCA has built its reputation on providing systems integrators with business […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1005: Why Every AV Integrator Should Consider Attending NSCA’s P2Pv


Gary was joined by NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson to talk about the upcoming P2P (Pivot to Profit) — or, this year, called P2Pv, as the event is virtual — September 22-23. This is THE leading business transformation event aimed at AV and IT, and the 2020 focus is helping low-voltage integrators recover from and reboot beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Using […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1002: Why AV Integrators Should Register for NSCA’s P2P Event in September


On this episode of Rants and rAVes, Gary was joined by NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson to talk about the P2Pv (“v” for virtual) event on September 22-23, open ONLY to AV integrators and designers. Unlike most virtual events (so far) in 2020, NSCA’s Pivot to Profit (P2Pv) event was specifically designed by integrators FOR integrators. The […]

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5 Minutes With Chuck Wilson for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0


Chuck Wilson is the executive director of the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), and he’ll be debating the future of commercial integration with Gary Kayye live on ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0. I wanted to hear what Chuck had planned for this LAVNCH & Learn session/debate, so I reached out to get a teaser […]

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NSCA’s Growth Stats Are Wrong, But, Here’s What They Say


NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for Summer 2019 and includes construction outlook information based on actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2019, as well as a forecasted outlook for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. This report was initially created as a response to integrators asking about market conditions and trends […]

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NSCA Announces Speaker Line-Up for BLC 2019


NSCA has announced that registration for the 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) is now open here. The 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference will be held on Feb. 27-March 1, 2019, at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. NSCA’s BLC has become the industry’s most notable platform for executive-level education and networking. The […]

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PASS: An Alliance You Need to Know About


Last month for rAVe Ed, I wrote an article about school safety. I was inspired by the Parkland students, who suffered a horrible tragedy and decided to do something to make sure others did not have to suffer a similar tragedy. I specifically avoided talking politics and law. I think there is a place for […]

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NSCA Forms Member Advisory Council to Help Integrators Address Challenges


NSCA has announced the formation of its Member Advisory Council, a group of professionals from within the systems integration industry who can share insights and best practices with NSCA members based upon their real-life experiences and knowledge. The Member Advisory Council (MAC) provides NSCA members direct access to business coaches with decades of professional practice […]

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Bob Coffeen Wins NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award


BobNSCA has announced that Bob Coffeen has won the association’s annual Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Coffeen will be recognized on Sat., March 1, 2014, during NSCA’s 16th annual Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas. “We’re honored to pay tribute to someone who continues to move the industry forward,” says NSCA Executive Director Chuck […]

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NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson Publishes New Book


NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson has authored a book titled “Under the Social Influence,” which focuses on specific influences that can impact a successful life and career. All book proceeds will benefit the NSCA Education Foundation, which helps further the education of systems integration professionals. Wilson reflects on the past 30 years of owning and […]

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WAVEcast Episode 11: Executive Management Talks NSCA’s 2013 BLC


This WAVEcast, we talk with the exective team of the National Systems Contractor’s Association (NSCA) about the 15th annual Business and Leadership Conference help in Phoenix, AZ last week. Chuck Wilson, Executive Director, Ingolf deJong, President of the Board of Directors, and Ron Pusey, Board of Director, share with us from the conference the history, highlights, and what attendees gain for their business […]

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rAVe Founder, Gary Kayye, Named NSCA Instructor of the Year

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has named Gary Kayye as the NSCA University College of Business Instructor of the Year. Kayye was selected based on student evaluations of his course, “Crossing the Chasm,” which he presented at the 2007 NSCA Expo. “NSCA is honored to present this award to Gary,” said NSCA Executive Director […]

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Good Help is Hard to Find

By Chuck Wilson, NSCA Executive Director The dot-com bubble produced a number of, at the time, innovative approaches to creating a productive work culture. Valued high-tech workers were provided with practically anything an employee could dream up: gym memberships, dog walkers, babysitters, company-sponsored vacations, company cars, pool tables, rooms to nap in and hackey-sack matches […]

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On the Path to Success: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Employees

By Chuck Wilson, NSCA Executive Director In the days before GPS navigational systems and online map search engines, the gas station attendant used to have all the answers. Day or night, rain or shine, drivers who found themselves lost could drive up to one of countless 24-hour roadside assistance help desks known as gas stations. There […]

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