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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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