Day Two of NSCA’s P2Pv — The Blog Version

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On Tuesday, I attended the first-ever virtual iteration of NSCA’s Pivot to Profit event — P2Pv. The National Systems Contractors Association (or NSCA, as I mentioned earlier) puts on Pivot to Profit every year, but this time around the show looked a little different. In a great way. My recap from Tuesday’s event is here, […]

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Day One of NSCA’s P2Pv — The Blog Version

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This week, I was excited to cover my first virtual event on the first official day of fall (Yes! Fall officially began Sept. 22!) on what’s finally a beautiful (not deathly hot) North Carolina day. This show was one that I’d never attended, and one that would be all-brand-new to me — designed specifically for […]

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

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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

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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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NSCA Updates Electronic Systems Outlook Report for Summer 2020

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NSCA has updated its biannual Electronic Systems Outlook report for summer 2020. It includes construction outlook information based on actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2020 and a forecast outlook for the remainder of 2020, 2021 and beyond. Knowing that new construction is the best indicator of the future business climate for integrators, NSCA […]

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NSCA Selects THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH Platform for 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual Event

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National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has selected THE rAVe Agency’s LAVNCH platform to present its 2020 Pivot to Profit Virtual (2020 P2Pv) conference, Sept. 22-23. An event designed for the integration market, 2020 P2Pv is a two-day virtual conference combining keynote presentations, breakout sessions and “Tool-Kit Talks” with manufacturers and industry influencers. “Accelerating change to […]

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ProAV Day of LAVNCH WEEK 2.0: CX, Crystal Balls and a Hot Debate on AV-over-IP

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ProAV is at a crossroads today. And it’s not just because so many of us are working from home and don’t know what the commercial/business space will look like in three months, even with well-researched predictions. Big innovations in ProAV were happening long before COVID-19, but the pandemic has expedited — expedited like the first […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 Is Coming. Here’s How to Get In On It.

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I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June. More specifically, I can’t believe it’s already June 18, because that means LAVNCH WEEK 2.0 is only FOUR days away. You didn’t know there was a LAVNCH WEEK 2.0? Where ya been? This week, we’ve been previewing some of the great presenter content planned for LAVNCH […]

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5 Minutes With Chuck Wilson for LAVNCH WEEK 2.0

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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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Future of the Integration Business: Human Resources

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By Michael Timmes National Systems Contractors Association The COVID-19 pandemic should have you reexamining your HR policies about remote work, sick time, benefits, and more. As integration companies battle through a COVID-19-depleted market, there is much uncertainty about what the future of the integration industry holds. One feeling, however, has been consistent throughout NSCA’s countless […]

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NSCA Announces Winners of 2020 Excellence in Business Awards

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NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry, has announced the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Business awards in six categories: Customer Experience: AV Solutions, Baton Rouge, Louisiana Talent Development: Hillman AV Inc., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Differentiating Strategies: CEC (Communications Engineering Company), Cedar Rapids, Iowa Employee Engagement: HB Communications, North […]

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NSCA Updates Electronic Systems Outlook Report for Winter 2019

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for winter 2019 and includes information based upon actual data from January through November 2019, as well as forecasted information for 2020. NSCA partners with FMI to provide this report, which offers the newest, most relevant indicators of business opportunities for integrators. By tracking new construction starts […]

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Hey, Do You Own an AV Integration Firm? If So, Read This!

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NSCA has just released a new white paper: “Mergers & Acquisitions — Don’t Grow Your Business into the Ground.” Over the past few years, the systems integration industry has seen an active climate of mergers and acquisitions. Approximately 30 NSCA integrator members have been acquired in the last year alone. Although a successful acquisition or […]

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NSCA Continues Ethical Awards Program with No Entry Fees (Which We Celebrate!)

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NSCA just opened its 2020 Excellence in Business Awards entry period. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 17, 2020; there are no entry fees. Winners will receive recognition in various NSCA and industry publications, blogs, social media channels and newsletters, as well as recognition at NSCA’s 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference on Feb. 26-28, […]

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NSCA Announces Speakers For 2020 Business & Leadership Conference

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NSCA just announced the speakers for the 22nd annual Business & Leadership Conference (BLC), to be held on Feb. 26-28, 2020, at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Irving, Texas. This event, a platform for executive-level education and networking, brings hundreds of people together annually to share stories, learn from other leaders and hear […]

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NSCA Compensation & Benefits Report for 2019 Released

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NSCA has just released its 2019 Compensation & Benefits Report, which is based on data gathered from nearly 600 systems integrators across North America. In its sixth iteration, the report tracks and benchmarks compensation and benefits data for a variety of key positions within the industry, including technical, non-technical and C-suite roles. Systems integration firms […]

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NSCA Partners with Solutions360 to Help Simplify AVaaS for Integrators

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GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation and Solutions360 said today that they’ve partnered with NSCA in hopes of helping AV system integrators to ease into AVaaS (AV as a Service). Using Solutions360’s Q360 is designed to add monthly payments to AV quotes and proposals theoretically making it easier for their customers to choose a monthly payment option. […]

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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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Do Not Miss the Drunk Unkles at InfoComm

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The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the Drunk Unkles’ first NSCA Education Foundation Charity Concert of 2019, scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, at B.B. King’s in Orlando. Now in their 14th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have generated more than $1 million for the industry through this annual […]

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NSCA Launches ProAV Career Site

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The NSCA Education Foundation announced the launch of igniteyourcareer.org – an online portal to attract and retain talent in the communications technology industry. Currently, lack of awareness among up-and-coming students and young professionals means that great jobs in the industry go unfilled. Graduating students aren’t aware of the promising and lucrative careers available in communications […]

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NSCA Announces 2019 Excellence in Business Award Winners

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NSCA has announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Business awards in five categories: Customer Experience: Beacon Communications, Englewood, Colo. Differentiating Strategies: Horizon AVL, Blackwood, NJ Employee Engagement: Spinitar, La Mirada, Calif. Strategic Transformation: Vistacom, Allentown, Penn. Talent Development: Innovative Collaboration, Winter Park, Fla. “Every year during this process, we’re more and more impressed […]

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NSCA Adds to Business Accelerator and Member Advisory Council Programs

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NSCA has announced new additions to its Business Accelerator and Member Advisory Council programs. The services offered by these providers are created exclusively for NSCA members to streamline business processes, establish marketing differentiators, build lead-generation pipelines and gain access to capital. New NSCA Business Accelerators available to members include: Deluxe, which offers integrators and manufacturers […]

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NSCA Winter 2018 Electronic Systems Outlook Indicates 3 Percent Construction Growth Ahead

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook report has been updated for winter 2018. It includes information based upon actual data from January through November 2018, as well as forecasted information for 2019 and beyond. NSCA partners with FMI to provide this report, which offers the newest, most relevant indicators of business opportunities for integrators. By tracking new […]

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NSCA Education Foundation Announces Changes to Board of Directors for 2019

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The NSCA Education Foundation has announced the election of a new president to its executive committee, as well as many other leadership changes, including the addition of two new officers to its board of directors for 2019. Laurie Englert, vice president of customer experience at Legrand AV and current NSCA Education Foundation vice president, assumed […]

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NSCA Makes 2019 Excellence in Business Awards Free – No More Pay-for-Play!

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Systems integrators are encouraged to apply at no cost for NSCA’s 2019 Excellence in Business Awards. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 18, 2019. Winners will receive recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry publications, blogs, social media, and newsletters, as well as reduced admission to NSCA’s 21st annual Business & Leadership Conference […]

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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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NSCA Reports on Findings in New ‘Financial Analysis of the Industry’

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NSCA has just released an updated Financial Analysis of the Industry report for 2018, providing information that systems integrators can use to benchmark and compare expenses, profits, sales and other data against industry peers of similar size and business focus. The Financial Analysis of the Industry details the industry’s performance based on data collected from […]

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