NSCA Excellence in Business Awards Open for Application

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NSCA’s 2017 Excellence in Business Awards are now open for submissions and systems integrators are encouraged to apply. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 20, 2017. Winners will receive reduced admission to NSCA’s 19th annual Business & Leadership Conference ($999 as opposed to $1,499), as well as recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and […]

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NSCA’s Summer 2016 Electronic Systems Outlook Now Available

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NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook has been recently updated for Summer 2016, and now includes information based upon actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2016, as well as information forecast for the remainder of the year. Free for many NSCA members, and available for purchase starting at $199 to others, this updated report provides the […]

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NSCA Education Foundation Introduces New Hester Scholarship

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The NSCA Education Foundation just announced the establishment of the Hester Scholarship to help attract and recruit veterans to the systems integration industry. At NSCA’s 18th annual Business & Leadership Conference in February in Dallas, Mike and Kiffie Hester made a generous donation of $25,000 to the NSCA Education Foundation. This gift will be used […]

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NSCA Says In With the New

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The NSCA Board of Directors has elected a new president to its executive committee. Kelly McCarthy, president/CEO at Genesis Integration, will assume his role as NSCA Board of Directors president today: July 1, 2016. A current NSCA board member, McCarthy plans to help NSCA continue its focus on the integration channel. “NSCA is our organization,” […]

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Repackaging InfoComm

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Well another InfoComm has come and gone, and another Las Vegas record was set this year with over 38,000 attendees at the 2016 show. By attendance alone, you’d have to agree that the show is as healthy as ever. The InfoComm show is an amazing place to connect with industry peers, showcase new products to […]

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NSCA Launches C-SIP New Employee Training

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The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is excited to announce the release of a new online training program to help integrators’ new employees get started on the right foot. The C-SIP (certificate as a systems integration professional) program provides the right level of industry- and job-specific training and onboarding for new employees in an online, […]

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Drunk Unkles Announce InfoComm Event

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The NSCA Education Foundation is excited to announce the first and largest Drunk Unkles fundraiser of 2016, scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, 2016, from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Las Vegas’ Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel. In the 11th year of supporting the NSCA Education Foundation, the Drunk Unkles have raised more than […]

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NSCA Announces Dates for First-Ever Pivot to Profit Conference

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NSCA is excited to announce the date and location of its first Pivot to Profit Conference. This two-day event helps integrators maintain their core values and identity while implementing lucrative new pathways to increase revenue – all by “pivoting” to discover additional growth opportunities through recurring monthly revenue (RMR). The Pivot to Profit Conference takes […]

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The Entry Exit Problem

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Last month I wrote the Star Wars Guide to Recruiting New Talent, in which I gave a nod to NSCA’s new IGNITE initiative and their efforts to drive interest in the AV industry with technology minded young people.  It’s an important initiative, as industries that grow “gray” typically face huge challenges. Look at the gaming […]

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Winners of NSCA Excellence in Product Innovation Announced

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NSCA has announced the winners of the second annual Excellence in Product Innovation awards, a recognition program for products that have a profound impact on systems integrators. Any manufacturer that produces low-voltage products for installation by integrators in the commercial space was eligible to apply for this award. The awards were announced on Feb. 25 […]

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NSCA Announces 2016 Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award

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The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced that James Beckham as the annual Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2016. Beckham will be recognized on Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, during NSCA’s 18th annual Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas, Tex. “We’re privileged to be able to pay tribute to yet another individual who […]

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NSCA Announces 2016 Excellence in Business Award Winners

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NSCA says this year’s Excellence in Business awards honor five systems integration firms in their efforts to adapt to the constantly changing industry: Audio Acoustics Inc., winner in the Talent Development category, decided to re-evaluate hiring and training practices to improve retention of its well-trained technical staff. The company wanted to close skill-set gaps while […]

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Submissions are Available for NSCA’s 2016 Excellence in Business Awards

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Systems integrators are encouraged to apply for NSCA’s 2016 Excellence in Business Awards. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2016. Winners will receive one free admission to NSCA’s 18th annual Business & Leadership Conference (a $1,499 value), as well as recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry publications. Companies with solid business […]

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rAVe ProAV Edition — Volume 13, Issue 22

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For all you regular reader of rAVe news out there, you may not realize this, but twice a month we publish rAVe ProAV Edition an email newsletter packed with opinionated news and product stories about the ProAV industry. The most recent edition, Volume 13, Issue 22 includes an editorial from Leonard Suskin about designing AV systems, On Single-Source AV […]

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NSCA Announces Excellence in Product Innovation Awards

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NSCA is excited to announce that entries are being accepted for its second annual Excellence in Product Innovation awards. And, NSCA says that this recognition program honors products that have a profound impact on systems integrators. Any manufacturer that produces low-voltage products for installation by integrators in the commercial space is eligible for this award. […]

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NSCA Intros Something AMAZING!!

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The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) just introduced a new online tool that they say saves time, streamlines hiring, identifies current employees with extraordinary technical skills, and finds the best new candidates: the Technical Assessment Tool. Through a series of basic, intermediate, and advanced questions about the industry and technology, this online tool allows integrators […]

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Registration Opens for NSCA’s Integration Business Survival Conference in Annapolis

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NSCA has announced that registration is officially open for its Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase in Annapolis, MD, on Oct. 22. The information and advice presented at this one-day conference is based on feedback from NSCA members, as well as the systems integration community, gathered through online surveys and requests for suggestions. The […]

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NSCA Announces Leadership Changes for 2015 & 2016

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The NSCA Board of Directors has elected a new officer to its executive committee, who assumed his role on July 1, 2015. Dave Ferlino, regional operations manager at Whitlock, joins the NSCA Board of Directors executive committee in his new position as secretary. Ferlino joins the following executive committee members who are continuing their positions from […]

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NSCA Announces Partnership with API Processing

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NSCA’s partnership with Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based API Processing is designed help integrators navigate state licensing requirements. As integrators often struggle with understanding, completing, and maintaining all of the necessary licenses required for the work they’re doing across the country, applications can be denied due to mistakes or lack of required documentation. “Licensing laws are just […]

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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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NSCA Releases 2015 Guide to State Licensing for Contractors

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The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced its 2015 Guide to State Licensing. The report provides the commercial electronic systems industry with a reference guide of state laws governing the installation of low-voltage systems. The 2015 Guide to State Licensing offers an overview of licensing requirements and state code for each U.S. state. The […]

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NSCA Drops Rates for 2015 Integration Business Survival Conference

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NSCA’s 2015 dates for its regional Integration Business Survival Conference & Technology Showcase (IBSC) we just announced. This conference is designed to offer specific training and business education in a small setting that gives attendees a chance to learn and see new technology one-on-one. The first regional Integration Business Survival Conference of 2015 will take […]

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NSCA 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report Released

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The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is excited to announce its 2015 Compensation & Benefits Report, based on data gathered from systems integrators across the country. Now in its fifth iteration, the report tracks and benchmarks compensation and benefits data for a variety of key positions within the industry, including technical and administrative roles. Systems […]

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NSCA Now Accepting Applications for Excellence in Business Awards

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NSCA is looking for potential applicants for its NSCA’s 2015 Excellence in Business Awards. Integrators can submit themselves. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 23, 2015. Winners will receive one free admission to NSCA’s 17th annual Business & Leadership Conference (a $1,199 value), as well as recognition throughout the year in various NSCA and industry […]

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