Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA)
The Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) announced Friday that it has added Renaissance Lighting of Herndon, Va., to its membership.
The Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) plans to form a non-profit Foundation that will enable its member dealerships to aid disabled war veterans.
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Old Westbury, an exclusive community in Nassau County, just north of New York City, is a luxury-dealer’s dream market. Median annual household incomes in the “village” hover around $250,000, and many families enjoy a net worth of penta-millionaire proportions.
“Expand your prowess to meet the needs of the new [recession] market. Think infrastructure. We don’t think the luxury-based client will suspend enhancements to their homes, though they might reduce their indulgences, so to speak, on higher-end A/V products.” -David Berman, HTSA Director of Training and PR
Home Theater Specialists of America announced last week that it is reached an agreement with James Loudspeaker, under which the company’s products will be made available to HTSA’s membership. “James’s speakers and sub-woofers are some of the best we’ve seen,” HTSA executive director Richard Glikes said as part of the announcement. “We’re thrilled to make products of this caliber available to our members and their discriminating audiophile clientele.” HTSA, which now has 62 members, has similar partnerships with nearly 50 vendors.
At last week’s Digital Downtown event in New York, HTSA Executive Director Richard Glikes spoke frankly to CustomRetailer about the state of the industry and strategies to get through tough economic times. The video of the interview can be watched in full here.
Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) kicked off its spring meeting on Tuesday April 7, with the aptly titled “The Dotty Do in The Desert” held in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Over 200 member and dealer attendees kicked off the morning with Executive Director Richard Glikes State of the industry presentation and welcome. “In 2007 in our industry there was some very positive trends,” Glikes said. “This includes lighting control that was up 50%. Other areas that were also solid performers were networking, other control systems and furniture. “For HTSA, we have three new vendor members: Epson, Triad Loudspeakers and Merchant Lynx. We