A Letter from the President of CTPG
February 1, 2015

"Good customer service starts with listening. It's key to getting to know your customers better, as well as better understanding their needs an getting to the core of their problems. 


HTSA Meets in the Windy City
December 22, 2014

The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) kicked off its fall meeting in Chicago with opening remarks from Managing Director Bob Hana, some business talk from Chuck Zimmerman of Sandler Training, and a cocktail party and dinner down the street at local sports legend Mike Ditka’s restaurant.

Women in CE to Honor Six With Legacy Awards
December 18, 2014

The Women in CE organization announced Wednesday the honorees for its annual Women in CE Legacy Awards. The four main honorees are Amy College, senior vice president of merchandizing at Best Buy; Amy Jo Smith, president of DEG: the Digital Entertainment Group; journalist Andrea Smith, formerly of ABC News; and Revenew founder and CEO Nasrin Thierer. 

Digital Home Systems is Newest HTSA Member
November 13, 2014

The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) announced Thursday that Digital Home Systems is its newest member. Based in the New York area, Digital Home Systems was founded in 1999 by lifelong musician Tom Manna.

Shaw Elected HTSA Board President
November 10, 2014

The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) announced Monday that Leon Shaw of Audio Advice has been elected president of its Board of Directors for 2015. He succeeds Joe Barrett. 

An Interview With Control4 CEO Martin Plaehn: "The Connected Home is Happening"
November 1, 2014

At the recent HTSA Fall Conference in Chicago, we had the opportunity to sit down with Martin Plaehn, the chief executive officer of Control4. We discussed the company's plans for this year and next, its recent acquisition of Extra Vegetables and life as a public company. This is a transcript; some sections have been edited for the purpose of clarity. 

Highlights from the HTSA Fall VendorFest
October 23, 2014

The 2014 HTSA Fall Conference in Chicago wrapped up in Chicago Thursday with the VendorFest, where manufacturers showed their products while Managing Director Bob Hana raffled off prizes (Photos and captions by Stephen Silver)