Azione Storms into 2021 With Awards, Updated Conference Roadmap + More
Chester Springs, PA – March 3, 2021 – After posting a record back half of 2020, Azione Unlimited, the Smart Home Association™, is roaring into 2021 with member awards, an updated conference roadmap, and its year-long mantra, ‘Better Than Best.’
“It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, we were bracing for impact as we shifted to helping our members navigate PPP loans, cash flow forecasting, employee management, and the many other unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19,” said Richard Glikes, President of Azione Unlimited. “2020 ended on a high-note for Azione Unlimited members. Our members’ resiliency and endurance inspire us to continue business moving forward. Although we want to continue that momentum into 2021, we are extremely excited about what we have in store for our members.”
‘Better Than Best’ is Azione Unlimited’s slogan for 2021. It signifies the Smart Home Association’s drive to stand-out as thought leaders in the Custom Integration industry, providing deeper value for its members, and making them more profitable. Inspiration for this slogan comes from a quote from Lebron James – ““Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve been the best player. I love being a leader, and I love being the best. I just want to get better.”
2020 Azione Unlimited Awards
Celebrating fantastic growth in a troubled year, Azione Unlimited is proud to acknowledge 10 of its members with “Monstrous Growth” awards. Five vendors were awarded year-over-year growth of 30% or more, four dealers were awarded a “Business Doubler” award, and one was awarded a “Business Tripler” award.
The Azione Unlimited winners are:
- Murray Kunis, Future Home, CA – Business Tripler
- Chase Isaminger, Home Protection Systems, LA – Business Doubler
- Mike Baker, BryComm, TX – Business Doubler
- Eric Knez, eDesign Group, HI – Business Doubler
- Scott Hudson, Integration Techs, CA – Business Doubler
- JL Audio
- BARCO Residential
- Access Networks
- Lyngdorf Audio
Conference Roadmap and Initiatives
Concluding its first-ever winter conference, Azione Unlimited recently wrapped up its virtual, two-day February ‘Interesting Interlude’ and will soon open registration for the ‘Expedient Exposition’ in late April. Virtual conferences have been a massive success in keeping dialogue, education, and community together during times of social distancing.
“I greatly appreciate the work the Azione team puts into the organization of this conference,” said Anthony Lobo of Definitive Sound in Ontario. “It’s a nice change of pace from the typical conference topics.”
“I enjoyed that this conference got my ‘business-owner brain’ going again,” added Mark Midyett of DFA Solutions in Tennessee. “I thought the timing of events was great for a virtual meeting like this.”
Each virtual conference is divided into elements of roundtable-style workshops, keynotes, and crowd-favorite speed networking. Speed networking is a roulette-style meeting with a random match between dealers and vendors for a brief 5-minute conversation. These lightning-round interactions have led to new relationships and fresh dialogue between members.
“Hallelujah, hats, and horns! Azione Unlimited has booked its invigorating in-person Fall conference this year in Nashville, TN,” said Glikes. “We are thrilled to once again be able to break bread, share ideas over drinks, see old friends, and get our creative juices flowing again.”
About Azione Unlimited
Celebrating 9 years of success, Azione Unlimited is the Smart Home Association™ for custom integrators and manufacturers in the United States and Canada. The only industry buying group where both dealers and vendors are members, Azione is comprised of leading custom installers, home technology professionals and preeminent manufacturers, whose common focus is the luxury residential segment.
Founded by industry veteran Richard Glikes, the organization helps its members achieve greater levels of prosperity, technical acumen, and sophistication in running their businesses and serving clients. Azione hosts two high-energy, information-packed conferences per year and provides its members with a host of benefits, from product discounts to educational meetings and marketing tools. Learn more at azioneunlimited.com and follow @azioneunlimited.