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Bluetrek – A New Profit Opportunity

Bluetrek12 volt retailers looking for new profit opportunities should look at Bluetooth accessories. Bluetrek headsets should be considered. The investment can be minimal and profit margin high. The market is certainly broad – who do you know that doesn’t have a Bluetooth enabled cell phone?

Bluetrek’s CEO John Haley recognizes the 12 volt channel as a key market for headsets.

Exonic Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Exonic Over the years, the Los Angeles, CA based company has expanded their product line dramatically. From an amplifier and speaker line-up, the company has expanded to include a full line of all-in-one multimedia head units, in-dash and flip-down video, digital TV tuners, back up cameras along with an extensive selection of the accessories needed to maximize the in-vehicle experience.

Company president Sung Woo is definitely in touch with the marketplace.

Audio Depot Turns a Profit in the Parking Lot

Audio Depot Arlington, TX – Founded in 1999, Audio Depot is located in Arlington, TX, right between Dallas and Fort Worth in the very competitive metroplex.

Owner John Schellsmidt told 12voltnews.com “We stay very active with events designed to generate traffic in our store and build strong customer relationships. Our parking lot events draw the right consumers who turn into customers.”

ElettromediaUSA Master's Network Tour

The very successful first leg of the 2009 ElettromediaUSA Masters Network Workshop Tour included stops in Atlanta, GA and Stamford CT, July 10th and 13th respectively.

In an overview of the two events Matt Severaid, the company’s Director of Marketing related to 12voltnews.com “The extremely positive comments we received from dealers in both cities definitely tells us our workshop tour can achieve our overall objectives.”

12VoltNews.com Supports Social Networking

Social Networking and Your Business A little over a week ago, 12VoltNews.com published an article discussing the benefits of social networking for businesses. Since then, we have received very positive feedback from manufacturers, distributors, and retailers that have been using this fantastic method of marketing their brand and products.

As more and more companies continue to become a part of this new online world, we have decided to begin building a complete Social Networking Directory of 12 Volt businesses.

Sirius XM – All Star Scene

2009 MLB AllStar Game - Live on SiriusXM SiriusXM has kicked off the third quarter of 2009 in a major way – Major League Baseball’s All Star Game.

Mid America is baseball country and to quote a commentator on ESPN “Busch Stadium in St. Louis is the best venue in the country and St. Louis is the best city in the country to host the Annual All Star game.”

Sound Creations Presents Autofest 2009

Sound Creations Presents Autofest 2009 Durant, OK – Sound Creations has definitely made an impact on the 12 volt scene in Durant, OK since opening 3 years ago.

“We have consistently hosted Sound Offs and had sales events of various types. This year’s Autofest 2009, sponsored by the Choctaw Casino, will definitely top anything we have done to date – by far!” Sound Creations’ owner Tony Goza told 12voltnews.com.

Integrate Music into a Vehicle from any Portable Device with SoundGate iO CONNECT

iO Connect

STILLWATER, USA – The SoundGate® iO CONNECT™ integrates portable audio devices into any existing car stereo system simply by utilizing the provided 3.5mm minijack plug. It provides a cost-effective, great-sounding solution to music integration on the move, making any trip more exciting with crystal-clear sound quality from the driver or passenger’s personal playlist.

Elettromedia Masters Tour Visits Stamford, CT

Elettromedia Masters Tour Visits Stamford, CTThe ElettromediaUSA team of Larry Frederick, Larry Penn, Ken Wiseman and Matt Severaid, along with Bryan Schmitt of Mobile Solutions, are in Stamford, CT today.

This is the second stop of the 5 city tour. The all-day workshops present a number of business and tech training sessions dedicated to 12volt retailers.

A Word from Mike: MERA, MERA on the Wall

What will the future hold for MERA,
The Mobile Enhancement Retailers Association?

The 12volt industry has been pondering MERA’s future since the July 8th announcement that InstallerNet plans to acquire the industry’s trade association. MERA’s Board of Directors has reportedly approved the acquisition. The final vote is in the hands of the membership. The polling process of the membership was estimated at two weeks. A decision on MERA’s future should be forthcoming the week of July 20th given the announced timeframe holds.