C.E.D. Wraps Most-Attended Fall Ball Event Series

This year's events included many firsts: an off-site event, largest attendance of dealers and vendors to date, new trainings, and winners of a motorcycle, and 4K TVs.

Northbrook, IL - October 11, 2018 - Consumer Electronics Distributors (C.E.D.), member of the PowerHouse Alliance and premium regional distributor of consumer and specialty electronics for the Chicago metropolitan market and broader Midwest, reports the strongest attendance of its annual Fall Ball event series, with over 350 dealers across all locations, bolstered by new vendors and trainings, giveaways, and new event location.


C.E.D.'s annual event series ran through September and ended on October 3 in IL, WI, and MN, giving dealers an opportunity to connect with the distributor and colleagues and learn about new products and integrations from top brands. This year's events each included 38 independent vendors, including new additions at C.E.D., Brilliant and Sonos at the WI location. Dealers also took advantage of over six trainings held at each Fall Ball location, from brands including LG, Samsung, Just Add Power, Lutron, alula, and more, with an exclusive Sonos training at the Wisconsin event.

"Our team always looks forward to our Fall Ball events," said Mike Baginski, C.E.D. Vice President. "This year we packed in more fun, food, and giveaways, along great involvement from new vendors who showed their latest products and some trainings for our dealers to benefit from. We were pleased that our events continue to be valuable, with our largest attendance yet."

The event spans three Midwest locations, each brining special flair with different food, prizes, and specials. In place of C.E.D.'s Illinois location, the team held the event off-site at Pinstripes Oak Brook, for extra fun including bowling and bocce ball. On top of the trainings, networking, and product demos, there were also several lucky prize winners; David Hadad from CCA services walked away with a Harley-Davidson Breakout 107 motorcycle, and there were some lucky winners of 55-inch QLED and OLED 4K TVs from Samsung and LG trainings.

"We strive to make our Fall Ball a quality event for our dealers as we reach the end of another successful year," said C.E.D. President Avery Baron. "The events are always a learning, demo and training opportunity, and this year we also wanted to inject some additional fun to show the appreciation that we have for our dealers. We send thanks to all for your support and another great Fall Ball!"


About C.E.D
Consumer Electronics Distributors, Inc. (C.E.D.) was founded in 1992 and has grown into a premium distributor representing the leading consumer electronics lines in the industry. With locations in Northbrook, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, New Berlin, WI and Bloomington, MN, C.E.D. is a trusted resource for today's consumer electronics specialists. From state-of-the-art automated warehouses to a fleet of trucks, C.E.D. offers knowledgeable staff combined with fast and convenient delivery. Possessing a clear understanding of partner strategies, C.E.D. is experienced in all channels of distribution including fulfillment and retail, with a special focus on custom installation.

About PowerHouse Alliance
The PowerHouse Alliance is a national consortium of regional wholesale distributors delivering name brand products for custom installers, specialty dealers, large retailers and industry buying groups in the residential and commercial audio/video, home entertainment, security, IT and consumer electronics accessories markets. With combined annual sales in excess of $800 million, PowerHouse Alliance member companies represent 850,000 square feet of warehouse space in convenient locations across the country, stocked with more than 250+ product lines. Creating cost efficiencies for manufacturers and buying power for customers, the Alliance offers a national footprint with the added benefit of local sales, training and support.

Powerhouse Alliance members include: 21st Century, Audio America, CED, Davis Distribution, ECD, EDI, Mountain West, MRI, Pioneer Music Company, Sierra Select, Ultimate Integration, and Volutone.

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