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You might question the veracity of such a thing as “Candadian Thanksgiving”. One might think that it might fry electronics judging on Matt’s perspective. What is certain however is that this is the place to get all your news for the residential side of the AV industry. Joining us this week is Software Development Manager for BlackWire Designs Seth Johnson, Electronic Environments Service Coordinator (as well as NerdyGirlAV herself) Jenn Steinhardt and current CEO of Thoughtful Integration Joe Whitaker.

Nortek Security & Control has been acquired by the Italian company Nice. This isn’t entirely unprecedented for Nice, considering their expansion into the home security market with Abode solutions and gate opening, but does mean the company is making a stake in the North America region. We disucss what knowledge we can glean from this acquisition, what it means for Nortek to get picked up by Nice and what this ultimately means for the industry.

Friend of the show and guest Henry Clifford writes for Residential Systems asking a simple question: Are you employee-centric or customer-centric? What does that even mean? Are there pros and cons for being tipped farther on the scale one way or the other? Looking at the balance when it comes to running a business and how to be there for both your clients and your team.

Host: Matt Scott
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