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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Interesting Facts in Northbrook, IL's History

Nestled in the heart of Chicago's northern suburbs, Northbrook, IL is home to Amplivox Sound Systems.

Why blog about a Chicago suburb that has under 35,000 residents? Because Northbrook a rich history that boasts of interesting people and amusing things.

Here's a list of interesting things about Northbrook:
  • Brick making used to be a big business in Northbrook after a farmer noticed it had great clay soil for making bricks.
  • The name Northbrook was chosen by a town contest in 1923. The previous name? Shermerville, after one of the town founders.
  • 1945 marks the year when junk yards were officially prohibited in Northbrook
  • Northbrook's general store used to be a popular stop on the road between Milwaukee and Chicago
  • In the 1950's the Longmeadow Hunt Club had Fox Hunts that took place in Northbrook.
  • In 1997, President Clinton visited Northbrook to announce Northfield Township 8th grade students tested first in the World in Science and second in math
Well known people who have called Northbrook home:
  • The film director John Hughes filmed scenes from Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Uncle Buck in Northbrook. Several of his movies (Ferris Bueller, Sixteen Candles, National Lampoon's Vacation), are set in "fictitious" Shermer, Illinois, as a shout-out to Hughes' hometown of Northbrook.
  • John Scheyer, the All-American guard who helped lead Duke to their 2009-2010 NCAA Championship.
Some companies that have their corporate offices in Northbrook:
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Underwriters Laboratories
  • The Allstate Corporation
  • The Land of Nod
Here is a list of sites I used in researching Northbrook:
Village of Northbrook, Encyclopedia of Chicago, Northbrook's Wikipedia Page

What do you find most interesting about Northbrook? Leave a comment!

Friday, April 16, 2010

International Resellers of Amplivox Podiums, Lecterns, and Sound Systems

Do you know the song, "It's a Small World After All"? This world is only getting smaller with rapidly increasing communication and transportation technologies.

Instead of taking weeks for traveling long distances, one can go anywhere in the world in about a day.

Amplivox offers easy access to Amplivox products all over the world and has international resellers who can help you fill your sound system and podium needs in most areas of the world. Our goal is to make our product easy to purchase for those who wish to buy from outside of the United States.

Search by U.S. State or by continent:
Here's a list of countries that have resellers: Canada, China, Egypt, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

Do you need a high quality podium/lectern, PA system, or portable sound system but are not listed above? Don't worry if you are not one of these countries, we offer affordable international shipping to anywhere in the world.

At AmpliVox we specialize in international distribution. For more complete information please contact us at 800-267-5486 (8am to 5pm EST M-F) or email us for assistance with your order.

Upcoming Events for Amplivox

The summer trade show season is about to be in full gear with our first one being the GSA Training Expo in Orlando, May 4–6, 2010.

The second one is the InfoComm Trade Show where Amplivox will be interacting with the growing AV world in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 9-11, 2010.

If you are attending either of these shows, come by the Amplivox booth and say hello!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Amplivox Products great for the Health care Industry

Health care has been a hot-button issue and will continue to be one as we transition to the new health care system recently signed into law. It is something everybody cares about because we all have bodies that we need to take care of.

The health care industry is only becoming more and more important. To function properly they need the right supplies and products for the many different functions they need to perform.

Amplivox has a page that has suggested products for those in the health care industry. Our lecterns or sound systems would be a great addition to any hospital conference room and needed for a press conference.

Check out our page of suggested products by clicking here.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Check out our Ning Community!

We here at Amplivox have created the Portable Sound System Ning, and we'd love you to join our community there!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Amplivox Products Great for the Government

St. Augustine said, "In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?"

We are living in history and witnessing events and legislature that will forever change our country. Our government is the protector of freedom.

For the government to do everything they need to, they need to have the right equipment. For meetings, press releases, and other events,
lecterns and sound systems are needed.

Amplivox supplies high quality lecterns and sound systems to the government (click here to read about our GSA contracts!) and has created a page with suggested products for the government setting.

Speaking of government...check out the bipartisan support for Amplivox products by clicking here!!!