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Friday, December 30, 2016

Looking Back at AmpliVox 2016: Milestones

As the new year begins, it's a good time to look back and reflect on all that has been accomplished at AmpliVox and recount the milestones of 2016 as we move forward into 2017.

January 2016
AmpliVox Named Business of the Year

The Northbrook Chamber of Commerce named AmpliVox Sound Systems as its Business of the Year for 2016, in recognition of the company’s business success. Don Roth was presented with the award at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner & Meeting.

"We are very honored to be recognized by the Northbrook Chamber with this award," noted Roth. "We have deep roots in this community and have the greatest respect for the Chamber’s members. The award validates the hard work and commitment that all our employees deliver everyday."

Multipurpose Safety Wand Megaphone from AmpliVox Enhances Crowd Control

When directing large groups of people in motion, effective communication is essential to ensure safety.

AmpliVox Sound Systems’ S606 Safety Wand Megaphone gives police officers, fire departments, emergency medical technicians, and other first responders the tools to communicate quickly and clearly.

The AmpliVox S606 Safety Wand Megaphone combines the features of an LED safety wand with a loudspeaker megaphone, increasing the user’s visibility and voice range in a single lightweight, durable, and water-resistant unit.

This all-in-one crowd control baton with a built-in megaphone is also an excellent choice for parking attendants and security officers at sporting events, concerts. And other large venues

February 2016
Jen From The Little Couple On TLC Extends Her Voice With An AmpliVox Megaphone

What a great surprise to see The Little Couple's Jennifer Arnold, MD extend her voice with help from our megaphone!

The AmpliVox model 601R Mity-Meg 15 Watt Megaphone used by Jen can go anywhere you need to extend your voice. It is ideal for crowd control, announcements in noisy environments, or emergency services.

Acrylic Steel Column Arc Lectern Series

Get the lectern that seems to float above the floor, the AmpliVox Acrylic Steel Column Arc Lectern has a sweeping arc design that makes your presentation seem momentous and memorable.

Its beautiful acrylic table and brushed stainless steel base and column provide contemporary elegance.

March 2016
Juliana's Secret To Success - Waking Up Early

It's definitely no secret that the most productive people always wake up early. Tapping into the power of the morning gives you the opportunity to set a positive tone for the day.

Thankfully for Juliana, AmpliVox's Quality Assurance Intern Superstar, waking up early is a skill she did not have to learn because she is a natural early bird.

Her early morning routine consists of:
  • Tea Time With Grandma
  • Digesting the Daily News
  • Playing With Her Favorite Building Blocks
  • Being the First To Arrive At AmpliVox

AmpliVox Honored For Company Values

AmpliVox Sound Systems was recognized as 2016 Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in Northbrook, Illinois.

The award was based on AmpliVox’s exceptional business success, as well as our deep commitment to community involvement.

"We at AmpliVox are proud to be part of a vibrant business community in the town where we’ve been based for the last 20 years.", said Don Roth. This award reflects our fundamental mission: to create the highest quality sound and presentation furniture products.

April 2016
AmpliVox Gift to American Red Cross Provides Megaphones for Disaster Teams

To enhance communication at disaster scenes and other vital operations, AmpliVox Sound Systems provided its signature Mity-Meg Rechargeable Megaphones to the American Red Cross. AmpliVox has donated twelve of the versatile portable sound systems for disaster relief teams and for Red Cross events sponsored by its Communications Department.

Six Communication Tips for School Safety and Educational Success

How do you put forth a clear voice and strong image when communicating in and around schools?

Here are six proven tips.

May 2016
Enhance Religious Services and Education with Multimedia Furniture

Today’s religious leaders use multimedia in a variety of ways to engage with their congregations. Manufacturers like AmpliVox offer options that range from strictly utilitarian to traditionally elegant.

Maintain the integrity and dignity of your presentations by investing in multimedia furniture that fits the setting in which it will be used.

AmpliVox Supports the Yellowstone National Park to Protect, Promote, and Enhance Its Natural and Cultural Resources

Karen Bates Kress, President of the Yellowstone Park Foundation wrote to acknowledge and thank AmpliVox for the contribution of the Mity-Meg Megaphone and BeltBlaster Pro Sound System to the Yellowstone Park Foundation’s 3rd Annual Old Faithful Open Golf Scramble.

The generous gift ensures Yellowstone National Park will continue to receive funding for both priority needs and long-term objectives that protect, promote, and enhance Yellowstone’s natural and cultural resources.

AmpliVox takes pleasure in assisting the world’s first national park in maintaining a margin of excellence that visitors have come to expect. We hope your travels take you to Yellowstone this year as YPF looks forward to showing you the impacts of their programs such as their: Wildlife and Visitor Safety Program, Junior Ranger, Youth Scientist and Wildlife Olympics.

June 2016
AmpliVox Sound Systems Recognized by U.S. Congress

AmpliVox Sound Systems was honored with special recognition on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, applauded for its success as a small business and its commitment to community involvement.

Bob Dold, representative for the 10th District of Illinois, commended AmpliVox on February 29, 2016 during a public session and his remarks were entered into the Congressional Record.

AmpliVox Showcases New Products and Accolades at InfoComm16

AmpliVox Sound Systems returns to infoComm, the largest professional AV conference in the United States, with exciting new sound system and presentation furniture products for 2016.

AmpliVox’s product innovations range from super-durable megaphones to elegant lecterns to tech-savvy furniture that supports collaboration.

July 2016
AmpliVox Sound Systems Donation Sends Healing Support to Sandy Hook Community

As part of its ongoing Community Connection Donation Program, AmpliVox Sound Systems donated a variety of its top-rated products to the Healing Newtown program in Newtown, Connecticut.

Hospitality Valet Podium Series Complements Your Business Decor And Image

Enhance your Valet Services with a versatile selection of hosting and valet podiums, featuring locking cabinets and optional custom logo.

The right equipment enables your hospitality team to smoothly manage traffic flow, store and protect valuable items, and communicate easily with customers in the hotel and restaurant industry.

August 2016
Communication Cuts Through Chaos for Better Public Safety

When emergencies arise in crowded areas, the first priority of first responders is to quickly move civilians to places of safety.

Whether the emergency is related to accidents, natural causes, criminal activity, or terrorist violence, panic and confusion in the crowd can greatly increase the risk of casualties.

SW245 Power Pod PA With Digital Media Player and FM Radio

The AmpliVox SW245 Power Pod PA packs 50 watts of power into a unit weighing less than six pounds, yet it is loaded with features such as the ability to play recorded audio from an SD card or a thumb drive.

Loaded with a media player that gives you the ability to play recorded audio from a SD card or a USB thumb drive and includes FM radio with remote control.

September 2016
Fisher Foundation 3rd Annual Hike 4 Better Hearing

The Fisher Foundation held its 3rd Annual Hike 4 Better Hearing walk on September 17 2016, where AmpliVox had donated a S602R Megaphone to help the announcers address the crowd. The 5K walk helps to further the public’s awareness of the importance and benefits of hearing better.

The Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care rekindles relationships where loved voices have been missing, giving hearing aids to over 30 families who can now truly share and laugh and enjoy the special moments of their lives.

9/11 Interfaith Service of Healing, Hope and Love

The Deerfield and Highland Park Clergy Association held an Interfaith Service of Healing, Hope and Love to honor those lost in September 11 terrorist attack on our country.

AmpliVox CEO Don Roth participated in the ceremony and provided the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner for the events sound system. The SW915 was used for leading prayers, singing songs and allowing members to speak to the attendees, sharing their stories of 9/11.

October 2016
Responsible Budget Coalition Members Show Unity At Wrigley Field

As the Chicago Cubs make baseball history with their first World Series appearance since 1945, members of the Responsible Budget Coalition held a unity demonstration on Monday at Wrigley Field, putting aside historic team rivalries to stand together, celebrate the Cubs’ victory, and make a united call for a fully funded, yearlong state budget.

The participants wore Cubs, White Sox, and Cardinals jerseys and t-shirts to show support for their favorite teams even as they stressed their unity in demanding a fully funded state budget that meets the needs of the people who live in Illinois.

AmpliVox Attends National Parking Association Convention and Expo 2016

AmpliVox Sound Systems attended the sold out NPA 2016 Convention & Expo that was held in Atlanta Georgia on September 19th through the 22nd.

NPA's Annual Convention & Expo brings together more than 1,200 parking and transportation thought leaders to discuss global trends, best practices and innovative parking industry advancements.

November 2016
XPOGO Stunt Team Thrills Audience At School Performance and Fundraising Event

When Rob Holder from Great American Opportunities was hosting a fundraising program featuring the Xpogo Stunt Team as their special performance, they choose AmpliVox Sound Systems to reinforce the emcee and live event.

During an extreme pogo school demo, the emcee relied on the SW915 Digital Audio Travel Partner with a S1297 Satellite Wireless Powered Dual Speaker for sound support, keeping the audience pumped during the performance.

The Chicago Cubs Win the World Series

AmpliVox CEO and longtime Cubs fan Don Roth rejoices in World Series win after a lifetime of waiting.

Chicago Cubs finally coming home carrying the 2016 trophy.
Their victory endend a 108-year "curse".

A very special THANK YOU goes out to the Cubs' President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein for getting the job done. See you again next year! Go Cubs!

December 2016
AmpliVox Wins Top Honors For Disaster Communication System

AmpliVox Sound Systems has been honored as a Platinum Award Winner in the Homeland Security Awards sponsored by American Security Today magazine.

AmpliVox’s Radio Hailer received the ASTOR Award as the Best Disaster Preparedness/Disaster Recovery System.

Midwest Clinic 70th Annual Conference

2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the very first clinic and conference back in 1947, and AmpliVox's very own Dan Kreusch was at Booth #116 showcasing portable PA systems for all outdoor sound needs.

Improve your practices efficiency and enhance your performances with loud, clear announcements and facilitate added instrumentation for accompaniment; bigger sound.

We would like to thank all of our dealers, suppliers, customers and friends for none of this would of been possible without their support. We are looking forward to 2017 as we continue to grow our role in our community and make a difference in the causes we believe in.