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NSCA Names Business Award Winners

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) announced the winners of its 2011 Excellence in Business Awards.

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) announced the winners of its 2011 Excellence in Business Awards. The winning companies include Alpha Video & Audio, Avye, Intelligent Access Systems, Stage Front Presentation Systems, and The Whitlock Group.


"This year's winners exemplify the diverse industry we represent," said Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director, in a statement. "These companies proved through their business strategies that it was important not only to succeed, but also to excel in their business models. They found many solutions from within their organizations; rewarding the talent that already exists builds character, commitment and engagement from employees."

Alpha Video & Audio won the Marketing Strategies award for having successfully diversified its sales and marketing efforts. These strategies provided an opportunity to deliver unique, mission-critical solutions to its customers in a wide variety of industries, including sports venues, broadcast studios, state and local government, education facilities, corporations and others.

Avyve was recognized for its philanthropic contributions. Each year, the organization budgets 1 to 1.5 percent of its total revenue to support charitable non-profits and the arts. In addition to funding contributions, Avyve has donated time, products, and services to non-profits with AV needs.

Intelligent Access Systems recently witnessed its best two-year financial and received NSCA's Growth Strategies honor. IAS enjoyed a growth rate of more than 240 percent during a three-year period by focusing on regulated business sectors such as critical infrastructure and health care markets.

Stage Front Presentation Systems took the Project Development award by forging its own niche in the design-build industry. Focusing on three areas of expertise, it employs a design-build strategy that eliminates the need for third-party consultants, allowing Stage Front to work directly with clients to develop projects from concept to installation.

The Whitlock Group, winner of the Fiscal Responsibility award, focuses on three strategic areas, including: improving fiscal policies (including creation of the Global Presence Alliance); changing spending habits through co-marketing opportunities and by supporting only a few key ventures at a time; and implementing cost-cutting measures such as early pay discounts, debt minimization, and reporting tools to help clients find efficiencies.

Systems integrators who showed exemplary and successful business strategies were selected to receive an Excellence in Business Award from self- or peer-nominated applications. Award winners receive one complimentary admission to the NSCA Business & Leadership Conference, February 17-19, in San Diego, as well as recognition during the opening ceremonies. To attend the conference or learn more about the NSCA Excellence in Business Awards, visit


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