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You Did It!

Theodore Roosevelt said “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Thank you doesn’t quite cut it, here. Thank you is all I have right now. We at AVNation are humbled by your support and donations to our efforts to get to ISE 2015 and bring you the same great coverage we have done at other trade shows. We have hit our goal of $10,000 thanks to your generous donations and sharing the effort with your friends and colleagues.
When we decided to cover ISE it was a pretty easy decision. It is the biggest AV tradeshow in the world. When we decided how to pay for it, that was a bigger deal. We decided to ask you for help. The risks for us was what if you said no? What if the AV community couldn’t, or wouldn’t, support our efforts to get to a show half a world away? If we failed, we would fail valiantly. But we didn’t. Rather, you didn’t fail us. You came through. Whether you are a manufacturer, integrator, consultant, reporter, or some friend of ours; Thank you. I extend the heartfelt thanks of a grateful AVNation. 
Here are the companies and individuals who have partnered with us to bring you coverage of ISE 2015. If you see them in Social Media, in your offices, or at a trade show be sure to tell them thank you and how much you appreciate their support of AVNation:
Chris Backus, Bradford Benn, Nick Miller, Rebecca Villareale, Vaddio (and Hailey Klein), Josh Pippins, Clayton Vicente, Dave Hatz, Draper (and Penny Sitler), KMB Communications, Michael Braithwaite, Greg Brown, Mike Brandes, John Greene, Marla Suttenberg, HDBaseT Alliance, Kelly Perkins, “Margot”, Chris Neto, Marina Gregory, Cindy Davis, Kate Adkins, Julie Jacobson, Gaelen O’Connell, Anthony Zotti, Kramer Electronics, Malissa Dillman, Michael Shinn, Phil Cordell, Middle Atlantic, Pat Deeley, John Huntington, D-Tools, Paul Zielie, Kevin McLoughlin, Advanced AV, Chief, Josh Srago, Brock McGinnis, AMX, and Ted Williams.
A number of you celebrated with us on Social Media. Here are some of the more humorous clips associated with this celebration. Thank you again. See you from Amsterdam and Integrated Systems Europe.

About Author

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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  1. Tim it is because of your kindness and generosity of spirit (this thank you blog alone) that you and your team offer in each encounter that drives our support of your effort. Always feel it is a partnership. We are eager to see your field reports from the AV Nation staff in the “Arena”. Proud to support with this effort

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