CE Pro 100 Just One Touch / Video and Audio Center was recently recognized for its longevity and service to the Los Angeles area community.
The company, which has just celebrated its 41st year in business, received a Commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the entire LA City Council. The certificate indicates in part:
âOn behalf of the City of Los Angeles, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the Video and Audio Center on its 41st Birthday. Under the leadership of its founders, Josephy and Mayer Akhtarzad, Video and Audio Center has remained at the forefront of innovation in consumer electronics, technology, and custom integration and installation. The Video and Audio Center’s dedication to serving the residents of the City of Los Angeles was recently manifested through the essential services provided to community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. “
The ornate certificate, which was presented on September 9, 2021, goes on to state, âAs a ‘made in LA’ success story, the Video and Audio Center has given back to the community by providing technology support at a time when that mattered the most. Internationally recognized as an industry launching pad for new technologies, Video and Audio Cneter seeks to continually improve the customer experience by researching and adopting innovative solutions. The City of Los Angeles congratulates the Video and Audio Center for its spectacular accomplishments over the past 41 years, and we wish you continued success in all of your future endeavors! “
âAs a ‘made in LA’ success story, Video and Audio Center gave back to the community by providing technology support at a time when it mattered most. “
– Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
According to Chief Technologist Tom Campbell, Just One Touch / Video and Audio Center did not take the essential company designation lightly during the pandemic. President Joseph Akhtarzard recognized the importance of the situation and was determined to help the community.
âJoseph suspected that there would be a high demand for entertainment and business-related technologies during the pandemic, and therefore business,â Campbell said. âHe opened two more warehouses and ordered whatever he could getâ¦ we overstocked to meet demand.
These steps turned out to be premonitory, as demand for custom installation services “skyrocketed”, according to Campbell, not only for home office solutions, but for home entertainment as people were locked in their homes. .
âBeing part of the community is essential and it’s one of our successes,â adds Campbell. âWhat we do goes beyond just selling. It is vital for any retailer to be involved in the community. Look at Fry’s, look at Circuit Cityâ¦ they’re gone. You have to evolve and grow. “