Just One Touch / Video and Audio Center, a CE Pro 100 company, was recently recognized for its longevity and service to the Los Angeles community.
The company, which recently turned 41NS Year in business, received a commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the entire LA City Council. The certificate reads in part:
âOn behalf of the City of Los Angeles, we would like to make the Video and Audio Center its 41st yearNS Anniversary. Under the leadership of its founders Josephy and Mayer Akhtarzad, the 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 commitment to the residents of the city of Los Angeles was most recently demonstrated by the essential services provided to community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ornate certificate, presented on September 9, 2021, goes on to say: âAs a ‘made in LA’ success story, the video and audio center gave something back to the community through technological support at a time when it mattered most . Video and Audio Cneter is internationally recognized as the industry’s launch pad for new technologies and strives to continuously improve the customer experience by researching and introducing innovative solutions. The City of Los Angeles congratulates the Video and Audio Center on its spectacular achievements over the past 41 years, and we wish you continued success in all your future endeavors! “
“A ‘made in LA’ success story, the Video and Audio Center gave back to the community by providing technology support at a time when it mattered most.”
– The Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti
Just One Touch / Video and Audio Center did not take the designation of essential business lightly during the pandemic, according to chief tech Tom Campbell. President Joseph Akhtarzard saw the importance of the situation and was determined to help the fellowship.
“Joseph suspected there would be high demand for entertainment and business-related technology during the pandemic, the company said,” said Campbell. “He opened two more warehouses and ordered everything he could get … we had too much inventory to meet demand.”
These steps proved forward-looking as the demand for custom installation services “skyrocketed”, according to Campbell, not just for home office solutions but also for home entertainment as people were locked in their homes.
âIt’s important to be part of the community, and that’s one of our successes,â adds Campbell. âWhat we do goes way beyond selling. It is important for every retailer to get involved in the community. Check out Frys, check out Circuit City … they’re gone. You have to develop and grow. “