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Housing Summit Success for DII

The Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit was a great success for Digital Interiors. (Above: left to right) Ron Rimawi, Digital Interiors; Steve Palm, SmartNumbers; and John Wieland, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods. (Right) The crowd enjoys the night at the 5 Seasons Brewing at the Prado.

igital Interiors hosted a select group of Atlanta area home builders, developers, architects, realtors and designers at the first Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit.

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More than 70 guests attended the networking event, as speaker Steve Palm, president SmartNumbers, shared a forecast of the future of the housing market in Atlanta.

Everyone enjoyed high quality beer and yummy gourmet bites at the 5

The event also included several raffles and a silent auction to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

“The Summit was great, we think next years’ event will be even better,” says Chuck Schlick, Digital Interiors

Digital Interiors creates and installs home technology systems that not only simplify everyday living, they add real value to a home. q

Seasons Brewing at the Prado. “The turnout was great,” says event organizer Chuck Schlick, New Business Development, Digital Interiors. “We look forward to making next year’s event even bigger, even better with a focus on the rebounding housing market as the economy improves.”

IN THIS ISSUE Summit: Faces in the Crowd.....2 News & Notes.............................2 Partner Spotlight: Summit Vendors....................3 Calendar: Lunch and Learn......4


Faces in the Crowd

Atlanta Housing Summit

(Above) Alison Smith of Digital Interiors greets guests as they arrive. (Top Left) George Ide and Chuck Schlick of Digital Interiors. (Bottom Left) Dennis McConnell of McConnell Homes talks with Richard and Cathy Adams of Adams Group Builders as Ron Rimawi, Digital Interiors talks to Scott Smith of Crestron while the crowd gathers at the Summit

“We wanted to celebrate those who will help us move forward in the future,” says Chuck Schlick of the first Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit. The success of the event showed that we still believe our industry will come back strong and the people that attended the Summit will be there as the Atlanta housing market rebounds better than ever. q

News & Notes

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CE Pro, the leading consumer electronics trade publication, selected Ron Rimawi of Digital Interiors, as one of 100 invited experts and VIP guests for the 2009 CE Pro 100 Integrators Summit. Ron was Georgia’s only home theater and home automation representative at the three-day event in Los Angeles in November.

Atlanta Home Improvement magazine featured Digital Interiors as part of its Amped Up home electronics cover story, November 2009. Atlanta Home Improvement also attended the Housing Rebound Summit.

Digital Interiors is featured in the 2009 fall issue of Electronic Lifestyles magazine, produced by CEDIA.

Digital Interiors was selected as a Finalist for the 2009 Home of the Year awards by Electronic House, for Best Fun Room and the Atlanta Magazine Dream Home project.

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TOP 5 List Highlights of the Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit

1. Great networking 2. Auction results helping Atlanta’s Children 3. SmartNumbers Presentation 4. Cool Beer 5. Great Prizes

What Is It? Residential Access Control: Digital Interiors offers homeowners three ways to get in the door, from top vendors like HoloVision. 1. Fingerprint readers: affordable, easy to use biometric scanners make your finger the key. 2. Key fobs: just like for your car, your key fob can unlock to door 3. Button Codes: keypads set with combinations only you know.

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Charity Auction Winners

DII Raises Money for CHOA

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uring the Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit, Digital Interiors raffled off several prizes in a silent auction to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. On the auction block: •

A fun weekend in a vacation villa on Georgia’s Tybee Island, donated by Digital Interiors. Winner: Randy Parrish. Two pin flags from his British Open win, signed and donated by 2009 Open Champion Stewart Cink. Winners: Chuck Schlick and Andy Williams. Golf outing for four at Sugarloaf, donated by Vic Aliprando, GM and Director of Golf at TPC Sugarloaf and TPC Sugarloaf. Winner: Fred Schlick.

Digital Interiors hosted a silent auction at the Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit, with all donations going to CHOA

Denon Home Theater Receiver, donated by ADI. Winner: Greg Cherry.

Digital Interiors raised almost $800 for Children’s Healthcare. For more information on how you can help CHOA, please visit their website. q

Partner Spotlight:

Vendors Big Part of Housing Summit

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igital Interiors would like to thank everyone who helped make the Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit event a success. Special thanks go to vendors Crestron and Lutron, and Atlanta Home Improvement magazine. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Published by Digital Interiors, Inc. Produced by 3Hats Communications.

Other thanks to: • John Wieland, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods • Steve Palm and John Hunt, SmartNumbers • Stewart Cink, 2009 British Open Champion • Vic Aliprando, TPC Sugarloaf • Charles Oglesby, Nalley Automotive Thanks again everyone. You rock!

Digital Interiors, Inc. 5935 Shiloh Road East, Suite 300 Alpharetta, GA 30005 (770) 844-5800 www.diiatl.com © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

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Guests gather at the vendor tables at the Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit

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Lunch and learn Program Grows

Digital Interiors Offers CEUs Digital Interiors, Atlanta’s top home theater and home automation company, is expanding its successful Lunch and Learn Program to offer CEUs. What: 1-hour certification training FREE Lunch included Cost: FREE CEUs: Vary per association, including AIA Health, Safety and Welfare credits When: Any day, you pick the time Where: YOUR Office

Instructor: George Ide, Vice President of Digital Interiors, CEDIA Registered Outreach Instructor Choose from any of these Courses: • Home Integration for Convenience, Comfort, and Safety • Lighting Control • Understanding the Need for Home Technology • Home Technology Within the Design and Build Process • Hiding Technology • Planning for Residential Electronic Systems Registration: To schedule your classes contact Chuck Schlick, Digital Interiors via email: cschlick@diiatl.com or call 770.844.5800. q Digital Interiors is expanding its Lunch and Learn program, now offering CEUs. Photo Creative Commons, Flickr.

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Recap of the Atlanta Housing Rebound Summit, hosted by Digital Interiors, top provider of custom home theaters and home automation in Atlant...