salt-lake-county-councilListen Technologies Corporation today announced that the week of October 17-23, 2010 has been proclaimed “AV Week” by Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, and Bluffdale City Mayor Derk Timothy.All three proclamations state the impact of the audiovisual industry on everyday lives, noting AV applications in architecture, medicine, government proceedings, education, entertainment and business.

bluffdale-city-council“The audiovisual industry affects everyone,” said Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Listen.“Anytime you walk into a school, church, theater, sports arena, shopping center, government office or other public venue, AV equipment is present to give you directions, help you hear better, enhance your visual experience, and improve communication with others.”

AV Week is presented by InfoComm International, a worldwide association serving the audiovisual industry. The association offers regular training and support to its members and sponsors the annual InfoComm trade show, which attracted over 30,000 attendees in 2010.InfoComm members in the State of Utah include manufacturers, AV consulting and design firms, system integrators, and end users.

To raise awareness of AV Week, Ms. Schaeffer petitioned the State of Utah, the County of Salt Lake, and the City of Bluffdale to issue proclamations.“We wanted Utahans to see how many companies in the state are involved with audiovisual technologies,” she said.“The AV industry is very healthy in Utah and benefits our economy not only through the technologies that are available, but also through job creation and revenues.”

As part of AV Week, Listen Technologies is hosting a carnival and fundraiser to support the Hearing Loss Association of America’s Walk4Hearing event and a tour of the Capitol theater that incorporates AV technologies in the production and patron services activities for its production of Utah Opera’s La Boheme. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Listen to sign up for the free tour at +1.801.233.8992.