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Potomac MPI Chapter names Alexis La Broi Star of the Quarter

Alexis LaBroi WAVEThe Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Potomac chapter recently named Alexis La Broi their “Star of the Quarter.” Alexis is an Account Manager with our Hotels and Event Production team in Columbia, MD. She also serves as co-chair for the MPI Potomac chapter Sponsorship Committee.

Alexis was recognized for her efforts to build long-term relationships with the sponsors, recruiting new members to the committee and even stepping up as a sponsor herself. Her nomination focused on her role in the group. “Given the financial goals of this committee, we have to run like a business. Thank goodness Alexis is our CFO: Chief Financial/ Fixing/ Fired Up/ Fun Officer.”

“She is a gem and our success would not be here without her,” says Melissa R. Benowitz, MPI Potomac Chapter Association Manager.

Alexis was also recognized with WAVE’s (Women in AV) first-ever mentor award >

NetApp Honors AVI-SPL with Florida Innovation Award

NetApp honored AVI-SPL with its Florida Innovation Award for our Information Services’ (IS) teams unique use of NetApp’s data storage solutions. Our IS team used NetApp’s Gartner-approved systems to create an easily-scalable flexible solution to support our growing storage needs.

With the addition of international offices, including locations in the UK, Canada, Dubai, Mexico and Puerto Rico, our IS team needed a storage solution that would allow simple data management in the cloud. Using cluster mode, the NetApp system is robust enough for future growth needs, including the management of remote storage internationally by our Tampa-based IS team.

AVI-SPL was one of five companies honored with the NetApp Florida Innovation Award at the Partner Academy on May 30.

Key IS Project Members with the NetApp Award

AVI-SPL Lands on Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies List

Inc. magazine is recognizing AVI-SPL in their fifth annual Inc. 500/5000 ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.

According to Inc. magazine, the companies on this year’s list have created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and reached $366 billion in collective revenue, up 14 percent from last year. AVI-SPL joins television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, and LinkedIn among other prominent brands featured on the 2011 list.

“AVI-SPL is honored to be recognized among such a prestigious list of successful U.S. companies,” says AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel.  “We crossed the $500 million mark in revenue in 2010 and we’re continuing on a strong path through 2011. We owe our success to all of our dedicated and talented employees and their ability to meet our clients’ communication needs day in and day out. At AVI-SPL, we’re continuing to invest in new technologies in addition to training our employees to be experts in the very latest innovations.”

To learn more this announcement, read the full press release.

Florida Trend Magazine Ranks AVI-SPL #49 Among Florida Private Companies

In Florida Trend’s annual top private companies ranking, AVI-SPL ranks #49 in the state in highest revenue and #8 in the Greater Tampa Bay area. AVI-SPL generated $506 million in revenue in 2010 – a healthy jump from $421 million in 2009.

“We’re very honored to be recognized as a thriving company by Florida Trend magazine,” said AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. “We have solid presence in the state of Florida as we’ve been headquartered here for more than 30 years.  Honors like this motivate us to continue to do what we do – delivering presentation technology solutions around the country and the world.”

Read all about it in the St. Petersburg Times.