We are blown away by the tremendous turn out at our Grand Opening Celebration on February 23rd! A big thank you to 400+ people who came out to join us, it was wonderful to see our showroom filled with so many friends, customers, vendors and new faces. In case you weren’t able to stop by, here’s a recap of our Grand Opening Celebration.
We started the Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and Chesterfield Mayor, Bob Nation. We were lucky enough to have one of our staff members and great photographer, Justin Barr, get some fun shots of the store and ribbon cutting from his drone.
We had the pleasure of Mark Reardon and KMOX broadcasting their show live from The Sound Room. It was a fun opportunity for us to have Mark and the crew at the store. We had fun talking through the new showroom features and some of our favorite products.
The Grand Opening was scheduled to begin at 4pm, but we had people showing up starting at 2pm for a tour of the store and to talk to vendors.
Speaking of vendors, we had a great turnout of reps on hand to discuss new products, offer special sales and talk to our customers. Those vendors included Anthem, AudioQuest, Autco-Luxul, Bowers & Wilkins, Bose, Classe, Control 4, Crestron, Epson, Goldenear, Hikvision, Integra, JL Audio, Lutron, McIntosh, Paradigm, Rotel, Salamander, Sanus, Screen Innocations, Seura, Sonance, Sonos, Sony, Stewart, Totem and URC and more.
This year we are working with the Gary Sinise Foundation to help automate 2 smart homes for a wounded veteran and law enforcement official in the St. Louis area. It has been a wonderful experience working with the Gary Sinise Foundation team, and we were lucky enough to have a representative from the foundation, Chris Kuban, on hand during the event. Once a year, we have a receiver trade-in promotion where we give $200.00 towards the purchase of a new receiver. This year , we auctioned the trade ins, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Foundation, raising over $1000 throughout the weekend! Thank you all for your generosity and support.
Thanks to some generous vendors, we had several awesome door prizes we gave away, including 3 Sonos Play:1’s, 2 Bowers & Wilkins Wireless P5S2 Indy 500 headphones, a Totem Kin mini system, an Integra DRX-R1, a Sony TV package bundle and a grand prize PNG system from Crestron totaling over $20,000. Every hour when we gave away the next prize, swarms of happy people crowded around hoping their name would be chosen. Congrats to the lucky winners!
We also gave away 100 pairs of Paradigm Shift e1 headphones, valued at $50 each to the first 100 attendees. These flew out the door and were a huge hit!
We would also like to send out a big thank you to our wonderful Sound Room team who worked so hard to get the showroom ready and looking amazing for our Grand Opening. You have no idea the hours and hard work that went into getting everything pulled together. Our team is the best!
This Grand Opening was a labor and love and we are thrilled to be officially open! Thank you for joining us and for your support over the years.