AmpliVox Sound Systems staff and CEO Don Roth celebrated the company's move to an expanded headquarters with a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday, Oct. 30, featuring guest appearances by Rep. Bob Dold (R-IL) and other community leaders.
“We’re here to celebrate all that Don and AmpliVox have been able to accomplish, expanding by6 0 percent,” Dold said during the ceremony. “We don’t hear those stories very often these days. We see a lot of companies tightening their belts and downsizing because they aren’t sure what tomorrow will bring. So when we find a company that’s expanding, I really want to recognize you for all you’re doing.”
About 200 visitors toured the new office and warehouse facility on Anthony Trail in Northbrook, where the sound electronics and presentation furniture company now enjoys 60 percent more space for manufacturing, shipping and customer service functions.
The event opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony, during which AmpliVox CEO Don Roth was joined by Congressman Dold, State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, Northbrook Village Trustee Jim Karagianis, Northbrook Chamber of Commerce President Tensley Garris and North Suburban YMCA Executive Director and CEO Howard Schultz.
Guests mingled with AmpliVox employees, enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and viewed the company’s expanded operations. The move to a larger space was in response to the swift growth of AmpliVox’s business in the last two years, including the addition of a dozen new products in 2012.
In a special surprise, Northbrook trustee Karagianis presented the AmpliVox CEO with an official Village declaration making October 30 “AmpliVox Sound Systems Day.”
Roth shared his appreciation with his guests, noting that he and his wife Nancy were "very fortunate to be surrounded by so many friends and supporters, in a community that has meant so much to us over the years."