The CE Pro 100 company Just One Touch / Video and Audio Center was recently honored for its longevity and service to the Los Angeles area.
The company that recently celebrated its 41stst years in business, received praise from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the entire LA City Council. The certificate reads in part:
“On behalf of the city of Los Angeles, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the Video and Audio Center with its 41stst Anniersary. Under the leadership of its founders, Josephy and Mayer Akhtarzad, the Video and Audio Center has remained at the forefront of innovation in consumer electronics, technology, and custom integration and installation. The Video and Audio Center’s commitment to serving the residents of Los Angeles City was most recently demonstrated through the essential services provided to community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. ”
The ornate certificate, presented on September 9, 2021, goes on to say: “As a ‘made in LA’ success story, the Video and Audio Center gave back to the community by providing technological support at a time when it was most important. International Recognized as an Industrial Launcher for New Technologies, the City of Los Angeles congratulates Video and Audio Center on its spectacular achievements over the past 41 years, and we want you to continue success in all your future endeavors! ”
“As a ‘made in LA’ success story, the Video and Audio Center gave back to the community by providing technological support at a time when it was most important.”
– Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
According to chief technologist Tom Campbell, Just One Touch / Video and Audio Center did not take lightly the designation as an important business during the pandemic. President Joseph Akhtarzard recognized the significance of the situation and was determined to help the community.
“Joseph suspected there would be a huge demand for entertainment and business-related technology during the pandemic, so the company,” Campbell says. “He opened two more stores and ordered everything he could get … we overcrowded to meet demand.”
These initiatives proved to be pioneering as the demand for custom installation services, according to SkyBell, “skyrocketed” not only for home office solutions but for home entertainment as people were locked inside their homes.
“It’s critical to be a part of the community, and it’s one of our successes,” Campbell adds. “What we do goes far beyond just selling. It is important for any retailer to be involved in the community. Look at Freeze, look at Circuit City … they’re gone. You have to evolve and grow. ”