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ESX draws a crowd in Nashville

June 26, 2013Martha Entwistle

The ESX show, now in its sixth year, returned to Nashville this year for the third time but this year, it was in a new, very nice venue, the Music City Center. The center's musical instrument-inspired design is really beautiful. And the trade show floor and classrooms were easy to find. The center had literally been open for only two weeks before ESX, so we'll give facility managers a little time to fix two things: the building needs more consistent wifi throughout (maybe a vendor will sponsor a...

Brandon Savage, Dave Koenig, Erica Wood, ESA Guidelines for Schools, ESX, Honeywell, Maximum Impact Awards, Michael Kehoe


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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Getting to know the media can improve ROI

June 28, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Erica Wood, co-owner and chief security officer of Dayton, Ohio-based American Fire & Security, said she kept getting turned down by a business newspaper in her community when she tried to get it to publish news about her company. It wasn't until she met with the publication's editor that she found out the paper only wanted stories focused on business growth. Now Wood knows how to tailor press releases about her company to win the interest of that publication. Talking to editors and reporters to...

American Fire & Security, Beth Welch, Erica Wood, ESX, Honeywell Fire Systems, Jay Stuck, Joseph Mitton, Nashville, SecureWatch24, Select Security


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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2012 - Erica Wood

May 22, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Erica Wood, 33Co-owner, chief security officerAmerican Fire & SecurityDayton, OhioHow did you get into the security industry?When I met my husband back in the '90s, he was in the security guard business, and I got involved and got really excited about meeting business owners and helping them out with their security. And I began to expand the business out into electronic security, and eventually the electronic security division of our business just spun off into American Fire & Security. A good portion...

20 Under 40 2012, American Fire & Security, Erica Wood


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