Village of Northbrook


Proclaiming Tuesday, October 30 as "AmpliVox Day" in the Village of Northbrook.


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AmpliVox is known for its innovative sound systems, quality lecterns, and excellent customer service. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, AmpliVox has been a leader in sound equipment production since 1952.

The company was founded by Norm Ackerman under the name Perma Power. At the time, the company was producing one of the first residential radio-controlled garage door openers, supplying Craftsman garage door openers to Sears. Perma Power introduced its line of sound equipment known as AmpliVox in the 1960s. In the late 1970s, the company added power outlet strips, surge suppressors, power conditioners and uninterruptible power systems (UPS) for computers. In 1995, Donald Roth acquired the company and continued the tradition of producing top-quality products at affordable prices.

Today, AmpliVox manufactures and markets a wide array of products used in public speaking, entertainment, education and emergency group management situations. The AmpliVox product line includes portable PA systems, wired and non-wired lecterns, megaphones, and multi-media presentation workstations.

Don Roth also has created a national presence for himself and his company through his charitable efforts, most notably in support of breast cancer organizations. His “Pink Podium Promise” program has donated pink AmpliVox lecterns and megaphones to hundreds of breast cancer walks, fundraisers and educational events across the country.

Over the last three years, during the economic turndown, AmpliVox has experienced unparalleled success with a strong double digit growth in sales. AmpliVox has taken the industry lead due to a sensational array of new product introductions, superior engineering, exceptional service, and knowledge of the markets' fundamental needs. The company’s commitment to engineering high quality new products like the Digital Audio Travel Partner to the exploding computer multimedia presentation market has brought AmpliVox to the forefront of the portable media industry.

On Tuesday, October 30, AmpliVox will be having a ribbon cutting for their new expansion, setting the stage for even more growth in their future.

              NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sandra E. Frum, President of the Village of Northbrook, County of Cook and State of Illinois, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, October 30, 2012, as


AmpliVox Day


in the Village of Northbrook. We wish you continued growth and success in the years to come.

Meeting History

Oct 23, 2012 7:30 PM Video Board of Trustees Regular Meeting