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Mr. Brown

Randy Brown

President and Founder, Soundproof Windows

Randy Brown is the owner and president of Soundproof Windows, Inc.  headquartered in Reno, Nevada. 

Mr. Brown graduated from the University of Texas Business School in 1983.   He has a diverse background in sales, manufacturing, construction, computer programming and engineering.   He started a wholesale ice manufacturing business that he sold after 12 years.  During these twelve years he designed and constructed a new ice manufacturing facility in Corpus Christi using several innovative and successful designs.  He modified the ice manufacturing equipment and increased production 32%.  These improved designs were then used by the equipment manufacturer.  Mr. Brown's Father was in the storm window business during the 60's and 70's (before the advent of dual pane windows) where Mr. Brown learned about high quality storm windows and how they helped reduce noise levels.

Mr. Brown initially developed the first version of a Soundproof Window to solve his own noise problems at his residence.  He applied his knowledge about storm windows and designed acoustic improvements to solve his noise problems.  Friends convinced him to solve their noise problems and Soundproof Windows was born.  Later, his musician friends convinced him to develop high quality recording studio products.  His continual lab testing and innovative design changes has greatly improved his windows and doors over the years. 

Mr. Brown holds world records for the amount of noise stopped for residential windows, recording studio windows, sliding glass doors and steel doors.  He has a couple of patents pending for his designs. Soundproof Windows, Inc. is now in its 20th year and is the National leader for acoustic windows and doors.

Please visit https://www.soundproofwindows.com for more information.

Mr. Brown can be contacted at info@soundproofwindows.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.