Small Business Saturday...All Year Long
Shop local for gifts and experiences to be remembered, long after the holidays are over!
Small Business Saturday is a retail event that occurs in November and was initially created (by American Express) to encourage consumers to shop locally, in person and online, at small businesses. It’s a great opportunity for small businesses to increase sales during the holiday shopping season as they compete with companies like Amazon or Walmart. Plus, it reminds people of the benefits of shopping local, such as keeping your money invested in the community, creating a personal connection to local businesses, delivering enhanced expertise and service, and helping you find those unique and diverse products and services for the very best gift—even for the quirkiest folks on your list.
Small Business Saturday is more than an event, however, it’s a mindset we can all enjoy year-round! So avoid the lines and shipping delays this holiday season and give your loved ones an experience to remember...one that will last long after the thrill of the season is over.
Technological enhancements to the home not only bring beauty, they also bring convenience and a better quality of life, almost magically.
What kind of magic can we provide? Here are three examples for smart-home gifting this holiday season:
Give the Gift of Privacy and Natural Light Control with Automated Shades
Nothing tops the convenience, elegance, and privacy of a silent automated shading system. Lutron Wireless Palladiom Shades redefine the beauty of daylight control. Available as a wired or wire-free battery-operated system, these shades look amazing from every angle, and are designed to be installed without a fascia, pocket, or recess in exposed applications. (Read: They are meant to be seen.) All with whisper-quiet operation! Integration Controls designs, provides, installs, and programs automated shade solutions, customized for one’s unique lifestyle.
Deliver the Conveniences of Voice Control
Take voice control in the home to another level with Josh.ai. Josh products are both design-oriented and flexible, and can be placed anywhere in the home to recognize natural speech pattern commands. Unlike other voice-control assistants, with Josh, privacy is a top concern. Data will never be shared for marketing purposes. This intelligent system adapts to your commands over time while also providing a simple, intuitive app for smart phone control. The products are beautiful and designed to complement the home’s interior. Elevate your home control to experience a gift you will appreciate every day!
Nothing Says “I Love You” Like Curling Up to a Great Movie
Enjoying movies and music with family and friends is a gift that gives long after the party is over. We often use products from Control4 to simplify this experience so no one fumbles with remotes or piles of electronics.
Imagine giving your parents one remote to control everything for their home entertainment. Or, give the gift of ‘smart lighting’ control and provide a convenient and easy way for them to turn off the lights at night!
At Integration Controls, our goal is to simplify and enrich your life through curated technologies, connected by design. We go beyond providing smart home products. When you give the gift of entertainment, ambiance, comfort and peace of mind, you give an experience to remember.
Give us a call or shoot us an email today to get started on your holiday (and beyond) gift-giving.