Editor’s Note: With Gratitude

Editor’s Note: With Gratitude


We’re thrilled to honor Service Photo as our 2021 Dealer of the Year. I’ve known Burke Siem for several years and have always found him to be a great representative of our industry.

Moreover, when I was able to dig into the backstory of how Service Photo came about, I was even more impressed. Check out my Strategy Session in this issue and see if you agree!

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Jerry Grossman
With Gratitude

Speaking of great representatives to our industry, our Dealer of the Year article was once again penned by the esteemed Bill McCurry. Bill has written our Dealer and E-tailer of the Year articles for a few years now. He is a valued consultant and columnist to Digital Imaging Reporter as well.

I always know when I look down at my phone and see Mr. McCurry’s name light up that I’m in for a good one-hour call filled with insights; proclamations; entertainment; history lessons; as well as some offhanded gossip.

In addition, I always come away with a better understanding of the most up-to-date issues facing our dealers. Bill has also been a friend to many of us for a long time, and I just wanted to throw some well-deserved kudos his way.

Furthermore, as we wind down 2021, I’m sure many of us are ready to put this year in the rearview mirror. At the same time, however, I’m astounded and impressed at the resiliency many of you have shown—despite store closings, supply chain issues and the many uncertainties that faced brick-and-mortar stores during this pandemic.

The holiday season is now upon us. We would like to extend our wishes for a happy, healthy and profitable New Year to all.