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2017 Hot Products & Services

Every December, we give you our roundup of the hottest products and services that came across our desks from manufacturers and dealers in the church market.

This issue should be your church's "wish list" going into the new year, as you continue to evaluate and select products to help you operate your worship facility more effectively and efficiently.

In every issue through the year, every single product or service we cover in the magazine is there because we think it's something that you will find useful, so we're excited about each and every one in all of our issues. Our sole mission is to help you make purchasing decisions, so we're all about products, all the time. This list reflects the "best of the best."

It is a great time to be a church leader, because the market is overflowing with options for great products and services for your church.

Here are some of the products and services that stood out to us this year.

Thrivent Financial is an organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. Thrivent Church & Institution Financing supports ministries by providing highly competitive and customized financing for your unique situation. They match your needs by offering maturities as long as 30 years, fixed or resetting rates, and no balloon payments.

Listen Technologies
Listen Technologies has been designing, building and implementing assistive listening products and delivering exceptional listening experiences for more than 18 years. ListenTALK is a mobile two-way communication system that combines all the benefits of each of the other four technologies into a single product. ListenTALK is a mobile collaboration device that is simple to use, portable, reliable and powerful.

Kay Park
SPEEDY STAGE by Kay Park is a highway towable, folding stage that can be towed, set up and moved between venues. Economical for multiple events use. Can produce excellent rental revenue as well. It comes 27 feet long, and is easy to operate.

Video security is just one layer of a total strategy to provide safety and protection for staff and church members. ATV-NLSS's simple-to-use video systems are a perfect starting place for worship centers. They can help assess your needs and recommend as few as 4 camera systems or review options for greater protection including access control. These systems can be viewed with your mobile phone or tablet from home or anywhere you can access the Internet.

HSA has introduced its all new updated product line featuring a durable matte black high-pressure laminate table worksurface and a new SlideOut Upper Rack Bay on their popular "High Rise" style locking rolltop desks. The new desk tables provide a less reflective, hard and smooth worksurface, which is matched in the new SlideOut Upper Bays on the pictured High Rise Standard Rolltop (and their other High Rise desks).

Donor Walls from W&E Baum
W&E Baum donor recognition walls grace churches throughout the nation, commanding attention and permanently honoring church stewards, builders, donors and volunteers. From traditionally elegant walls to innovative architectural pieces, each donor wall reflects the spirit of giving and expresses your church's unique vision and style. Add an interactive, touch-screen monitor to incorporate the latest technology.

All Campus Security
All Campus Security is a unique security systems dealer/designer/integrator. ACS serves customers who have the desire, skills or ability to install their systems themselves, DIY.  ACS can design new or upgraded physical security systems (video surveillance & door control) as well as the wired & wireless network infrastructure to support them.

The APEX 2016 mobile stage features a 20' x 16' stage deck (with 12' 10" of stage height) and the availability to be towed with a bumper/ball hitch by a one-ton truck. It is equipped with steel wheels, hydraulic outriggers, all-steel construction trailer frame, and two single axels. Easy to operate, maneuverable in tight areas, and budget-friendly, this mobile stage is the perfect fit for facilitating smaller venues.

Varco Pruden Buildings specializes in the computer-aided design of pre-engineered metal buildings & steel systems construction. Through the use of the company's advanced engineering programming, Varco Pruden combines steel structural materials with virtually any exterior finish to create metal buildings that are energy efficient and provide years of trouble-free performance. Working alongside a network of builders, architects, and engineers, Varco Pruden provides aesthetically appealing buildings with optimum functionality.

The purpose at Displays2go is simple connecting people and brands. They continue to expand their product line to meet the ever-evolving needs of businesses across every industry. Their comprehensive selection spans from retail counters to digital signage everything a business needs to connect their brand with their target audience!

Project your voice through any PA, computer, boombox, or other system with AmpliVox's new S1697 Universal Wireless Microphone Headset. This new 2.4 GHz digital mic plugs into any system, allowing you to walk in a range of up to 50 feet with crystal-clear amplified sound. Remove the headband and you can use it as a handheld microphone: two microphones in one.

Pilot Rock
The Model B410 Series Buddy Benches can be 4, 6 or 8 ft. long with a full-length sign that is 16 inches tall. Your custom designed friendship sign is the backrest and can be locked securely into its frame. These benches can be portable or stationary, using expanded steel or perforated steel for the seat. Plus, you have color choices for the seat, back and frames.

Glatfelter Religious Practice
Accidents happen. A child is injured during daycare. Your church's 15-passenger van is totaled. Your pastor falls. Don't wait until something occurs to think about your coverage. Glatfelter Religious Practice offers a broad range of customized insurance options, including general liability, auto and workers' compensation.

Best Bus Sales
The TransPRO (Transit Professional) is designed for active churches. Available exclusively at Best Bus Sales, it's ready to accommodate sporting events, church outings, and membership transportation. An illuminated destination sign displays church name for easy recognition by awaiting passengers. Built on the sturdy Ford T350 chassis, the TransPRO church shuttle is designed to deliver years of quality service.

Chairtex designs and builds excellence into all the church chairs they manufacture. Their church seating is known for the beauty, comfort and durability it provides to congregations around the world. The award-winning designs of the Infinity Collection and the excellent value of the Trinity Collection stackable church chairs are replacing existing church pews to increase the flexibility and usability of a church's worship space.

Royal Basket Trucks
Their carts provide an efficient way to sort and organize all types of athletic equipment. The standard casters on the carts are non-marking polyurethane. This means a high-quality, long-lasting wheel that fits well in areas with wood flooring and courts. It is a very friendly solution to storage that will not damage your flooring investment.

Manning Lighting
Saving money on energy and maintenance costs are the benefits of new LED products from Manning Lighting. Available for new fixtures, or as retrofits for existing, they utilize the latest technology to deliver increased light levels and warm, comfortable illumination at a fraction of the cost of incandescent or fluorescent.

Maranatha Custom Churches
Whether your church needs an addition, renovation or totally new facility, Maranatha can help. They provide the very finest in Master Planning, Architectural Design, Construction Services and Construction Management. The Maranatha building is easily expanded from 250 to 1,500 or from 500 up to 3,000. Their clients save up to 30 to 50% on construction, 50 to 75% on energy, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in wise "Strategic Master Planning."

The McCourt Wide Auditorium chair is perfect for churches and recreation rooms. The new wider chair is popular for more comfort and durability. These chairs are made in the USA and offer excellent lumbar support. Tested to hold over 1500 pounds, these chairs can be ganged together for "bench like" seating. With a rear access book rack, the McCourt chairs are built to last.

Advanced Kiosks
Fast, easy and secure Sunday school check-in, missions & event promotion and simplified tithing are just a few of the ways church kiosks are helping communities. Advanced Kiosks specializes in tailor made kiosk solutions to streamline tasks for church staff and parishioners. Secure and efficient self service with American made kiosks.

Pureland Supply
Pureland Supply has been the trusted source for Genuine Original Projector Lamps since 1997.   They offer guaranteed low pricing, a 5-star Google rating, same-day shipping, and a 180-day warranty on every projector lamp sold. Orders placed before 5 p.m. EST ship the same day.

USA made Screenflex Portable Room Dividers divide space, absorb sound, and create displays in minutes. These tackable panels roll on self-leveling caster to help you accomplish your room dividing needs. Use to maximize space in the classroom, Sunday school, weekly programs, or evening ministries.

Landscape Structures
The abstract, geometric designs of GeoPlex by Landscape Structures deliver climbing fun for kids ages 5 to 12. GeoPlex climbing panels come together in so many different ways to create endless patterns of visual and physical texture. Built-in hand- and foot-holds accommodate plenty of active kids and strategically placed holes provide excellent sightlines.

Harlequin Floors
Lights, Camera, Cascade! Looking for a durable, multipurpose performance surface for a stage or rehearsal space? Look no further than Harlequin Cascade, the ultimate heavy-duty dance and stage floor. Cascade provides deceptively good grip as well as a high-quality base for lighting, making it a favorite for both performers and production teams.

CDH has served as a guide and a steward for more than 40 years to help their clients to wisely invest in their future. As they join you, they become personally involved in the vision and dynamic future of your organization. They look forward to helping you IMAGINE MORE!

Wick Buildings
Start your church building design process with DESIGN 3D by Wick Buildings. With DESIGN 3D, you can visualize your new building before you actually build it. Just go to WickBuildings.com and click on the DESIGN 3D graphic, and you'll be designing your own gathering place for free in minutes.

Excel Dryer
The ThinAir Hand Dryer is a high-efficiency surface-mounted model that protrudes no more than four inches from the wall, making it ADA-Compliant. ThinAir dries hands in 15 seconds, operates on 960 watts and is a quick and easy retrofit solution for any facility looking to save money and easily maintain a cleaner restroom.

At Collette, they have spent the last 100 years bringing people all over the world. Collette's blend of inclusive touring and first-class service ensures you will have an amazing time on tour while they handle every detail. Learn more about how you can travel complimentary as a group leader with Collette!

PowerChurch Plus is an all-in-one software solution that helps you streamline administrative tasks and manage your Membership, Contributions, Accounting, and Event Scheduling. With just a few clicks, you can access information about your members, their donations, your church's financial status, or upcoming events.

Hampton Ridge Financial
Hampton Ridge Financial provides equipment financing options for churches of all sizes. Make budgeting easier by purchasing all the equipment you need with one low monthly payment. They provide financing for furniture, audio/visual equipment, signs, HVAC, vehicles, and much more. Apply online and order your equipment within 1-3 days!

fun abounds
fun abounds offers a wide selection of commercial playground equipment from the most trusted product lines in the industry. They also carry other site amenities to complete your play area, including safety surfacing, shade structures, picnic tables, benches, and more.

Casio's XJ-L8300HN LampFree projector features 4K Ultra High Definition resolution (3840 2160 pixels) and the high brightness of 5,000 lumens needed for sanctuaries and larger rooms with high ambient light. With a long operating life of up to 20,000 hours and minimal maintenance (no lamps or filters to replace), its operating costs over time are significantly reduced.

Morton Buildings
From new church construction to an activity center or classroom addition, Morton Buildings' team of worship facility experts will work with your building committee to develop a plan that fits the budget and future needs of your congregation. Discover their difference.

Hedge Tactical Solutions
If you're in charge of security in a school or place of worship, make the right choice by implementing a safety management software that is as simple as pushing a button. HTS Active Alert Systems' threat monitoring system is the most comprehensive security resource, available on your computer or your mobile device.

Digital Projection
As the original innovator of large-screen DLP projection experiences, Digital Projection is proud to introduce new customizable Fine-Pitch LED video wall systems. Designed to excel in virtually all levels of ambient light, Radiance LED adds seamless, ultra-bright & slim-profile displays to Digital Projection's elite line of visual solutions.

Musson Rubber
Since 1945, Musson Rubber has been a pioneer and leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of safety stair coverings and flooring materials. Musson Rubber specializes in stair coverings and entrance matting for commercial, institutional and industrial use. Musson Rubber is your source when you need reputable products from top suppliers and trusted service.

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