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DAVACO’S Rick Davis Selected for Panel at SMU's Southwest Venture Forum
CEO/Owner of Leading Retail Service Provider to Speak on Company’s Rapid Growth

Dallas, TX (April 30, 2008) – DAVACO, Inc., the national leading provider of retail services, announced today that Rick Davis, CEO/Owner of DAVACO, is scheduled to speak at the Southwest Venture Forum Breakfast, which will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at the Dallas Country Club beginning at 7:00 am. As part of the morning’s program, Rick Davis and Matt Rutledge, CEO of Woot, Inc., will serve on the expert panel to highlight their respective company’s successes.

Both DAVACO and Woot were recently named to the top 10 of the 2007 Dallas 100™, an annual recognition of the Dallas – Ft. Worth area’s fastest growing businesses by the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at the SMU Cox School of Business.

“I am very proud of DAVACO and the company’s continued growth over the last 18 years,” said Davis. “Our success is due, in large part, to our retail partners—who represent the who’s who of retail—and our ability to continuously evolve to meet their ever-changing needs. But, most importantly, it’s the over 600 DAVACO employees across the country, who have the expertise, professionalism and dedication to provide the highest level of customer service to execute any brand’s vision at the retail level with consistency, quality and efficiency.”

Approximately 150 – 200 business professionals are expected to attend the Southwest Venture Forum, which is hosted by the SMU Edwin L. Cox School of Business. In addition to the expert panel, the event also includes allotted time for networking, breakfast and the presentation of business plans from two local entrepreneurs. Registration is available online at Forum registration is $40.00.

For more information on DAVACO or Rick Davis, please visit the company’s website at

About Southwest Venture Forum
The Southwest Venture Forum is a non-profit forum to stimulate entrepreneurship where innovators seeking to build a business can meet informally with venture capitalist, lawyers, accountants, bankers, candidates for their management team and others who are interested and provide resources to new and rapid-growth ventures.

About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of in-store merchandising, shop-in-shops and high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, and new stores. DAVACO offers a comprehensive range of services that helps retailers maximize brand presence and profitability at retail. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodelsFixture and graphics installationsProject servicesProject managementHard- and soft-line merchandisingSite and marketing surveysLogistics and consolidationDesign services. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas, Texas, with over 600 employees across the country. For more information, visit

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