Best Buy: Enriching Lives Through Technology

March 18, 2022

While we all know Best Buy as the first stop we make for all our tech products, they started in August 1966 as “Sound of Music” in St. Paul Minnesota specializing in high fidelity stereos. They were actually known as Sound of Music until 1986, when they formally changed their name to Best Buy.

Today, Best Buy offers solutions for every aspect of consumers' busy lives. From appliances to televisions to cell phones to video games and wearable devices - Best Buy offers thousands of products in stores and online. In addition to their wide range of products, they offer services that include TV mounting and installation, tv connection and setup, cell phone repair, and more.

Best Buy’s highly recognizable Geek Squad agents make approximately 5 million house calls a year. They are not only fixing broken computers, but also providing expert advice and service for almost all tech products including, TVs, appliances, Wi-Fi networks, and connected home devices.

While they are a large national chain, Best Buy is committed to be involved in each community in which they are located. Best buy is building a network of 100 Teen Tech Centers by 2021. Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are safe, after-school learning environments equipped with cutting-edge technology. Participating youth learn new skills, stay on track with school, nurture positive adult and peer relationships, and prepare for the careers of the future.

While the COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of our lives, it did not change Best Buy’s commitment to helping St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in its mission to treat the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases. This year, they raised more than $22.4 million in stores and online during the holiday season, making Best Buy the largest corporate donor ever for the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. That’s on the heels of a record-breaking campaign last year, when they collected more than $22.5 million in donations — the most money brought in by a single partner in a given year.

To learn more about Best Buy visit or stop in their Vann Drive location for their excellent customer service in all things - electronics and more!