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Exclusive Research on Nine Enthusiast Niches: SEMA's 2011 Annual Market Report Is Here!

The annual "SEMA 2011 Market Report" is now available online here. The report, which provides an overview of where the specialty-equipment market stands at the end of 2010, is available to SEMA members at no cost.

Great Hotel Deals for the SEMA Show Available Now!

Booking your hotel rooms through Travel Planners, the official SEMA Show Housing Bureau, will ensure you the best rates possible, and booking early is more important than ever with many hotels offering special “early-bird” rates to SEMA exhibitors and attendees.

SEMA Joins “Save the Salt Coalition” to Promote Preservation of Bonneville Salt Flats

SEMA has joined a number of prominent organizations to form the “Save the Salt” Coalition to protect the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF) from continued deterioration due to salt brine removal from potash mining. SEMA and the Coalition are working with government officials, mine operators and others to develop a permanent program to replenish the salt.

Washington State Enacts SEMA Street Rod/Custom Vehicle Bill Into Law

SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles was signed into law by Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire.

Customer Service: Be Great or Be Gone

Customer service has become a key difference-maker in an interconnected world. The growth of social media means a single customer can broadcast what he or she thinks of your company, good or bad. And others can give that message an exponential pop—making or breaking your company’s image. Where customers have multiple options for parts and service, business leaders agree that building customer loyalty based on service is imperative.

SEMA Urges President Obama to Sign 1099 Repeal Into Law

After a year of debate, Congress has approved legislation to repeal the costly 1099 reporting requirement included in last year’s health care law. SEMA has sent a letter to the White House asking President Obama to sign the bill into law.

Open for Business: Participate in Priority Booth Space Selection for the 2011 SEMA Show Today!

For the second consecutive year, booth space reservations for the 2011 SEMA Show are up, indicating continuing signs of economic recovery. Exhibitor contract submissions are up 23% and net square feet requested is up 5%.

Learn More, Earn More With SEMA Education Institute

Today's business environment is changing quickly. Training and information are essential to a company's success. Realizing this several years ago, the SEMA Board of Directors created the SEMA Educational Institute (SEI) as a strategic commitment to meet the industry's need for personal training and professional development. 

2011 SEMA Show Now Open—Get Your Booth Here!

Booth space for the 2011 SEMA Show, Tuesday–Friday, November 1–4, in Las Vegas, is now available. To get started now and reserve your space for the Show, follow this link. Get the best space possible by submitting your rental agreement and deposit by the April 29—the deadline to participate in the priority space-selection process. The process to secure a booth has been streamlined, resulting in fewer fields to fill out and a more user-friendly interface designed to save time.

SEMA Hall of Fame: Who Should Be in?

Do you know someone who is worthy of SEMA Hall of Fame enshrinement? This is your last chance to submit your nominations, which are due March 16, 2011. Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor outstanding persons in the industry who have enhanced the stature of, or significantly contributed to, the industry and/or association's growth. Nominations can be submitted online by following this link.
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