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SEMA Hall of Fame to Induct Four Industry Icons

Gray Baskerville, Art Chrisman, Chris Economaki and John Towle will be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame, an honor that recognizes an elite group of individuals for raising the stature or growth of the automotive specialty-equipment industry.

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Media Contact:
Della Domingo, dellad@sema.org
SEMA 909/978-6723

SEMA HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT FOUR INDUSTRY ICONS
--  Gray Baskerville, Art Chrisman, Chris Economaki and John Towle Top Industry Honor Roll --

SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser - Part of 2011 Leadership Days

Date: 
Jul 29 2011 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
City: 
Long Beach
State: 
CA
The SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser serves as the venue where we thank our association’s outgoing board members and welcome those who have been newly elected.

For those of you who have attended the annual Installation Banquet, you know the event serves as the venue where we thank our association’s outgoing board members and welcome those who have been newly elected. It is also the setting in which we announce the newest selections for the SEMA Hall of Fame — an august group whose inductees represent not only our industry’s history but also its members’ dedication, service and devotion to their businesses.

Coalition Formed to Save the Bonneville Salt Flats

A number of prominent organizations have formed the "Save the Salt Coalition" to protect the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF) from continued deterioration due to salt brine removal from potash mining.  The Coalition is now working with government officials, mine operators and others to develop a permanent program to replenish the salt.

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COALITION CONTACT:
Stuart Gosswein, stuartg@sema.org
202/783-6007, ext. 30

COALITION FORMED TO SAVE THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS
National Landmark Needs Salt Replenishment Program

Business Technology Symposium (BTS) - Part of 2011 Leadership Days

Date: 
Jul 27 2011 10:00am - 4:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
The Renaissance Hotel
City: 
Long Beach
State: 
CA
Mark your calendar! The 2011 Business Technology Symposium will be July 27, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California.

Mark your calendar! The 2011 Business Technology Symposium will be July 27, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California.

Please visit www.sema.org/bts for full event details.

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

Washington joined the growing list of states to enact SEMA model legislation to amend the vehicle titling and registration classification for street rods and create a classification for custom vehicles.. The bill was approved by the Washington State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire.  Under the new law, a street rod is defined as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 30 years old and manufactured after 1948.  Importantly, kit cars and replica vehicles will be assigned a certificate of title bearing the same model year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble. 

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Media Contact:
Della Domingo, dellad@sema.org
SEMA 909/978-6723

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

President Signs 1099 Repeal Into Law

After Congress acted last week to repeal the costly 1099 reporting requirement included in last year's health care law, President Obama today signed the legislation into law.  SEMA congratulates Congress and the President for acting to eliminate this burdensome requirement. Through this bipartisan agreement, small business owners can continue to focus on economic growth and revitalization.

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Media Contact:
Della Domingo, dellad@sema.org
SEMA 909/978-6723

Webinar: Industry Trends - Light Truck Research Overview, Powered by LTAA

Date: 
May 26 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
SEMA is about to unveil a new research study that provides an updated look at the market for pickup trucks and accessories. If you manufacture, distribute, sell and/or install products for the light truck segment, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about current and upcoming truck trends.

Presented by: Gavin Knapp, SEMA

Webinar: Industry Trends - Annual Market Study Overview

Date: 
Apr 28 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
The SEMA 2011 Annual Market Study is almost ready to be released! This annual report will help SEMA-member companies better understand the overall specialty equipment market and its components. Within the specialty segment of the aftermarket, SEMA tracks nine primary niche markets. Data includes information from businesses in the industry as well as consumers.
Presented by: Gavin Knapp, SEMA

The SEMA 2011 Annual Market Study is almost ready to be released! This annual report will help SEMA-member companies better understand the overall specialty equipment market and its components. Within the specialty segment of the aftermarket, SEMA tracks nine primary niche markets. Data includes information from businesses in the industry as well as consumers.

2011 SEMA Show Registration Now Open

Attendee and media registration for the 2011 SEMA Show is now open at www.SEMAshow.com/register. The annual trade-only event takes place Tuesday-Friday, November 1-4, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Contact: Della Domingo
909/978-6723
dellad@sema.org

2011 SEMA SHOW REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Attendees and Media Registration Available from www.SEMAShow.com/register

Candidates Announced for SEMA Board of Directors

Candidates for the 2011 SEMA Board of Directors election have been announced. In addition to the 17 members vying for a seat on the Board, this year's election includes voting for the Chairman-Elect. The Chairman-Elect plays a critical role in the industry, serving as Chairman-Elect for two years before transitioning to the Chairman of the Board position.

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Contact: Della Domingo
909/978-6723
dellad@sema.org

CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED FOR SEMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New Chairman-Elect to be Chosen, Will serve as Chairman of the Board in 2013

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