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Webinar: 9 Killer Facebook Advertising Tips

Date: 
Mar 3 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
500+ million people all around the world are actively using Facebook to stay connected and grow their relationships. 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day spending over 700 BILLION minutes per month on the social network---more than any other website in the world!

Presented by: Bill Leake, Apogee Results

Modified Car Raises More Than $200k For Children Charities

A one-of-a-kind customized vehicle, better known as the WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang, helped raise more than $200,000 for two children's charities, Childhelp and Victory Junction Gang Camp.

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MODIFIED CAR RAISES MORE THAN $200K FOR CHILDREN CHARITIES
Sale of the WD-40/SEMA Cares Mustang Generates Largest Donation to Date

SEMA Sets July 8th As “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced July 8, 2011 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance. 
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SEMA SETS JULY 8th AS “COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY”
Annual Event Acknowledges Importance of Collection and Restoration of Classic Cars

NADA Convention Features Session Focused on Accessories Market

A dedicated Aftermarket Zone and a rare presentation from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will provide attendees at the 2011 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo with a chance to discover how relevant and profitable the aftermarket can be for new-car and -truck dealerships.

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SEMA Opposes EPA Expansion of E15 Waiver to MY 2001 and Newer Cars

Several weeks ago, SEMA requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspend its partial waiver to permit the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for model year 2007 and newer vehicles.  

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SEMA Seeks Nominations for Hall of Fame

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame. 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.
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SEMA SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR HALL OF FAME

Webinar: Social Media Trends for Business in 2011

Date: 
Feb 3 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Social media is not a fad. It has changed the way businesses engage their customers and potential customers. It has become vital to build and protect your brand as well as generate leads and sales. One challenge is staying knowledgeable on vital and emerging trends.

Presented by: Tyler Tanaka, PostRelease and Hallie Janssen, Anvil Media

Webinar: 10 Steps to Making Marketing & Sales Best Friends

Date: 
Feb 17 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
True Story: Sales reps call the first 10 of the 100+ leads marketing collects from an event; nine voicemails are left, no calls returned…and the sales reps move on.

Presented by: Kevin Joyce, MarketSource

Industry Veteran John Stewart Joins SEMA as Editorial Director

John Stewart has joined SEMA as editorial director. In this role, he will supervise the monthly SEMA News magazine, the Show publications and SEMA eNews. His responsibilities include managing the SEMA News staff and collaborating with SEMA executive staff to promote and effectively communicate the association's news with members, while also serving as a voice for SEMA member companies.

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INDUSTRY VETERAN JOHN STEWART JOINS SEMA AS EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Reduce Order Errors, Increase Profits With Product Standards—Here's How

Electronic cataloging and inventory controls have revolutionized the way business partners communicate with one another and how they provide information to consumers. The Internet is an incredibly efficient way for end users to find products, educate themselves about product benefits and specifications and find the best retail option available. If properly managed and maintained, electronic product information systems can reduce ordering errors and returns and increase bottom-line profits. The key is to put product data into an industry-standard format that allows the computer systems of all participants—manufacturers, distributors and jobber/retailers—to read and recognize product information. That includes everything from part numbers and pricing to descriptions and dimensions. [Read more]
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