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"Ample and Easily Understood Product Information Helps Sell Products"—Business Technology Chairman Bob Moore

While technology has been an undeniable force in the evolution of the automobile, it has determined how cars and car parts are sold. From the first handbills to newspaper and magazine advertising to broadcast media and now the Internet, technology inevitably changes the way manufacturers, distributors and retailers sell their wares. As electronic cataloging has evolved over the past decade, the availability of parts suppliers, sellers and end users to source and find parts has gone from tedious to instantaneous—so long as sufficient and correct product information is available. Simply put, ample and easily understood information helps sell products. [Read more]


Scholarships Aid Students Preparing for Automotive Careers

Students preparing for careers in the automotive industry may be eligible to receive financial awards ranging from $1,000-$4,000 through the 2011 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF). The scholarship application, which is due April 1, 2011 and requires college transcripts and letters of recommendation, is now available at www.sema.org/scholarships.

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Media Contact:
Della Domingo, dellad@sema.org
SEMA 909/396-0289, ext. 6723

 

The SEMA Award: Hottest Car. Hottest Truck. Hottest 4x4-SUV

Every year there are a handful of vehicles that become the stars of the SEMA Show. To celebrate these standouts, SEMA officials will announce three SEMA Awards, Hottest Car, Hottest Truck and Hottest 4x4-SUV for the very first time ever.

Background: Every year there are a handful of vehicles that become the stars of the SEMA Show. To celebrate these standouts, SEMA officials will announce three SEMA Awards, Hottest Car, Hottest Truck and Hottest 4x4-SUV for the very first time ever.

Contender Criteria: The vehicle must be new or significantly redesigned, involved in one or more SEMA OEM programs, and incorporate a new technology. SEMA officials gathered a panel of industry experts who have looked at several indicators of what SEMA Show exhibitors are eyeing as the trend-leading vehicles this year through Show pre-registrations of feature vehicles, participation levels in the prior year’s SEMA vehicle Measuring Sessions, design data downloads from our SEMA Technology Transfer program and magazine covers of industry project vehicles to determine a contenders list.

What do you think will be the "hottest" truck, 4x4, and car at this year's show?

2011 Hot Rod and Restoration Show (HRR)

Date: 
Mar 17 2011 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Timezone: 
EST
Facility: 
Indiana Convention Center
City: 
Indianapolis
State: 
Indiana
Motor State Distributing is proud to announce that they will be the presenting sponsor of two seminars on behalf of the SEMA Business Technology Committee which will be held at the 2010 International Motor Industry Show (IMIS) and the 2010 Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI) and the 2011 Hot Rod and Restoration Show (HRR). 
Attention All Product Manufacturers, Resellers and Rep Agencies!  

2010 Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI)

Date: 
Dec 10 2010 8:00am - 9:30am
Timezone: 
EST
Facility: 
Orange County Convention Center
City: 
Orlando
State: 
Florida
Attention All Product Manufacturers, Resellers and Rep Agencies!  

2010 International Motor Industry Show (IMIS)

Date: 
Dec 2 2010 8:00am - 9:30am
Timezone: 
EST
Facility: 
Indiana Convention Center
City: 
Indianapolis
State: 
Indiana
Attention All Product Manufacturers, Resellers and Rep Agencies!  

Webinar - 21 Great Unexpected Customer-Service Tips

Date: 
Jan 20 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Great customer service must be the hallmark of any successful business---not only to retain customers, but also to attract new ones. How is your staff doing? Have they become complacent? Could they use a refresher course? Gather your staff and participate in "21 Great UNEXPECTED Customer Service Tips." These are unique techniques that will bring the service level of your organization to new heights.

Presented by: Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor

Webinar - Sales Strategy: Create Your Competitive Advantage

Date: 
Dec 9 2010 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Industry studies show that most manufacturers have major “holes” in the application data for their parts, either because of errors in their fitment data, or gaps in vehicle coverage.

Presented by: Chuck Udell, Essential Action Design Group

Hottest Car, Truck and 4x4-SUV Announced at the 2010 SEMA Show

The inaugural SEMA Award was presented to the Chevrolet Camaro for the Hottest Car, the Ford F-Series for the Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler for the Hottest 4x4-SUV, during the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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

SEMA Announces New Product Showcase Award Winners

SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, announced the winners of the New Products Showcase Awards at the New Products Awards Breakfast held this week at the 2010 SEMA Show. The event serves as a kickoff just prior to the official opening of the show, and it recognizes the most cutting-edge automotive products either on the market or about to hit the market. This year, there were more than 2,000 new products submitted for consideration.

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

SEMA ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE AWARD WINNERS

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