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Jim Graven Joins SEMA Data Co-Op

Jim Graven has been named as Director of Membership for the SEMA Data Co-op. Graven, who has more than 15 years of experience in the specialty parts aftermarket, will play a key role in growing the industry-owned and operated data management solution - particularly as it transitions into a full system launch in January.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(September 5, 2012)

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

JIM GRAVEN JOINS SEMA DATA CO-OP

SEMA Awards to Recognize Industry's Hottest Vehicle Platforms

Recognizing the top trend-setting vehicle models, the SEMA Awards will be announced and presented to winning automakers during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Through the program, SEMA exhibitors that make products for those trend-setting vehicles will identify the vehicle platforms that they believe are best for accessorizing, and best for showcasing the industry's coolest products.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

SEMA AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE INDUSTRY'S HOTTEST VEHICLE PLATFORMS
-- Awards recognize trend-setting vehicles and the accessories that make them cool --

Court's Ethanol Decision Jeopardizes Historic Vehicles, Specialty Parts

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a lawsuit which challenged the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to grant a partial waiver for 15% ethanol (E15) content in gasoline for 2001 and newer model year cars and light trucks.  The court found that the groups bringing the lawsuit, which included trade associations representing manufacturers of cars, boats and power equipment, along with the petroleum and food industries, lacked standing to bring the lawsuit.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2012

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

Court's Ethanol Decision Jeopardizes Historic Vehicles, Specialty Parts
SEMA Urges Congress to Ban E15

Thirty SEMA Member Companies Supply Products for the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

The all-female vehicle customization project known as the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women, featuring a 2013 Ford Mustang GT donated by Ford Motor Company, is on target for the unveiling of winning design "High Gear" at this year's SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The customized vehicle, which was built at Source Interlink Media's headquarters in El Segundo, CA, will be auctioned on eBay immediately following the reveal with proceeds slated for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Foundation, an organization dedicated to fostering the next generation of automotive aftermarket leaders and innovators.

For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Della Domingo, SEMA: 909/978-6723, dellad@sema.org
Elizabeth Weigandt, Ford: 313/845-4147, eweigand@ford.com

Thirty SEMA Member Companies Supply Products for the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women

Vehicle to be unveiled at 2012 SEMA Show then auction off to raise funds for SEMA Scholarship Fund

SEMA Show to Include Auto Dealer Conference

For the fifth consecutive year, the SEMA Show will include an exclusive program designed specifically for franchise and independent automotive dealers. Taking place during the SEMA Show on Tuesday, October 30-Friday, November 2, 2012, the program focuses on critical areas of accessory integration and how they impact operations in all key dealership departments.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

SEMA Show to Include Auto Dealer Conference

-- Exclusive program seeks to demonstrate how accessory integration can benefit dealers --

Co-Op Members Lead the Way to Industry Standards

A limited number of spots are still available for companies to become Founding Members of the SEMA Data Co-Op. Through the program's beta phase which launched earlier this year, suppliers and receivers have the opportunity to become Founding Members of a program that will change the way product data is used and managed.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Aug. 8, 2012)

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

CO-OP MEMBERS LEAD THE WAY TO INDUSTRY STANDARDS
-- Over 100 suppliers and receivers signed up for SEMA Data Co-op Beta Phase; Limited Space Still Available --

Webinar: The Psychology of Search & The Findability Formula - What is Really in the Mind of the Online Searcher?

Date: 
Aug 30 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
To succeed in any business, you have to attract the right customers and persuade them to buy.
Presented by: Heather Lutze, Findability Consulting

To succeed in any business, you have to attract the right customers and persuade them to buy. But on the Internet, people only see what the search engines point to, and competition for top spots is fierce. So how do you ensure that your business gets found when prospects are searching for solutions? What are they really thinking BEFORE they search and what motivates them to buy on your site?

Webinar: Retail Sales - Make The Most Out of This Year's Holiday Season!

Date: 
Sep 27 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
The holidays are an important selling opportunity. Are you fully leveraging this crucial sales season?
Presented by: Bob Negen, WhizBang! Training

The holidays are an important selling opportunity. Are you fully leveraging this crucial sales season? Join Bob Negen, WhizBang! Training and the SEMA Education Institute for this fun, lively webinar on Thursday, September 27, at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific) and you'll learn how to make the most of this important selling season. During this webinar you'll learn:

Webinar: Exhibitor Series - How to Get the Most Results From Your Trade Show Experience

Date: 
Oct 11 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
The week after the SEMA Show is a prime opportunity to generate results from your marketing and sales efforts.

Presented by: Tom Marx, The Marx Group

The week after the SEMA Show is a prime opportunity to generate results from your marketing and sales efforts. With a bundle of leads--vendors, customers, prospects, media reps and industry peers--the week following the show is a crucial time for follow-up.

Webinar: Exhibitor Series - It Isn't Rocket Science, It's Tougher

Date: 
Sep 13 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Preparing for the SEMA Show is a tremendous task with many details and deadlines.
Presented by: Jeff Pressman, Convexx

Preparing for the SEMA Show is a tremendous task with many details and deadlines. Join the SEMA Education Institute (SEI) and SEMA Show Management for a webinar on Thursday, September 13, at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific). This session is specifically designed for SEMA Show exhibitors and will cover:
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