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2011 SEMA Board Elections: Taking Away Your Right to Vote?

If you care enough about the above headline to have read this sentence, it’s probably because you value your right to vote. And you should value it—at every level of opportunity. The good news is that no one is taking away your right to vote in the SEMA Board of Directors elections. But, we hope that the nerve we just hit will cause many of you to realize your vote is taken away every time you fail to submit your vote. SEMA Board members guide the use of a powerful arsenal of SEMA resources, and you’d be upset if we said you no longer have a say in the matter. So this year, start a new habit and vote!

SEMA News—June 2011

  Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO  
   
If you care enough about the above headline to have read this sentence, it’s probably because you va

Because Giving Feels Good

SEMA’s mission, in a nutshell, is to help our members’ businesses succeed and prosper. As a rule, we focus on those things that benefit members directly, in a tangible way. At the same time, there are some SEMA activities outside of that strict definition—certain causes and programs that we find worthy because they are a way of helping our own.

SEMA News—May 2011

    —Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO
     
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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.

SEMA News—April 2011

Be Great or Be Gone

    Chris Kersting-President and CEO, SEMA
     
 

Study: Specialty-Equipment Influences Auto Sales

More and more, OEMs see that the availability of accessories improves their dealers’ ability to sell vehicles. And they acknowledge that aftermarket manufacturers, who are in touch with enthusiastic car owners, are often the first to recognize important trends. Smart dealers are increasingly recognizing that a customized vehicle in the showroom can bring more customers through the door and get them more excited about a purchase. But until now, there was not much real data on the “accessory effect.”

SEMA News—March 2011

  Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO  
   
The specialty-equipment industry and automakers have come a long way in developing a relationship that is mutually beneficial.

Spotlight on New Products

This issue of SEMA News continues our tradition of highlighting the great new products our manufacturers unleashed at the SEMA Show. Through SEMA News, the SEMA website and a variety of other media outlets, we amplify and carry forward one of the Show’s primary value propositions: creating high-level awareness for the industry’s innovative and trendsetting new products.

SEMA News - February 2011

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This issue of SEMA News continues our tradition of highlighting the great new produ

SEMA Show 2010: Great Job Everyone!

It has been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. Well, the industry was buoyed appreciably in November at the 2010 SEMA Show, and I’d like to thank all who participated in once again delivering the industry’s most valuable annual business gathering.

SEMA News - January 2011

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It has been said that a rising tide lifts all boats.

Product Information That Sells Parts

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The SEMA Show serves as a powerful springboard that catapults the industry into the coming year. Exhibitors and attendees alike should have a full head of steam as they carry the enthusiasm generated on the Show floor back to their businesses. All of the new products and innovations discovered there can serve as an opportunity to turn positive energy and information into increased sales.

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Welcome to the 2010 SEMA Show—and See What Else Your SEMA Membership Gets You Today!

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For those of you reading this in Las Vegas, welcome to the greatest automotive specialty-equipment show on earth! The SEMA Show is the most universally known and recognized benefit that the association offers to its membership and to the industry. I hope you will use it this year as a springboard to discover SEMA’s other outstanding programs and services that, like the Show, are tremendous tools to help your company thrive and be profitable.

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Hottest Vehicles at the Show? How About the Exhibitors’ Choice?!

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The SEMA Show is without a doubt one of the strongest indicators of emerging trends in the automotive industry. Each year, SEMA exhibitors must decide which vehicles will be their “canvass” of choice to highlight the innovative and exciting new products they’ve worked so hard to bring to market. Naturally, exhibitors will select the vehicles for their booths that they believe are the hottest and provide the best opportunity to attract buyers and media at the Show.

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Innovations for Innovators: What’s New at the SEMA Show

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Each year, the SEMA Show becomes the focal point for innovation in the automotive industry. It is the venue where manufacturers are able to connect with retailers to bring innovations to consumers around the world. So it won’t come as a surprise that the SEMA team is again doing its part with some great innovations in the SEMA Show itself. I want to tell you about a few of the new opportunities for Show attendees to learn more about new products and automotive systems at the 2010 gathering.

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