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    Oct 01 2014

    If you’re an exhibitor with a significant revelation and you want to let the cat out of the bag, holding a press conference is the best way to get in front of the media. Hours of planning, preparation and strategy are required to successfully pull it off, but the results can be well worth it. It’s best to ensure that you have the necessary staffing and resources at your disposal to optimize your chances of convincing the media to show up and connect with you, and getting the coverage you seek.

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    Sep 22 2014

    Sales of automotive specialty-equipment products continue to climb, reaching $33 billion in 2013. The number represents a 6.7 percent increase over the previous year and marks the fourth consecutive year of growth, according to the SEMA Annual Market Study that is available at www.sema.org/2014samr.

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    Sep 19 2014

    The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded $152,000 to 61 individuals this year. This includes 44 SEMA scholarships presented to current students, and 17 loan-forgiveness awards presented to employees of SEMA-member companies. In addition, one student was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Ohio Technical College for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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    Sep 18 2014

    SEMA, the trade organization representing the $33B automotive specialty equipment market, has been awarded part of a $2.2M federal grant to expand exports of automotive aftermarket products into foreign markets including Russia, the United Arab Emirates and China.

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    Aug 15 2014

    For the first time, media attending the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, can get a head start on their coverage before the Show's official opening.

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    Aug 01 2014

    The world's most unique and celebrated customized vehicles from the 2014 SEMA Show will gather and be accessible to the public on Friday, November 7, 4:00-10:00 pm, as the SEMA Cruise finds its way to a new event taking place immediately after the SEMA Show at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

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    Jul 31 2014

    The 2014 SEMA Show will feature two new transportation hubs that will help Showgoers easily and efficiently navigate the annual trade show taking place Tuesday-Friday, November 4-7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Jul 10 2014

    The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) has recruited three new staff members to fill critical roles as the organization grows. The focus for these new hires includes systems development, member recruitment and product data services.

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    Jun 30 2014

    The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils. The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

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    Jun 24 2014

    An estimated 2,000 tons of salt were successfully deposited on the mud surface at the end of the access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It was graded and then dried to a hard concrete-like racing surface. Although modest in scope, the project demonstrates that it should be possible to deposit dry salt in targeted areas so as to help preserve our national treasure, the site where land speed records have been set over the past 100 years.