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    Aug 01 2014
    Law and Order is an update of some of the most recent federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that could potentially impact the automotive specialty-equipment industry. These include issues affecting small-business owners and their employees.
    SEMA News—August 2014

    LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

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    Aug 01 2014
    More than 40 SEMA members met with their elected representatives in Washington, D.C., as part of the May 14 Washington Rally. The meetings were a valuable opportunity to urge members of Congress to pursue a pro-growth, manufacturing and job-creation agenda. Between meetings, Rally participants were treated to a unique lunchtime panel discussion hosted by “Fox News” contributor Frank Luntz, who is known for his trademark public-opinion focus groups.
    SEMA News—August 2014

    LEGISLATIVE AND TECHNICAL AFFAIRS

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    Aug 01 2014
    SEMA’s Guide to November’s High-Stakes ElectionThe mid-term elections are around the corner, and at no time in recent history has Washington been so divided. Lawmakers could not agree on how to stimulate the economy before becoming mired in the debate to reform the American health-care system.Sound familiar? That’s because you’ve read those words before. In fact, it was in these very pages just four short years ago. The times have changed, but the song remains the same. Voters are fed up with Washington. Where do things stand heading into November’s midterm elections? Let’s have a look.
    SEMA News—August 2014

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    Aug 01 2014
    New product launches for Adenna, Brake Performance, Sean Hyland Motorsport, Custom Autosound Mfg., and TruXedo.
    SEMA News—August 2014

    NEW PRODUCTS

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    Aug 01 2014
    Influence Laws Affecting Your Business Legislative proposals, both beneficial and harmful, are introduced each year in legislatures all over the country. Many have a direct and immediate impact on you and your company. Targeted and timely responses from constituents like you can sway the final vote. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) gives you easy-to-follow guidance on helping affect bills related to vehicles and small business before they become law.
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    Aug 01 2014
    You might be able to start a nail with a screwdriver, but it’s a whole lot easier with a hammer. The proper tool makes any task flow more smoothly—and automotive machining and modification are certainly the beneficiaries of tool and equipment innovations. A wealth of working gear was introduced in the New Products Showcase at the 2013 SEMA Show. We’ve gathered them together on the next few pages for your review and enjoyment. There may be a gem here that can make your next undertaking more of a joy and less of a job.
    SEMA News—August 2014

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    Aug 01 2014
    Are you Setting the Bar or Doing the Bare Minimum?Chotchkie’s Manager: We need to talk about your product data.Joanna: Really? I have 15 fields….Chotchkie’s Manager: Well, okay. Fifteen is the minimum, okay?Joanna: Okay.Chotchkie’s Manager: Now, you know it’s up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Or, well, like your competitor, for example, has 37 data fields, okay? And great digital assets, too.
    SEMA News—August 2014

    BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY

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    Aug 01 2014
    If you have ever wondered what the difference is between a trademark and a trade secret, you are not alone. Most of the terms used to describe different types of intellectual property (IP) are commonly thrown around interchangeably. However, to protect the IP rights of your company, it is important to take a moment to review the basics of trademark, patent, copyright and trade secret law we have compiled below.
    SEMA News—August 2014

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    Aug 01 2014
    Breaking news from SEMA members, including Truck Accessories Group, Covercraft Industries, Advanstar Automotive Group, Quantum Automotive, ReadyLift Suspension, Motovicity Distribution, Silver Sport Transmissions and more.
    SEMA News—August 2014

    INDUSTRY NEWS

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    Aug 01 2014
    Exhibitors have a valuable opportunity to generate excitement for their participation in the 2014 SEMA Show through the Online Media Center. As the Show gets closer, reporters routinely search for updates from SEMA Show exhibitors. News regarding new products, changes to signature lines, booth demonstrations, project-vehicle reveals and celebrity appearances are a few examples of the Show-related news circulating prior to the event. There is no charge to submit a release, and the information will appear online for all reporters to access. In addition to outside media, SEMA’s own publications staff uses the news in...
      
      
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