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    Dec 04 2014
    The New Products Showcase, located in the upper level of South Hall, provided reporters with a quick and easy place to see what’s in the pipeline.
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    Dec 04 2014
    SEMA eNews highlights SEMA-member companies' websites weekly through the Hot Links to Cool Sites section. SEMA members: To be included in Hot Links to Cool Sites, e-mail your company name and website to enews@sema.org. Note: Make sure to include “Hot Links” in the subject line of the e-mail.
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    Dec 04 2014
    Are you hunting for a new job? The “Positions Available” section in the SEMA Member Classifieds lists more than 50 job openings around the country.
  • Posted on:
    Dec 04 2014
    Online nominations are being accepted now through December 10 for MPMC’s Robert E. Petersen Award.
  • Posted on:
    Dec 04 2014
    Following are dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, webinars and activities.
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    Dec 04 2014
    SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities (view all here).
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    Dec 03 2014

    Name: Missy Perez
    Company: Topline Automobile
    Address: 1028 Carolan Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010


    What does your company do?
    We do full-service automotive repair catered specifically to higher-end customer needs. Topline can repair, modify and rebuild anything from a ’20s Buick to a ’14 Ferrari FF, and we use our in-house showroom to showcase our customers’ cars and our hard work. Our efforts are world renowned, with customer builds having been featured in multiple magazines and multiple trophies in concourse class exhibitions. Bodywork, maintenance, warranty development and sales—Topline is equipped to handle it all.

    What is your position?
    Service manager.

    What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
    Solving problems and making people happy.

  • Posted on:
    Dec 01 2014
    Earlier this year, antivirus king Symantec sent shockwaves through the business community with the statement that antivirus software was “dead”—leaving businesses wondering, now what? Symantec dropped the bombshell to make a point: These days, a PC armed with a good firewall and some topflight antivirus software is simply no match against a sophisticated, determined hacker. The reason: The number of new viruses unleashed on the public every day can be as many as 200,000, according to Kapersky Lab, a computer security firm.
    SEMA News—December 2014

    INTERNET

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    Dec 01 2014
    E-Mail Retains the TitleWhile digital marketing always seems to have its own version of the “It Girl” each year, one thing has remained constant for nearly 30 years: E-mail is still the new sexy. According to a barrage of studies released during the past year, e-mail marketing still surpasses all others in the digital realm when it comes to return on investment (ROI) and increasing sales. And companies still see e-mail marketing as a stalwart when they’re looking to hang on to customers, build loyalty and increase website traffic.
    SEMA News—December 2014

    INTERNET

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    Dec 01 2014
    New products shape the automotive specialty-equipment industry, and companies that get their innovations to market earliest have the best chance for success. Millions of dollars are spent each year to research, design, develop and produce prototypes that are eventually honed into the finished parts that reach consumers’ vehicles. Until recently, that process has been time consuming and expensive—especially for smaller manufacturers that don’t have huge budgets. But technology is changing the R&D process.
    SEMA News—December 2014

    BUSINESS