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    Sep 11 2009


    Sandra Thompson, SBN Member of the Month, September 2009Name: Dr. Sandra P. Thompson
    Title: Shareholder
    Company: Buchalter Nemer
    Address: 18400 Von Karman Ave., Suite 800, Irvine, CA 92612
    Phone: 949-224-6282
    Fax: 949-224-6203
    Email: sthompson@buchalter.com
    Website: www.buchalter.com

    Years of employment with current company?
    4 years

    Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
    2 years

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    Sep 10 2009
    X PRIZE Foundation's Peter Diamandis speaks at Show's Opening Breakfast.
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    (September 10, 2009)

    Contact: Della Domingo
    909-396-0289, ext. 130
    dellad@sema.org

     
    ULTIMATE INNOVATOR STEPS UP AS NEW PRODUCTS SPEAKER
    X PRIZE Foundation's Peter Diamandis speaks at Show's Opening Breakfast
     

    DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (September 10, 2009) – Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, will be the speaker of the 2009 SEMA Show New Product Awards Breakfast, Tuesday, November 3, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Sep 10 2009

    As the SEMA Show quickly approaches, news and excitement increases. One announcement that made headlines in hundreds of publications was that Ford Motor Company is the featured automaker of the 2009 SEMA Show. Ford has long been a partner of the specialty-equipment industry, having supported and participated in vehicle-technology sharing initiatives and designing some of the industry’s most accessory friendly vehicles.

    Here are some examples of what the media had to say about the announcement.

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    Sep 10 2009
    Kenny Bernstein lands Copart as sponsor, US Tobacco Ends Sponsorship of Don Prudhomme; Tony Schumacher ties “Big Daddy” Don Garlits with his eighth U.S. Nationals victory; car counts a concern in the USAC Mopar National Midget Series; and more.  
  • Posted on:
    Sep 10 2009

    The 2009 SEMA Show will include a new benefit program for exhibitors and attendees: a select group of auto enthusiasts providing insights and unique perspectives on products and trends at the Show. Research findings will be available exclusively to SEMA members attending the Show.

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    Sep 10 2009
    Nowhere are industry trends better seen by more influential writers, photographers and journalists than at the SEMA Show’s New Products Showcase.
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    Sep 10 2009
    Take one hour on Thursday, September 17, to participate in the SEMA webinar, “Major Determinants of U.S. Automotive Demand: Factors Driving the U.S. Automotive Market.” This is your chance to learn more about the major economic drivers of the U.S. automotive market and their potential impact on the specialty-equipment industry.
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    Sep 10 2009
    Following are dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities.
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    Sep 10 2009

    Top products and experienced sales people are half the battle in retail sales. The other half—possibly the most difficult half—is merchandising a store so that the quality of its products stand out and the sales force has the opportunity to service customers properly. Setting up displays, arranging counters and fixtures, and designing floor space and layout are all crucial to the success of a retail operation.

    Learn more by reading “Tried and True Merchandising.”
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    Sep 10 2009
    This week's hot links highlight the Professional Restylers Organization select committee, elected volunteers who act on behalf of the interests of the entire PRO membership.