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Reporters Choose SEMA Show Exhibitors

Editors are turning to the SEMA Show for details about the newest automotive products and trends, as media registration for the 2009 event continues at a healthy pace.

Meet the 2009–2010 SEMA Board of Directors

The 2009–2010 SEMA Board of Directors is an esteemed group of industry professionals, including four newly elect members: Joel Ayres of Truck Accessories Group, Jeff Bates of Bob Cook Sales, Laurel Dasher of Superchips Inc. and Zan Martin of Martin & Co. Advertising. To read more about the Board, open the latest copy of SEMA News.

Tips, Tricks and Fixtures That Make Any Store Stand Out

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.”

Consumer Awareness Update

Mainstream consumers are discovering the benefits of vehicle customization through an industry-wide consumer awareness program.

How the OEM's Decisions Today Affect Your Business Tomorrow

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.

SEMA Presents $119,000 in Scholarships to Future Industry Leaders

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF) is distributing $119,000 to more than 70 students to support educational goals and foster leadership opportunities in the specialty-equipment marketplace.

Ultimate Innovator Steps Up as New Products Speaker

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, will speak at the 2009 SEMA Show New Product Awards Breakfast.

SEMA Council & Committee News: SPC to Name Business of the Year at the SEMA Show

SPC opens nominations for three council awards; MRC Long-Range Planning Meeting in less than two weeks; PRO meeting features OEM panel discussing automaker relationships with the aftermarket; and more news from SEMA's councils and committees

Customizing in the UAE: “Uniqueness Is Not a Goal—It’s Mandatory”

More than 50 representatives from SEMA-member companies visited Dubai recently to explore business opportunities. Many of the companies also exhibited at the sixth edition of the Automechanika Middle East show, held in Dubai, May 31–June 2.
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