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U.S. Department of Commerce Grants SEMA $500,000 to Support U.S. Specialty-Equipment Exporters

The U.S. Department of Commerce named SEMA as one of the five recipients of the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) for 2011. As a result, SEMA will receive $500,000 in matching funds over the next three years to support U.S. manufacturers that export automotive specialty-equipment products to booming emerging international markets. The grant is intended to stimulate U.S. exports of specialty-equipment products as part of the Administration's National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by 2014 in support of several million U.S. jobs.

Webinar: The No B.S. Guide to ROI and Social Media

Measuring social media seems daunting to most marketers, but by understanding what social media can do for your business, defining what you want it to do and building a strategy that includes a measurement roadmap, you can track and measure what social media can do. Join the SEMA Education Institute (SEI) and presenter Jason Falls for this FREE informative webinar, Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. Jason will take you through what returns you can get out of social media marketing ... and there's more there than you think!

SEMA Online Marketing Conference Kicks Off the 2011 SEMA Trade Show

The SEMA Education Institute (SEI)
will once again host the SEMA Online Marketing Conference
at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, October 31. The paid conference, sponsored by
eBay Motors, will kick off the SEMA Show (November 1-4) by gathering top
Internet marketing experts and educators from throughout the U.S. to share
their knowledge and proven strategies for online marketing success.

Enthusiasts Invited to Show Off Their Rides at the SEMA Show

Owners of select vehicle models may be able to have their cars or trucks featured at the 2011 SEMA Show, taking place Tuesday–Friday, November 1–4, 2011, in Las Vegas. Through the SEMA Award Contender Contest, owners of a SEMA Award contender vehicle are invited to submit a video clip highlighting the vehicle’s modifications for a chance to have the vehicle featured at the SEMA Show. Vehicle owners will also receive credentials and amenities to attend the annual trade-only event, where they will be among the first to learn which vehicle platforms win the actual SEMA Award.


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