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Preview the 2009 SEMA Show Here

Every year, buyers flock to the SEMA Show for what is a virtual playground of the best and the latest in new products and technology. To ensure that attendees optimize the value of the annual Show, SEMA is offering its own best and latest in new programs and resources.

Read on for new programs and updates that have been added to help attendees walk away with the best that the Show has to offer.

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.

Nathan Kunzman, YEN Member Insights, September 2009

Nathan Kunzman, SEMA YEN Member of the Month, September 2009Name: Nathan Kunzman
Company: Kunzman and Assoc.
Address: 4094 Pionner Dr., Walled Lake, MI 48390
Phone: 248-360-2700
Fax: 248-360-3704
Web Site:

How many years have you been with your current company?
I have been with my company my entire life, but I began working full-time in 2004 after graduating from college.

Years spent working in the automotive aftermarket?
Technically, a little over 5 years.

How did you first begin to work in the automotive aftermarket?
I always went to races and events when I was younger and decided at a very young age that I would work in this field.

Did you have a mentor in the industry?  

Announce Your SEMA Show Product Intros in eNews

Create additional awareness and momentum for your 2009 SEMA Show product intros by submitting new product information for inclusion in SEMA eNews.
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