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Movers & Shakers: Honored for Strong Business Growth; Hotchkis to Host All-GM Open House in June

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Hotchkis to Host All-GM Open House in June
Hotchkis Sport Suspension will host and All-GM Open House & Car Show, Saturday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. The car show, open to all General Motors vehicles from 1958 to the present, features a raffle giveaway, complimentary lunch and more. While celebrating all things GM with the Hotchkis team, participants will also get an in-depth look at how to improve vehicle handling through a tech talk and Q&A session featuring Hotchkis President John Hotchkis. Hotchkis is located at 8633 Sorenson Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. For additional information on the Hotchkis Open House & Car Show, contact Jon Barret at CEO Scott Bintz (middle) accepts an award recognizing strong business growth from the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. during the organization's annual meeting in April, where he was also the event’s featured speaker. Honored for Strong Business Growth received one of two Growing Jamestown Awards from the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. (JSDC). The JSDC cited the strong business growth of in 2012 and positive influence on the local economy as reasons for the award. The company finished 2102 with a record-breaking $17.5 million in sales and has reportedly kept that upward trajectory well into 2013. was founded in Spokane, Washington, in 1998 and relocated to the JDSC's I-94 Business Park in Jamestown, North Dakota, in 2000.

BIGFOOT Open House Set for June 1
The 7th Annual BIGFOOT Open House takes place Saturday, June 1, at the BIGFOOT headquarters in Hazelwood, Missouri. The open house is scheduled from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. and will feature car crushes, autograph opportunities, a truck show, the Bommarito Automotive Group new car showcase, food and more. For more information, visit  

JMPR to Manage Strategic Communications for L.A. Auto Show
The Los Angeles Auto Show has selected JMPR Public Relations to work with the LA Auto Show on all strategic communications for the organization in the United States and internationally. As the show's agency of record, JMPR will also be responsible for supporting the launch of the organization’s inaugural Connected Car Expo, November 19–21, as well as the corporate communications for the parent company, ANSA Productions, that produces both shows. JMPR previously handled all media relations for the L.A. Auto Show from 1980 to 1996.

ESAB Earns 2013 Gold Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service
ESAB Cutting Systems announced that it was recognized as the “Sales Turnaround of the Year” from more than 1,200 entries from organizations in various industries around the globe. The Gold Stevie Award recognizes excellence in sales and customer service.  This year’s award ceremony was held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The accomplishment was attributed to sales group's weekly team meetings where they analyzed what produced results with customers.  

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