Professional Restylers Organization Announces First-Ever Novemberfest Reception at SEMA 2009

(September 15, 2009)

Contact: Della Domingo
909-396-0289, ext. 130



DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (September 15, 2009) – The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), a council of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, invites all industry professionals to attend its first “Novemberfest” reception to meet and network with OEM restylers, manufacturers, industry media and more on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at the Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom D from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., coinciding with the annual SEMA Show.

“This is the first-ever PRO reception in Las Vegas and we’re determined to set the bar high and host an event our members and other industry guests will find beneficial,” said PRO Council Chairman Karl Stearns. “The restyling industry is strong right now and there are many exciting opportunities, so we encourage everyone to make plans to attend Novemberfest.”

Attendees do not have to be members of PRO or SEMA to be a part of this inaugural event, but SEMA representatives will be present for those interested in joining onsite. SEMA membership offers benefits such as additional networking events; education regarding new resources, sales ideas and techniques; and valuable insight into the industry.

An open bar and hors d’oeuvres will be provided at Novemberfest, thanks to donations from event sponsors Advantage Truck Accessories, Insignia Group, Restyler’s Choice, Katzkin, ICI and Classic Design Concepts. All attendees will receive commemorative t-shirts from Eagle Enterprises.

Also, leading companies and individuals in the restyling industry will be honored at Novemberfest. Winners of the following awards will be announced: PRO Restyler of the Year sponsored by Insignia Group, PRO Manufacturer of the Year sponsored by Grote Lighting, the Jim Borre Lifetime Achievement Award and the Nat Danas Person of the Year Award sponsored by Truck and Auto Customizing magazine.

Also of interest to companies in the restyling industry is the PRO Open Meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2009, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center meeting room N219. The Professional Restylers Organization is dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the restyling segment of the automotive aftermarket and to developing effective strategies for dealing with industry-specific issues. For more information, visit

About SEMA
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $31.85 billion specialty automotive industry of 7,144 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909/396-0289, or visit and

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