Drawing from a 40-year tradition of “giving back to the industry,” SEMA has established the SEMA Cares Committee. The new group will be charged with identifying and creating additional opportunities for its members to enrich the lives of children nationwide.
Retailers looking to grab the attention of more customers can find what they need in the SEMA 2007 Retail Resource Guide. Available to members free of charge, the guide provides store layout tips and examples, listings of visual merchandising suppliers, store fixture manufacturers and more.
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Mirroring the explosive growth of the Brazilian specialty-equipment market, Brazilian buyer attendance at the 2007 SEMA Show grew 72% from the 2006 Show, the single largest increase in international buyer attendance last year. Following Brazil’s increase were buyers from Germany (up 18%) and Australia (17%).
Below are the most recent companies that have signed up to exhibit at the SEMA Spring Expo or SEMA OFFROAD. The shows are set for February 8–9, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. For a complete list of exhibitors, click here. To reserve your spot at the upcoming events, visit www.semaspringexpo.com or www.semaoffroad.com.
SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities at www.sema.org/classifieds. Working for a SEMA-member company has many advantages. In addition to working for a company that supports and contributes to the success of the overall industry, being employed by a SEMA-member company enable the employee to participate in webinars, access free market research, join SEMA committees and more. The newest classified listings posted under Positions Available include:
Dates and locations for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows and activities have been announced. Details are:
The SEMA National Education Conference, scheduled April 10–11 in Nashville, is a concentrated, two-day leadership program developed exclusively for automotive specialty-equipment executives. With the knowledge shared at this conference, you'll discover how to lead your company to new levels of success. You'll receive real-world skills for immediate application, targeted information presented specifically for the automotive specialty-equipment industry and inspiration to make the necessary changes to more easily and effectively meet the challenges of a rapidly changing future.
The deadline to enter the 14th Annual Creative Styling & Trim Awards Competition hosted by General Motors during the SEMA Spring Expo (SSE) is next Friday, January 18. The entry form is available online by clicking here.
Open to restylers, installers, truck accessory retailers and SSE exhibitors, the competition showcases and recognizes installer ingenuity, craftsmanship and creativity. The competition will feature five GM divisions—Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Hummer and Pontiac.
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