Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

During the recent SEMA webinar, “Listen to Your Customers, Their Opinions Really Do Matter,” Joe Bates, vice president of Rockbridge Associates and Charles Colby, chief methodologist of Rockbridge Associates provided insight on how to effectively use customer feedback to create a profitable business model that satisfies customer needs and expectations and encourages continuous improvement within an organization.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

Let your competitor complain about the tough economy while you prosper. Brian Offenberger of BizGrowth Search Engine Solutions will tell you why a tough economy is the best time to capture profitable market share and show you how to incorporate 10 proven steps to increase profit, avoid lowering prices and install a "recession-proof" strategy that actually grows your business in good times and bad.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

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Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

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Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

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Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

The deadline for exhibitors of the 2008 SEMA Show to register products for the SEMA Show New Products Showcase is next Friday, October 3. For more information and to register your product, click here.

SEMA presents a New Products Showcase at the SEMA Show each year, providing exhibitors with an outstanding opportunity to introduce products, packaging and merchandising to industry buyers and media.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

As previously reported, SEMA has been involved in an ongoing effort to accommodate the tightened budgets of our member companies, and have met with Las Vegas hotels and jetBlue to negotiate reduced rates and other incentives for attendees of the 2008 SEMA Show.

“We have worked with all our service providers throughout the year to create the best rates possible,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “Given the current economic climate, it has become increasingly important to ensure that the Show delivers the best value possible.”

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

Our industry has much at stake in this election. On November 4, 2008, voters will elect thousands of state and local leaders, 11 governors, 435 members of Congress, 35 senators and a new president. Each and every one of these elected officials has the ability to positively or negatively shape legislation affecting each of us, our company and our communities.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

Heads up, accessory installers, restylers and custom wheel and tire specialists! The registration deadline for the SEMA certification exams has been extended to Tuesday, September 30.
 
Gain a quality advantage in your market. Register now for the upcoming  SEMA Installer Certification exams. The SEMA program includes six exams. All tests will be offered on Thursday, November 13 at more than 700 test centers in the United States and Canada. Testing begins at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 12:00am

Arrow Speed Warehouse, a 51-year-old distributor of specialty equipment based in Kansas City, Kansas, filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this week. According to the Kansas City Star and other local media reports, Keystone Automotive Operations has emerged as a likely buyer for Arrow Speed’s assets.

Keystone has reportedly bid $12 million to acquire Arrow Speed’s inventory and other assets, according to a company press release.

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