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    Apr 22 2010

    Be among the first to get a close-up, hands-on look at Mazda's much-anticipated subcompact, the 2011 Mazda2, featuring a 1.5L dual-overhead cam four-cylinder engine available with automatic or five-speed manual transmission. Registration for this exclusive SEMA-member measuring session is Friday, May 14. 

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    Apr 22 2010

    The first-ever SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit will get your business up-to-speed with the info, techniques and skills to guarantee a profitable and successful 2010 Show—and it's FREE.

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    Apr 22 2010
    Childhelp, a non-profit organization headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect, presented SEMA with the Childhelp 2010 Corporate Award at a luncheon on April 14 at the annual Childhelp Day of Hope Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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    Apr 22 2010
    Tried-and-true elements, such as cost, product differentiation and market segmentation still hold sway in marketing campaigns. But recent studies confirm what most business have experienced over the past couple of years: Digital marketing is assuming a far greater presence—and taking up a larger chunk of budget—than traditional channels, such as TV, print and radio advertising. [Read more]
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    Apr 22 2010
    Amidst a difficult economic environment and increased gridlock in Washington, D.C., and in state capitols across the country, the SEMA Action Network (SAN) continues to influence positive legislative action for automotive hobbyists and small businesses serving the specialty-equipment industry with recent achievements that include a pro-hobby provision in the popular "Cash for Clunkers" bill.
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    Apr 22 2010
    Porsche's most hardcore 911 will be the last of the 911s to go under the knife for a mid-cycle update, says spy shooter Brenda Priddy, describing this undisguised prototype thrashing at the Nurburgring.
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    Apr 19 2010

     

    SEMA will announce a new shipping program in early October. In addition to significant discounts on package and freight shipping, there will be special pricing and discounts on value-added business services. Stay tuned for more information. Questions? Contact Gary Vigil, SEMA Membership Director, at 909-978-6738 or garyv@sema.org.

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    Apr 15 2010
    SEMA Leadership Days kick off on July 23, with events including the SPC Business Technology Symposium, Show 'N Shine, Pinewood Drag Races, and the Installation Banquet and Gala Fundraiser.
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    Apr 15 2010
    The issues facing the United States and all of its industries are among the most important that we've ever faced in the nation's history. If ever there was an alarm sounding for small business in America, it is blaring now. SEMA members need to read this column and become active and aggressive about supporting the lawmakers who support our industry and small businesses across America. Otherwise, we'll only get what apathy deserves, and that is not acceptable.

    The last election cycle ensconced a congress and White House that continue to overlook a crucial point in the plans for an economic turnaround: it is small business supplying most of the jobs in America. Unless small businesses succeed, the needed re-employment, improved consumer confidence and healthy climb out of the current recession will not materialize. [Read more]
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    Apr 15 2010
    SEMA-member companies have posted several new listings for job opportunities (view all here).