BOWIE, Md. (Oct. 1, 2003) — If the promise of networking isn't enough, the Tire Industry Association (TIA) is offering cash prizes to dealers to attend two events during the Specialty Equipment Market Association/International Tire Expo trade show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas.
The TIA Gala Reception, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Harley-Davidson CafÃ&Copy;, is billed as a networking opening event for the annual trade show. Participants will be eligible for 10 $1,000 cash prizes. Tickets cost $50.
TIA's Breakfast with the President, 7 to 9 a.m. Nov. 4 at the Aladdin Resort & Casino, will feature presentations by Tom Dattilo, chairman of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., outgoing TIA president Tom Raben and incoming president Larry Morgan. TIA also will induct Thomas Foord of Kal Tire and Marvin Bozarth of TIA into the Tire Industry Hall of Fame. Tickets are $30.
At the breakfast, TIA will give away $20,000 to one attendee, though he or she must be present to win.
For more information, click on www.tireindustry.org or www.semashow.com.