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Call For Entries: Top 100 Dealer Competition

Entry process underway for powersports industry's largest, longest running and most prestigious retail competition.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealernews, the premier business information resource for North American powersports retailers, announces that the entry process is now open for the 23rd annual Top 100 Dealer competition.

Access the entry form here. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 1, 2014.

The Dealernews Top 100 Dealer Awards recognizes motorcycle/powersports dealerships for their achievements in retail design and merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, customer service, community involvement and general business management. It is a juried competition that awards dealers for their efforts to promote the sport, the industry, and the rider lifestyle.

"The Top 100 competition, now in its 23rd year, is the largest non-affiliated competition of its kind in the motorcycle/powersports industry," said Mary Slepicka, content director at Dealernews. "Because judging is based on qualitative factors rather than revenue or units sold, vehicle retailers of all shapes and sizes have an equal chance at winning."

The Top 100 Dealers of 2014 will be announced in November. Special category ("Merit Award") winners and the prestigious 2014 Dealer of the Year will be revealed at a dinner and awards gala to be held the evening of Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in downtown Chicago, in conjunction with the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo. Dealer Expo and the National Dealer Symposium will be held Dec. 4-7 at Chicago's McCormick Place West.

The Top 100 Dealers for 2014 will receive a number of benefits, including:

  • Marketing support for their achievement through general and industry media press releases and marketing programs
  • Logo and signage files for winning dealerships to use on websites and marketing collateral
  • Top 100 Dealer certification on Dealernews.com and on www.motorcycleshows.com
  • VIP attendee benefits during the 2014 Dealer Expo
  • Complimentary invitations to the 23rd Annual Top 100 Dealer Awards Gala, an exclusive dinner and awards event to be held Thursday evening, Dec. 4, in Chicago
  • And more.

"Members of the industry and even consumers are invited to encourage their favorite dealerships to enter the 2014 Top 100 Dealer Competition," said Slepicka.

For a complete list of the winners from 2013 please visit: www.dealernews.com/dealernews/top-100.

Companies interested in sponsoring the 2014 Top 100 Dealer Competition and/or Awards Gala should contact their Dealernews representative at [email protected].

About the Top 100 Dealer Competition

The Dealernews Top 100 Awards recognizes powersports dealerships selling new and/or used vehicles for their achievements in retail design and merchandising, marketing, e-commerce, customer service, community involvement and general business management. It is a juried competition that awards retailers for their efforts to promote the sport, the industry and the rider lifestyle. For more information, visit www.dealernews.com/dealernews/top-100.

About Dealernews

Dealernews Is The Voice of Powersports Retailers, helping them combine their passion for the sport with their pursuit of profit. Dealernews is an integrated information service, encompassing the flagship 49-year-old monthly magazine, the industry's largest B2B media website (www.dealernews.com), and the industry's largest family of business-to-business e-newsletters, the DealerNEWS ALERTS. Dealernews is a member of the Advanstar Powersports Group, which includes the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows and the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo. www.dealernews.com

About Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo

Since 1966, Dealer Expo is the powersports dealer community's annual national event, where retailers come together to find new product, learn better practices, share ideas to improve their businesses and have some fun.  It's where they leave each year with new merchandising ideas, new sales training and new retail skills to better manage their businesses.  Over 500 exhibiting companies roll out their new products, services and programs and provide product training to the thousands of buyers who attend each year.  It's their once-a-year opportunity to meet and work with the industry's progressive retailers who are actively seeking new ways to sell more product.  Built by and for powersports retailers, Dealer Expo is timed to fit their schedules – after the selling season, before the slow time – in a location both affordable and easy to reach.  It's modular in delivery so a buyer can spend four days, two days – or only one – and still get everything needed to become a better retailer: new products, networking experiences and information and training not easily obtained anywhere else. 

About Advanstar

Advanstar Communications Inc. serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 143 events, 54 publications and directories, and 253 electronic products and websites – along with educational and direct marketing products and services. Market-leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enable Advanstar to "Connect Our Customers With Theirs." Advanstar has approximately 600 employees and operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe. www.advanstar.com

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