NADA Presents Five 'Best in Show' Awards to Convention Exhibitors in New Orleans

   NADA Presents Five 'Best in Show' Awards to Convention Exhibitors in New

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MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 6, 2014

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The National Automobile
Dealers Association presented five "Best in Show" awards last week to
companies that exhibited at the 2014 NADA and American Truck Dealers
Convention & Expo in New Orleans.


The first annual "Best in Show" awards, which are categorized by exhibit size,
recognize companies for excellence in design and construction, including the
use of innovative materials and creativity in color, lighting and attractions.
The exhibits were also evaluated on branding, company imagery, messaging and
incorporating the theme of the NADA convention.

Here are the 2014 "Best in Show" winners:

  oCree, Inc. – Best Linear Booth (100 to 400 square feet);
  oChrome Data Solutions – Best Small Island Booth (400 to 1,000 square
  oTD Auto Finance – Best Medium Island Booth (1,000 to 2,000 square feet);
  oReynolds & Reynolds – Best Large Island Booth (2,000 square feet and
    above); and
  oProcede Software – ATD "Best in Show" award.

"It was an honor to present the first ever 'Best in Show' awards to this
year's exhibitors," said Donovan Bertsch, chairman of NADA's convention
committee for 2015 and owner of Theel, Inc., Chevrolet and Buick in Bottineau,
N.D., who announced the winners on Jan. 27. "This award recognizes the
dedication, creativity and significant investment that our convention
exhibitors make each year to support the work of NADA and ATD on behalf of

There were 566 companies exhibiting at the 2014 NADA and ATD convention, which
occupied 700,000 square feet on the Expo floor at the convention center in New
Orleans from Jan. 24-27.

The winners were determined by officials from NADA and Freeman, a provider of
integrated services for face-to-face marketing, specializing in convention and
trade show management.

The "Best in Show" awards were a direct result of NADA's annual Wheelhouse
Innovation Sessions, which is hosted by Freeman, and includes a cross-section
of exhibitors for a roundtable discussion that explores new ways to make the
convention and expo more valuable and relevant to all participants, said
Connie Mikels, NADA director of Expositions.

Future convention dates

Below are the upcoming dates of the NADA and ATD Convention & Expo. The days
are now Thursday through Sunday.

  o2015: Jan. 22-25 in San Francisco
  o2016: March 31-April 3 in Las Vegas
  o2017: Jan. 26-29 in New Orleans
  o2018: March 22-25 in Las Vegas

About NADA

NADA represents nearly 16,000 new-car and -truck dealerships with 32,000
domestic and international franchises. For more information, visit

SOURCE National Automobile Dealers Association

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