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Carlisle Events Honored at the 2023 SEMA Show - Named ARMO Business of the Year

Carlisle, PA Annually in late October/early November, automotive businesses from around the world converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the SEMA ShowSEMA, short for the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is a trade association that consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams, and more.  The show itself brings a who’s who of the automotive world to Vegas to show off their products and builds, network with industry professionals, and in some cases, receive special honors.
 
For 2022, SEMA honors have not only been bestowed on Carlisle Events, but one of its staff members too.  At a banquet/dinner on November 1 hosted by the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO), Carlisle Events was recognized as its Business of the Year, while Sponsorship and Development Specialist Jeff Broadus was inducted into the ARMO Hall of Fame.
 
Candidates for the ARMO Business of the Year award must have demonstrated exceptional service, integrity and business ethics as well as made a commendable contribution to the restoration industry and for 2022, that distinction goes to Carlisle Events.
 
While the aforementioned award is for a business, the ARMO Hall of Fame focuses more on individuals who have played an integral role in the advancement of the restoration industry.  For Broadus, his contributions to the hobby extend beyond Carlisle Events, but the sum of his accomplishments meant that his first year with the Carlisle team was award-worthy.
 
The Hall of Fame dates back to 1998 and the honor for Broadus means THREE Carlisle Events team members have been tapped as Hall of Famers since its inception.  Past inductees include Carlisle Events co-founder Chip Miller (2004) and long-time Director of Business and Event Development, Jim Vinarski (2018).
 
“Carlisle Events has a long and rich history of supporting SEMA and ARMO,” said co-owner Lance Miller.  “We were honored and quite humbled to be awarded ARMO 2022 Business of the Year.  We take great pride in every event we host and our goal is for each person that enters our gates to feel like a member of the Carlisle family,” continued Miller.  “This award really goes to each of our supporters and our team.  We love this hobby and appreciate being a small part of it.”
As our team returns from SEMA in the coming days, their focus immediately turns to the 2023 events season, which starts January 20 with Auto Mania (January 20-22) in Allentown, Pennsylvania and concludes with the Lakeland Fall Collector Car Auction (November 10-11).  In between, there are a dozen events and auctions.  The season schedule spans months as car enthusiasts converge on America’s Automotive Hometown, Carlisle, Pennsylvania and beyond, for some of the biggest classic and collector car events in the world.     
 
Complete details about the upcoming 2023 season are available online at CarlisleEvents.com or by calling 717-243-7855, while auction specific information is available at CarlisleAuctions.com or by calling 717-960-6400

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