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2008 Association Program Updates & News
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12/18/2008:  DEMA Congratulates the City of Key West and the State of Florida on Acquisition of the USS Vandenberg
Ship Bought at Auction-Destined to Become the World's Second Largest Artificial Reef

12/15/2008:  Voting Now Open for DEMA's 2009 Board of Directors Election
Ballots being accepted via mail, fax or online!

12/15/2008:  Nominations Being Accepted for DEMA's 2009 Reaching Out Awards
Reaching Out Award Nomination Deadline is April 17, 2009

12/8/2008:  Coverage of DEMA's Wounded Warrior Certification Trip to Bonaire Wins 3 Emmy Awards
TV Coverage from WTVJ and WPTV in Florida Earns Three Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards in 2008

12/1/2008:  Attention DEMA Show Exhibitors:  Beware of "Exhibitor Directory/Listing" Solicitations
Paid Listing Requests Are NOT From DEMA Show Management

11/11/2008:  Surfacing From DEMA Show 2008
Post Event Summary

10/06/2008: Updated Exhibitor News From DEMA Show 2008
Exhibitors To Introduce New Products, Offer Show Specials and DEMA Show Events 

10/06/2008:  Resource Center Help DEMA Show Attendees Grow Their Business
New Image Resource Center & Be A Diver Focused Retailer Resource Center Help Increase Bottom Line For Retailers

9/29/2008:  Exhibitor News From DEMA Show 2008
Exhibitors To introduce New Products, Offer Show Specials And DEMA Show Events 

9/18/2008:  Milestones for DEMA's Be A Diver Marketing Campaign Announced
Visitors to Spend More Time and View More Pages Compared to Similar Specialized Recreation Sites

9/15/2008: DEMA's 2009 Board Of Directors Election To Take Place Beginning December 15, 2008
DEMA Members May Write In Candidates Until October 15, 2008

8/28/2008: Help Grow The Industry While Maximizing Your DEMA Show Exposure
Donate To DEMA's 2008 "Bounty of The Sea" Silent Auction

8/11/2008:  Travel Savings Surface Just In Time For DEMA Show 2008
DEMA Announces Airline, Car and Hotel Discounts For Exhibitors and Attendees

8/5/2008:  Be A Star At The Legendary DEMA Awards Party
DEMA's Industry Celebration At DEMA Show 2008 To Include Presentation Of 20th Annual DEMA Reaching Out Awards

7/14/2008:  Booking Inside The Block Has Its Benefits

7/8/2008:  DEMA Member Tax Alert Washington State Business and Occupation Tax

7/7/2008:  Learn New Ways To Grow Your Business During DEMA Sponsored Seminars At DEMA Show 2008

6/23/08:  DEMA Honors Clement Lee and Marty Snyderman with 20th Annual Reaching Out Awards
Presentations to be Made at DEMA Awards Party in Las Vegas, October 24, 2008

6/20/2008:  DEMA Presents Testimony Supporting National Marine Sanctuaries Act to US House of Representatives
Executive Director Tom Ingram Testifies in Washington, D.C. Before House Subcommittee

6/9/2008:  Registration and Housing Information for DEMA Show 2008 Now Available Online at

5/30/2008:  DEMA Show Listed As One of the 200 Largest Tradeshows in the U.S.
Year-Over-Year Growth in Exhibit Space and Exhibiting Companies Outpaces National Average
Top Venue Ranking of Las Vegas and Orlando Validates DEMA Show Rotation

5/12/2008:  Promotional Guide for DEMA's Be A Diver Customer Acquisition Campaign Now Available

5/2/2008:  Florida House and Senate Pass First Ships to Reefs Bill
New Legislation Paves Way for Increase in Scuba Diving Tourism

4/24/2008: Nominations being accepted for DEMA's 2008 Reaching Out Awards
Reaching Out Award Nomination Deadline is May 23, 2008

4/14/2008: DEMA BeADiver TV ad Campaign to Launch May 5th
Commerical will air 4,000 times reaching 14 Million Households and Achieving 5.7 Billion Impressions

3/31/2008: DEMA'S BeADiver Campaign Introduces
Website designed to help new diving customers find Professional Retail Dive centers

3/24/2008: Key Benchmark 2007 Announced:
Dema reports 2007 Open Water Diver Certification Census Data

3/17/2008: DEMA'S BE A DIVER print ad Campaign to Launch in May

3/10/2008: DEMA'S 2008 Board of Director's
Elects Officers and Forms Committees

3/03/2008: DEMA Designated a Focal Point Organization for the International Reef 2008
Will provideCalendar of Important Member Related Activities on

2/27/2008: DEMA Addresses Shark Bite Incident In Bahamas
Express Sympathy for Diver's Family; Encourages All Dive Operators to Adhere to Established Shark Diving Guidelines

2/25/2008: Don't Miss Out- Become A 2008 Member Today
Current Members Receive Direct Benefits and Free Tools for Be A Diver campaign

2/18/2008:  Retailer Signs Up 55 New Students at Be A Diver Pool Stop
$6,000 Taken in Tuition Deposits at The L.A. Times Travel & Adventure Show

2/11/2008:  Build the "Be A Diver" Buzz
Branded Merchandise Now For Sale at DEMA's Online Store

1/28/2008:  DEMA's Be A Diver Pool Gets Major Network Coverage in January
Major Network TV Coverage Exposes Scuba Diving to More Than 2.2 Million Viewers

1/17/2008:  DEMA Introduces 2008 Board of Directors

1/15/2008:  Growing the Industry and Providing Benefits to Members Head DEMA's Marketing Energies for 2008

1/8/2008:  Vote in DEMA's 2008 Board of Director's Election Before It's Too Late

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