Auto Shows to Spark Consumer Interest in Ohio Automobile Industry

Auto Shows to be held in Toledo, Dayton and Columbus to Showcase New Vehicles and Highlight Impact of Industry on Ohio’s Economy

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Our annual auto shows are a testament to the important role our industry plays in Ohio and provide a unique opportunity for consumers to get a glimpse of the new models that will be in showrooms throughout 2013.

Toledo, OH (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

The Ohio Automobile Dealers Association will manage three auto shows during February and March in Toledo, Dayton and Columbus to showcase new vehicles and trends shaping the industry that has a major impact on the Ohio economy.

Each show will feature exhibits from local automobile dealers and manufacturers, as well as displays of new makes and models, for consumers and car enthusiasts. Major automakers also will highlight innovations ranging from digital car features and automobile safety advancements to the latest in hybrid and electric vehicles.

“The auto industry has a tremendous impact on our state in terms of manufacturing, dealerships and the ancillary jobs that are created as a result of these economic activities,” said Marie Gilman, Auto Show Manager of the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, based in Dublin, Ohio. “Our annual auto shows are a testament to the important role our industry plays in Ohio and provide a unique opportunity for consumers to get a glimpse of the new models that will be in showrooms throughout 2013.”
More than 800,000 jobs in Ohio – nearly one of every eight jobs – are tied to the auto industry, ranging from Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Honda manufacturing plants and numerous suppliers to dealerships statewide representing all auto manufacturer brands. In all, more than 50,000 Ohioans are employed by auto dealerships.

The Greater Toledo Area Auto Show will be Thursday, February 7, through Sunday, February 10, at the SeaGate Convention Centre in Toledo, Ohio. It will feature contests for attendees and other activities. For more information about the show hours, schedule of events, directions and parking, visit http://www.toledoautoshow.org/. For updates also visit the Greater Toledo Area Auto Show's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GreaterToledoAutoShow and their Twitter feed @Toledoautoshow.

The Dayton Auto Show will be held Thursday, February 21, through Sunday, February 24, at the Dayton Convention Center. Along with exhibits from local automobile dealers, the show will feature attendee contests. Admission is $7 per person; children 12 and under receive admission when accompanied by an adult. For more information about the show hours, schedule of events, directions and parking, visit http://www.daytonautoshow.com/. For updates visit the Dayton Auto Show Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Daytonautoshow and their Twitter feed @Daytonautoshow.

The Columbus International Auto Show will be held Thursday, March 14, through Sunday, March 17, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This show will display exhibits from 38 automobile manufacturers, the largest number of any of the auto shows. Contests for the attendees, as well as activities for the younger car enthusiasts, will be featured at this show. Admission is $8 per person; children 12 and under receive admission when accompanied by an adult. For more information about the show hours, schedule of events, directions and parking, visit http://www.columbusautoshow.com/. For updates also visit the Columbus International Auto Show Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Columbusinternationalautoshow and their Twitter feed @Cbusautoshow.

About the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association
OADA is a political, economic and educational association created for Ohio dealers, by Ohio dealers, and is managed by Ohio dealers. As an association for Ohio dealers, the focus is on increasing the value of automotive dealerships throughout the state. Regardless of dealership size or locale, the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association strives to enhance and support dealers to be the strongest dealers in the nation. For more information, visit http://www.oada.com.


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