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 Chip Foose sketching at an event hosted by Carlson Body Shop Supply. Capital One Spark Business will host Foose for a special session during the SEMA Show where he will share his insights on small business.

McLean, Virginia -- October 17, 2016 -- Capital One Spark Business has announced it will host Chip Foose for a special event at the 2016 SEMA Show, taking place November 1 to 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. During the event, Foose will discuss growing a business, finding and leveraging resources to drive success, and lessons he learned along the way

“Starting a business in the automotive world is tough and having it succeed is even harder” said Foose, owner of Foose Design. “I know first-hand how dedicated Capital One is to helping small businesses succeed, and look forward to partnering with them on a number of exciting events at SEMA.”

Capital One Spark Business has also recently announced a new partnership with The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) and will serve as a sponsor for SCRS' Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at SEMA this year.

“A Business Fueled by Passion – Talking Shop with Chip Foose” takes place Tuesday, November 1 from 3 to  5 p.m. in the North Hall Upper Level, Room N258. Foose will be joined onstage by Buck Stinson, Head of Small Business Credit Card at Capital One.

You can pre-register for the event at this link. Tickets are first-come, first-served and must be picked up in person on November 1, 2016, at the SCRS booth at the SEMA Show, located in the North Hall, Booth #11173. Only the first 150 pre-registered attendees to visit the booth will receive a ticket. Showing up as early as possible is recommended.

The panel will also be live-streamed via Periscope. You can follow @CapitalOne on Periscope to learn from Foose first-hand about creative ways to maximize business potential and to accelerate growth.

“We’re passionate about helping small businesses succeed, and see a real opportunity for business owners in the automotive repair industry to benefit from our industry leading suite of Spark Business credit cards that offer industry leading rewards and benefits. With unlimited 2 percent cash back on every purchase, you could be putting thousands of dollars back into your business each year,” said Stinson. “SCRS is a natural partner that we align with on delivering tools and resources that accelerate business growth. We’re thrilled to work with SCRS and Mr. Foose to support and empower business owners in the automotive space.”

Foose will also produce a custom car sketch inspired by attendees’ ideas on what drives automotive repair businesses. The sketch will take place at the Capital One Spark Business booth (Booth #30318) on Wednesday, November 2 at 10:30a.m. Printed copies of the sketch will be available for Foose to sign on Friday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

“We are very excited for Capital One Spark Business to join as a corporate member of SCRS and to partner with them on a number of incredible events during SEMA,” said Aaron Schulenburg, Executive Director of SCRS. “The financial expertise, insights and products that they bring to the table is a great benefit for SCRS members, and opens the doors for unique collaboration to benefit the industry. We are thrilled that they have also sponsored our Repairer Driven education series at the show, and proud to have such recognizable and respected brands as a part of the education platform we deliver.”


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