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In addition to sponsoring the event that will feature a unique series of runway events each night, Schomp Automotive is hosting a Facebook contest that will grant each of four winners with four passes to attend.
DENVER, CO ? October 4, 2011: Schomp Automotive (www.RalphSchomp.org) is excited to once again sponsor Denver Fashion Weekend, a spectacular three-day event that includes runway presentations of Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion and hair trends. In addition to their sponsorship, Schomp Automotive is giving four lucky winners the opportunity to attend this fashion extravaganza by giving them four passes to attend.
Schomp Honda, Schomp BMW, and Schomp MINI Facebook fans are eligible to win the passes based on a random drawing. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 12th.
Denver Fashion Weekend will be held at Exdo Event Center on Thursday, October 13th ? Saturday, October 15th, and will be hosted by Channel 2 and FOX 31's Chris Parente. This is the second Fashion Weekend event sponsored by Schomp Automotive this year.
Per 303 Magazine's News Release:
"Renowned runway producer, Autumn Binion (Au79 Productions), will execute the opening night (Thursday) and Annual Hair Show (Saturday) presentations ? rivaling the catwalks of international fashion houses. Binion has produced fashion shows in New York City and Los Angeles for A-list designers including Baby Phat, Jeremy Scott, Heatherette, Mara Hoffman, Nicholi by Nicky Hilton, Sass & Bide, Peter Som, and Cynthia Vincent, to name a few. Award-winning, celebrity make-up artist and 303 Magazine beauty editor, Katelyn Simkins, will produce the secondnight runway presentation (Friday). From natural to outlandish, Simkins prides herself on creating a cutting edge look to flatter each unique face she works with. Her prestigious client list includes Charlie Price, NIKE, Universal Studios, AnnaSophia Robb, Martin Sheen, Aaron Ekhart, Brendan Fraser, Emilio Estevez, Dennis Quaid, The Flobots, Hugh Dancy, John Cameron Mitchell, Seann William Scott, and Taylor Lautner."
About Schomp Automotive:
Founded by automotive pioneer Roy Weaver, Schomp Automotive has established itself as one of the top family-owned and operated dealership groups in the Denver area. Schomp Automotive's main focus is to build strong relationships with each of their customers and always ensure honesty, integrity and ethics are at the backbone of their company. President Lisa Schomp and General Manager Aaron Wallace are big supporters of the community, having raised almost $270,000 for the Children's Hospital in Colorado.
Lisa Schomp, a third-generation car dealer and owner-president of Ralph Schomp Automotive in Littleton, has been named one of the "100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry" by Automotive News.
"My grandfather was a car dealer, and my father was also in the business," Schomp tells Automotive News. "I came from a family of six girls and didn't see any girls in the business. I thought, 'Why can't girls do this, too?'"
It's the trade journal's first in-depth look at women leaders in the auto industry since 2005.
Most of the 100 women on the list work for automakers; Schomp is one of 13 on the retail side.
The report says that both the recession and the lure of jobs in other fields are thinning the ranks of women in the business.
In interviews, several of the 100 women featured by Automotive News tell of how they had a tough time breaking into a male-dominated business - and Schomp is no exception.
"When I was 21, I was a greeter and brought coffee and donuts to customers at my father's Oldsmobile store," Schomp, 58, said in the interview. "When I told my father I wanted to be a dealer, he said I would have to start from the bottom. But if I was his son, I might have started in the sales or service department."
She also tells of being just the second woman to attend what was then called the "General Motors' Dealers' Son School" in Flint, Mich.
"It was a six-month program, and there were about 220 of us in the class," she recalls. "When I entered the classroom, the instructor looked at me and said the warranty clerk's class was down the hall. I told him I was not there for the warranty clerk's class, and he asked, 'What do you need, honey?' I said, 'I'm here to be a dealer - what are you doing here?'"
Automotive News will host a reception honoring the 100 women on its list Sept. 21 in Detroit.