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New Features in Store for the 2014 Hot Product Showcase—Register Your Products Now

The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) Hot Product Showcase will take place April 24–26, once again at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral & Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This event is an opportunity for ARMO members to display one or more products in front of one of the single largest gatherings of automotive restoration enthusiasts in the world.In addition to the products being placed on display in the Hot Products tent, a professional photographer will shoot each one. The photos will be available to the manufacturers and will also be used in a slideshow at the...
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

New Features in Store for the 2014 Hot Product Showcase—Register Your Products Now

 

The ARMO Hot Products Showcase will take place April 24–26 at the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet, Corral & Auction in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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10 Benefits of Starting an Intern Program

You’ve mulled it over with management. It’s consistently on the agenda at meetings. And you know that even—especially—small- and medium-sized companies are already reaping huge rewards. In fact, you’ve been contemplating creating a program for months—even years.But you’ve yet to actually take the next step and start an internship program at your organization.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

10 Benefits of Starting an Intern Program

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YEN Fellowship Participants Reflect on Their Experiences

The SEMA Show Young Executives Network (YEN) Fellowship is a benefit available to SEMA-member company employees under the age of 40. In particular, the fellowship program demonstrates SEMA’s commitment to recognizing and developing talent among the next generation of specialty-equipment professionals. Fellowship participants are given the chance to attend the SEMA Show with travel expenses paid and receive hands-on experience by participating in a variety of events geared toward developing business skills and expanding professional networks.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014  

YEN Fellowship Participants Reflect on Their Experiences

 

Ten YEN members attended the 2013 SEMA Show as a part of the network’s fellowship program.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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Getting Involved With SBN: From MRP to Select Committee

By Christina KwanHeading into the 2013 SEMA Show, the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) re-evaluated its core mission statement, and it now reflects the group’s proactive and ongoing advocacy for women in the aftermarket industry. SBN’s mission is to provide networking, education and recognition opportunities for professional women in the automotive specialty-equipment industry that will enhance their careers and positively impact the growth of the entire automotive aftermarket.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

Getting Involved With SBN: From MRP to Select Committee

By Christina Kwan

Five Reasons Why It Pays to Be aSEMA-Member Retailer

Supporting the association that represents the automotive specialty-equipment market is reason enough to join SEMA, but there are many additional reasons. Some are especially helpful to the retail segment, but wading through all the benefits SEMA offers can be overwhelming at times. For those who are wondering about the value, here are the top five reasons it pays for retailers to join the association.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

Five Reasons Why It Pays to Be a SEMA-Member Retailer

 

Supporting the association that represents the automotive specialty-equipment market is reason enough to join SEMA, but there are many additional reasons.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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Recognition and an Eminent Partnership

SEMA Member News—January/February 2014

Recognition and an Eminent Partnership

 

The premier award at the 2013 WTC reception was the induction into the WTC Hall of Fame of Corky Coker of Coker Tire. Coker has been heavily involved in the leadership of SEMA, serving 12 years on its board of directors and a term as the Board’s chairman.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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PRO Announces Awards

The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) announced the recipients of four prestigious awards at its PRO Night Club event, held in the Oasis Lounge at the Las Vegas Hotel on November 5. The PRO Night Club was a break from the traditional industry reception and provided guests with a premier networking opportunity with a new format in a new, fun space.
SEMA Member News—January/February 2014

PRO Announces Awards

 

3M was named 2013 PRO Manufacturer of the Year. Greg Piserchia (center) accepted the award from Chair-Elect Scott Wolin (left) and Chair Jeff Fink.

“Business Guidelines Manual” Offers MPMC Members an Inside Scoop

The mission of the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) has always been to provide meaningful solutions to industry-specific issues and challenges. Within that context, MPMC directs its efforts toward providing its members with a forum in which to address industry-related issues, develop programs designed to meet the special needs of performance-parts manufacturers and offer new business and networking opportunities.
SEMA Member News—January/February 2014  

“Business Guidelines Manual” Offers MPMC Members an Inside Scoop

 

 The “Business Guidelines Manual” was written, produced and designed specifically for performance-product manufacturers.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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Student Program Takes Center Stage at 2013 SEMA Show

How do you get young people excited about the automotive specialty-equipment industry? The answer is easy: by allowing them to experience the SEMA Show! The 2013 SEMA Show student program brought record participation, with more than 400 students attending from approximately 45 colleges and institutions across North America. The program’s goals are simple: first, to expose the next generation to the opportunities available in the automotive aftermarket; second, to build bridges between educational partners and SEMA; and finally, to allow the students a once-in-a-lifetime experience to connect with industry leaders and influencers.
SEMA Member News—January/February 2014

Student Program Takes Center Stage at 2013 SEMA Show

How do you get young people excited about the automotive specialty-equipment industry? The answer is easy: by allowing them to experience the SEMA Show!

LTAA Industry Awards Reception andFall Nationals

The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) industry awards reception is the premier networking opportunity for those employed and active in the light-truck accessories market. The 2013 event was held November 6 in the Garden Patio North of the Las Vegas Hotel in conjunction with the SEMA Show. In addition to the presentation of LTAA’s industry awards, the evening was highlighted by the annual LTAA Fall Nationals Pinewood Drag Races benefitting the SEMA Cares charities.
SEMA Member News—January/February 2014

LTAA Industry Awards Reception andFall Nationals

The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) industry awards reception is the premier networking opportunity for those employed and active in the light-truck accessories market. The 2013 event was held November 6 in the Garden Patio North of the Las Vegas Hotel in conjunction with the SEMA Show.

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