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SBN Recognizes Contributions to Women

Each year, the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) recognizes top individuals for their contributions to women in industry. The organization honored the winners of these awards at the 2012 SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast Powered by SBN on November 1, 2012, at the Las Vegas Hotel during the SEMA Show. The honorees for 2012 included Ford Motor Company, winner of the Athena Award; Doug Evans of Source Interlink Media, winner of the Mentor of the Year Award; and Lauren Fix of Classic Tube/Automotive Aspects, winner of the Woman of the Year Award.

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

  (from left) 2011 award winner Jody Devere; Karen Gietzen-Stewart; SBN Chairman Marla Moore and SEMA Senior Manager of Councils Bryan Harrison.

Join SEMA, Satisfaction Guaranteed!

Typically more than 200 businesses join the association during the SEMA Show. Special Show incentives and discounts make SEMA membership a no-brainer for many companies. But even though the SEMA Show and the deadline for Show-only incentives to join have passed, SEMA wants to extend the SEMA Show satisfaction guaranteed offer to you. Join SEMA today, and if you are not completely satisfied with your membership, simply let us know within three months and SEMA will refund your membership dues in full.*

   
   
SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

Join SEMA, Satisfaction Guaranteed!

 

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Poolside With the WTC at the SEMA Show

Leaders in the wheel and tire industry met poolside at the Renaissance Hotel for their annual reception and networking mixer during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) Select Committee, adorned in Hawaiian shirts, greeted guests with leis and invited them to enjoy libations, hors d’oeuvres and the company of their peers. The evening also served to honor the 2012 WTC Hall of Fame inductee. The SEMA WTC Hall of Fame was founded to honor and recognize those outstanding individuals in the wheel and tire industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness and accomplishments on a national basis have enhanced the status of the industry while significantly contributing to its growth, progress and professionalism.

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

Poolside With the WTC at the SEMA Show

Leaders in the wheel and tire industry met poolside at the Renaissance Hotel for their annual reception and networking mixer during the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) Select Committee, adorned in Hawaiian shirts, greeted guests with leis and invited them to enjoy libations, hors d’oeuvres and the company of their peers.

Marketing for Small Business, Part III

We discussed the importance of attending consumer-based shows and events in the May/June 2012 issue of SEMA Member News and inexpensive ways to promote a business on the web in the November/December 2012 issue. In this third installment, we’ll discuss the need or lack of need for print material for a small business.

SEMA Member News—January/February 2013

Marketing for Small Business, Part III

Print Material

By Regis Finn

PRO Reception, All-New Interactive PRO Garage to Take Center Stage in Las Vegas

Planning to attend the 2012 edition of the SEMA Show? As in years past, Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) members can expect to find a number of activities of particular interest. So grab your Blackberry or iPhone and mark your calendar.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012

PRO Reception, All-New Interactive PRO Garage to Take Center Stage in Las Vegas

By Ellen McKoy

 


Industry colleagues networked during PRO’s 2011 Novemberfest reception. The opportunity to spend time with peers is one of the best advantages of attending the reception. 

Committed to Delivering Value

Sunday, October 28, 2012, marks the unofficial start of the 2012 SEMA Show, and the Manufacturers’ Rep Council (MRC) will be ready to go. As in years past, MRC will be hosting an educational session and awards recognition Sunday afternoon from 3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. in Ballroom D of the Las Vegas Hotel (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). The Rep Conference, as it had come to be known, has been given a makeover and is now called the Rep Technology Roundtable.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012 

Committed to Delivering Value

 


Manufacturers representatives will have the opportunity to discuss issues critical to the industry in a closed, private forum during the Rep Technology Roundtable.

MPMC Hall of Fame, Class of 2012

In 1994, a small group of original SEMA-member manufacturing companies formed the World Motorsports Society. Their goal was to refocus collective efforts specifically on issues facing motorsports parts manufacturers. Chuck Blum, then president of SEMA, quickly recognized the potential of a segment-focused group and brought it under the SEMA banner as the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) in 1995.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012

MPMC Hall of Fame, Class of 2012

Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) - SEMA CouncilIn 1994, a small group of original SEMA-member manufacturing companies formed the World Motorsports Society. Their goal was to refocus collective efforts specifically on issues facing motorsports parts manufacturers.

From Stock to Show With LTAA

A new element was added to this year’s Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) New Product Showcase in the form of a vehicle buildup. Dubbed “Stock Jeep to Show Jeep,” the event featured a mountain of LTAA member company products being installed on a ’12 Jeep Rubicon in front of a live audience during the Carlisle Truck Nationals in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The Truck Nationals, which took place on August 3–5, is one of the largest light-truck enthusiast gatherings in the country.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012 

From Stock to Show With LTAA

 

Thanks to our Sponsors

LTAA thanks the following manufacturers for participating in the Stock Jeep to Show Jeep event:

Hot Rodder’s Guide to the SEMA Show

Hot Rod Alley in the Central Hall One of the SEMA Show’s premier sections, Hot Rod Alley spotlights the craftsmanship and creations of a market that many consider the cornerstone of the specialty-equipment industry. Located in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Hot Rod Alley showcases some of the industry’s brightest manufacturers displaying their latest innovations and products alongside top-notch show vehicles. Attendees will also find great examples throughout Hot Rod Alley that showcase the history of hot rodding.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012

Hot Rodder’s Guide to the SEMA Show

 

 

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013 is still several months away, but there may be no better time to remind everyone in the restoration and other automotive specialty-equipment segments of this important celebration. In this issue of SEMA Member News, two Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) members explain in their own words how they use Collector Car Appreciation Day to not only celebrate with other enthusiasts, but also educate the non-enthusiast public about the importance of preserving our automotive heritage.

SEMA Member News—November/December 2012 

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2013

It’s Not Too Early to Begin Preparations!

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