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A Packed Week for MPMC at the PRI Show

The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) made the most of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis during December, gathering together some of the motorsports industry’s leading manufacturers. The day before the show officially opened, attendees had the opportunity to meet face to face with MPMC-member manufacturers for an education day packed with workshops on installations, new products, marketing, selling techniques and tips for running a successful high-performance business.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

A Packed Week for MPMC at the PRI Show

The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) made the most of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Indianapolis during December, gathering together some of the motorsports industry’s leading manufacturers.

Council Select Committee Nominations Now Open

Date: 
Apr 1 2014 12:00am - 5:00pm
Timezone: 
PDT
As a SEMA member, you have the opportunity to nominate yourself or another individual for a Select Committee seat on one of the Association’s councils or networks.

As a SEMA member, you have the opportunity to nominate yourself or another individual for a Select Committee seat on one of the Association’s councils or networks.

Webinar: Learn 10 New Ways to Better Your Product Development Process

Date: 
Mar 13 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Mike Spagnola, SEMA’s vice president of OEM and Product Development Programs will share tools for improving the product development process from concept to prototype at the March 13 webinar entitled “10 Ways to Better Product Development – The SEMA Garage Industry Innovations Center.” During his 40 years in the auto parts arena, Spagnola has held numerous positions spanning retail, distribution and manufacturing, uniquely positioning him to understand the issues that SEMA’s members face daily.
Presented by: Mike Spagnola

Mike Spagnola, SEMA’s vice president of OEM and Product Development Programs will share tools for improving the product development process from concept to prototype at the March 13 webinar entitled “10 Ways to Better Product Development – The SEMA Garage Industry Innovations Center.” During his 40 years in the auto parts arena, Spagnola has held numerous positions spanning retail, distribution and manufacturing, uniquely positioning him to understand the issues that SEMA’s members face daily.

Webinar: Fuel Your Sales with Better Product Data - An Introduction to the SEMA Data Co-op

Date: 
Apr 3 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Are you ready for the selling season? Would you like to boost your profits and expand your market reach? Standards compliant data is easily sharable data, and the time to start is now! Join the SEMA Education Institute (SEI) and the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) team and learn how the SDC program works through a presentation and a live demonstration of their system, then subscribe to the SDC to Sell More Parts!
Presented by: Jim Graven, SDC Director of Membership

Are you ready for the selling season? Would you like to boost your profits and expand your market reach? Standards compliant data is easily sharable data, and the time to start is now! Join the SEMA Education Institute (SEI) and the SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) team and learn how the SDC program works through a presentation and a live demonstration of their system, then subscribe to the SDC to Sell More Parts!

Learning Objectives

Webinar: 411 Customer Service: 8 Words that Can Kill the Deal

Date: 
Mar 18 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PST
Facility: 
Online
Information calls? Well not quite. But you will get Customer Service information you will be able to use immediately and forever. Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor, and a favorite SEMA conference speaker brings you the 8 Killer Words in JUST 20 MINUTES – don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for questions.

Presented by: Nancy Friedman, Telephone Doctor

Information calls? Well not quite. But you will get Customer Service information you will be able to use immediately and forever. Nancy Friedman, The Telephone Doctor, and a favorite SEMA conference speaker brings you the 8 Killer Words in JUST 20 MINUTES – don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for questions.

SEMA Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open

Date: 
Mar 21 2014 12:00am - 5:00pm
Timezone: 
PST
As a SEMA member, you have the opportunity to nominate an individual for the 2014 SEMA Hall of Fame.

As a SEMA member, you have the opportunity to nominate an individual for the 2014 SEMA Hall of Fame. The SEMA Hall of Fame Award has been established to honor outstanding persons in the automotive specialty-equipment industry whose creativity, dignity, integrity, industriousness, and accomplishments on a national basis have enhanced the stature of and significantly contributed to the industry's growth.

 

SEMA Town Hall Meetings: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Date: 
Apr 4 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Timezone: 
EDT
Facility: 
Coker Tire
City: 
Chattanooga
State: 
Tennessee
The SEMA Town Hall Meeting and Reception Tour is coming to Chattanooga, TN. Join us for an opportunity to network with the Board of Directors, local industry leaders, members and SEMA Staff. This is your chance to share the challenges and opportunities that your business is facing with your peers.

The SEMA Town Hall Meeting in Chattanooga, TN was a huge success with the appearance of U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and 100 members/non-members in attendance.  Members had the opportunity to discuss hot topics with Bob Corker while networking with industry leaders. Main topics covered during the panel discussion:

Webinar: Opportunities for Growth - Working With the Top Auto Manufacturers - Powered by PRO

Date: 
Feb 6 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
It is an interesting time in Automotive, opportunity is everywhere, but doing business in the direct supply chain for automotive remains a challenge.
Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) - SEMA Council

Council Networking Mixer

Date: 
Jan 23 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Embassy Suites Santa Ana – Orange County Airport North
City: 
Santa Ana
State: 
California
Those traveling to the MPMC Media Trade Conference* or working in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area are invited to a networking mixer on Thursday, January 23 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. SEMA's Young Executive Network (YEN), the SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN), and the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council will host the event in the lounge of the Embassy Suites Santa Ana - Orange County Airport North.
Those traveling to the MPMC Media Trade Conference* or working in the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area are invited to a networking mixer on Thursday, January 23 from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

MPMC General Membership Meeting

Date: 
Jan 20 2014 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North, La Jolla Room
City: 
Santa Ana
State: 
California
Join the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) for a general membership meeting on Monday, January 20, 2014 in Santa Ana, California.
Join the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) for a general membership meeting on Monday, January 20, 2014 in Santa Ana, California. One hundred MPMC members will already be on site for the Media Trade Conference, giving members the perfect opportunity to spend a couple of hours discussing the future of the council and brainstorming during an interactive goal-setting session.
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