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SEMA Data Co-op Announces Membership Milestone

The SEMA Data Co-op is now helping more than 600 automotive specialty equipment Suppliers and re-sellers around the world standardize and manage their parts data to improve efficiency and increase sales, a 300 percent increase from August last year. The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) is the trade organization representing the $31 billion automotive aftermarket industry.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2014

Contact: Della Domingo 
909-978-6723 
dellad@sema.org

Editor's Note: An image is available. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org

 

SEMA Data Co-op Announces Membership Milestone

--Now 600 members strong and growing-

Scholarship Available to Ohio Tech Students

Students at Ohio Technical College (OTC) may be able to win a scholarship for a one-year tuition, valued at up to $29,400. The scholarship is part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship Fund (SMSF), which encourages and supports those pursuing careers in the automotive aftermarket.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2014

Contact: Della Domingo 
909-978-6723
dellad@sema.org

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO OHIO TECH STUDENTS

-- Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Offers One-Year Tuition Scholarship to OTC Student -

SEMA to Host Product Development Webinar

SEMA will host a webinar detailing the product development process, titled “10 Ways to Better Product Development.” This webinar will share recommendations on improving the product development process from beginning to end.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 06, 2014

Contact: Della Domingo 
909-978-6723 
dellad@sema.org 

Editor's Note: An image is available. Please contact Monika Earle at monikae@sema.org 

 

SEMA TO HOST PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR

--Tools Available To SEMA Members Will Be Highlighted -- 

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

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:

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