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2 New Members Elected to SEMA Board of Directors

Results of the 2014 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with two new members joining the group.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 12, 2014

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

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

2 New Members Elected to SEMA Board of Directors
Greg Adler and Tim Martin to Be Sworn in at Summer Gala, While New SEMA Hall of Fame Members Are Honored

SEMA Garage Open House

Date: 
Jul 17 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
SEMA Garage and Innovations Center
City: 
Diamond Bar
State: 
California
Don't miss this opportunity to visit the recently completed SEMA Garage - Industry Innovations Center. Learn about the incredible new resources available to the industry, which will help companies get product to market faster. Join other industry friends for good food, networking and tours of the SEMA Garage facilities.

Introducing the newest SEMA Member Manufacturer benefit, the SEMA Garage. Your one-stop, state-of-the-art product development shop with a clubhouse atmosphere housed in a multi-facility industry innovations center. 

SEMA Data Co-op Launches New Management Tools

The SEMA Data Co-op (SDC) enhanced its product data management tools to make it easier and faster for auto accessory suppliers to process their files. The new tools, which were introduced last month, will reduce the time it takes to load and validate large files from days to hours.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2014

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

SEMA Data Co-op Launches New Management Tools
--Streamlined process reduces loading time from days to hours--

SEMA Garage Photo Cove Open for Business

The photo cove in the SEMA Garage-Industry Innovations Center opened for business last month, as celebrity builders Pete Chapouris and Jimmy Shine of So-Cal Speed Shop utilized the studio to photograph a celebrated project car they are building for rock guitarist Billy Gibbons.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2014

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

Editor's Note: A high-res image is available at www.sema.org/files/attachments/media-sema-garage-cove.jpg.

 

SEMA GARAGE PHOTO COVE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

-- Other resources in the SEMA Garage include dyno and emissions testing, and 3D scanning --

Webinar: Getting Media Coverage at the SEMA Show

Date: 
Jun 12 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
Veteran reporter Larry Edsall will offers tips on how to effectively work with media, during the SEMA webinar on June 12, 2014, at 10:00 am (Pacific Time).
Veteran reporter Larry Edsall will offers tips on how to effectively work with media, during the SEMA webinar on June 12, 2014, at 10:00 am (Pacific Time).

As a freelance contributor to automotive and lifestyle publications, including the Detroit News’ “Drive” section and the New York Times’ “Wheels” section, Edsall will outline how he makes his plans for the SEMA Show, explain what catches his eyes, and offer real-life examples of things that exhibitors should and shouldn’t do.

SEMA Hall of Fame Names Four New Members

Nile Cornelison, Jim Cozzie, John Menzler and Fred Offenhauser will receive the industry's highest honor and be inducted into the SEMA Hall of Fame-an elite group of leaders who shaped and inspired the $31 billion automotive specialty-equipment market.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(May 15, 2014)

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

 

SEMA Hall of Fame Names Four New Members
-- 2014 Inductees Include Nile Cornelison, Jim Cozzie, John Menzler, Fred Offenhauser -

SEMA Sends Out Board of Directors Elections Materials

Election materials for this year's SEMA Board of Directors election have been emailed to the primary contacts at all eligible SEMA-member companies. The voting period is May 14-June 10, 2014.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 14, 2014

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

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

 

SEMA Sends Out Board of Directors Elections Materials

-- Online voting takes place May 14-June 10, includes four open seats --

Former Hot Rod Publisher Ira Gabriel Named SEMA VP, Marketing

Industry veteran Ira Gabriel has joined the SEMA executive team as VP of Marketing. The former publisher of Hot Rod Magazine will work from SEMA's headquarters in Diamond Bar, CA, where he will oversee strategic marketing initiatives for programs such as the SEMA Garage, SEMA Data Co-op, and the world-famous SEMA Show.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2014

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

 

FORMER HOT ROD PUBLISHER IRA GABRIEL NAMED SEMA VP, MARKETING

Webinar: Are You Missing Out? Introduction to the R&D Tax Credit

Date: 
May 13 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to the R&D Tax Credit (aka Manufacturer's Tax Credit). Along with a brief history of the credit, the session will inform participants about what qualifies as R&D in the eyes of the IRS, how to capture the costs associated with R&D efforts, an overview of the potential risks and rewards involved, several examples of actual cases, and finally how all of this could apply to many of SEMA's members.
This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to the R&D Tax Credit (aka Manufacturer's Tax Credit). Along with a brief history of the credit, the session will inform participants about what qualifies as R&D in the eyes of the IRS, how to capture the costs associated with R&D efforts, an overview of the potential risks and rewards involved, several examples of actual cases, and finally how all of this could apply to many of SEMA's members.

Key Learning Objectives:

Webinar: OSHA Enforcement Trends & Managing Inspections

Date: 
May 8 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
OSHA has increased enforcement to levels never seen before, from huge increases in the numbers of inspections and citations characterized as "willful" or "repeat" to more criminal referrals.

OSHA has increased enforcement to levels never seen before, from huge increases in the numbers of inspections and citations characterized as "willful" or "repeat" to more criminal referrals. These increased enforcement initiatives are especially targeted on automotive supply manufacturers in the Southeast with the potential to expand to other manufacturers across the country.

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