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SEMA Town Hall Meetings: Kansas City, Missouri

Date: 
Jun 4 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Timezone: 
CDT
Facility: 
Weld Racing LLC
City: 
Kansas City
State: 
Missouri
The SEMA Town Hall Meeting and Reception Tour is coming to Kansas City, Missouri. 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 Kansas City, Missouri was a huge success with 115 members and non-members in attendance. Members had the opportunity to discuss hot topics with our panel while networking with industry leaders. Main topics covered during the panel discussion:

Data Management Made Easy with the SDC

Confused about how to get started managing your product data? Even businesses that have no prior experience with product data can be up and running quickly with the SEMA Data Co-op's (SDC) powerful online tools and live Help Desk support. Businesses can learn how to get started and see a live demonstration of the SDC system from Director of Membership Jim Graven by attending the SEMA webinar taking place April 3, 2014. The session will explain how businesses like yours can benefit from the SDC, which is already helping more than 600 suppliers and re-sellers manage their parts data, improve efficiencies and increase sales.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2014

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

Data Management Made Easy with the SDC

Candidates for SEMA Board of Directors Announced

The following slate of candidates are vying for a seat on the SEMA Board of Directors.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2014

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

Candidates for SEMA Board of Directors Announced


DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 20, 2014) - The following slate of candidates are vying for a seat on the SEMA Board of Directors.

Manufacturers Category (One open seat available)

New Report Examines Powersports Accessories Market

A new report focused on the accessorization of utility task vehicles (UTVs, also known as side-by-sides) reveals that approximately 670,000 UTV models were sold in the United States in 2010-2012. Released by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the 62-page report provides auto accessory businesses with an understanding of the needs and purchase habits of UTV owners and aids in their marketing, sales and product development efforts.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2014

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

 

New Report Examines Powersports Accessories Market
-- Businesses Gain Insight to Succeed in Growing Market --

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 -- 

Engaging the Customer in a Media-Saturated World

The term “engaging the customer” has been diluted with attention, but it’s more than a buzzword or concept; it’s the most important activity in a business. The definition of engage is “to bind by a promise.” Real engagement is about commitments and obligations. Interesting that Webster’s Dictionary defines engagement as “an arrangement to go somewhere”—to go somewhere like a business, a service outlet or a place to buy products.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

Engaging the Customer in a Media-Saturated World

By Wayne Williams

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.

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