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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.

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

Recognition and an Eminent Partnership

SEMA Member News—January/February 2014

Recognition and an Eminent Partnership

 

The premier award at the 2013 WTC reception was the induction into the WTC Hall of Fame of Corky Coker of Coker Tire. Coker has been heavily involved in the leadership of SEMA, serving 12 years on its board of directors and a term as the Board’s chairman.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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