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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 -- 

YEN Fellowship Participants Reflect on Their Experiences

The SEMA Show Young Executives Network (YEN) Fellowship is a benefit available to SEMA-member company employees under the age of 40. In particular, the fellowship program demonstrates SEMA’s commitment to recognizing and developing talent among the next generation of specialty-equipment professionals. Fellowship participants are given the chance to attend the SEMA Show with travel expenses paid and receive hands-on experience by participating in a variety of events geared toward developing business skills and expanding professional networks.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014  

YEN Fellowship Participants Reflect on Their Experiences

 

Ten YEN members attended the 2013 SEMA Show as a part of the network’s fellowship program.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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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.

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.

 

YEN Networking Event at the Street Machine and Muscle Car Nationals

Date: 
Mar 22 2014 9:00am - Mar 23 2014 4:00pm
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Fairplex
City: 
Pomona
State: 
California
SEMA's Young Executives Network (YEN) invites you to be part of a brand new Southern California automotive event. The Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals will feature a collection of high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines for a weekend of festivities focused on vintage vehicles.

SEMA's Young Executives Network (YEN) invites you to be part of a brand new Southern California automotive event. The Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals will feature a collection of high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars and street machines for a weekend of festivities focused on vintage vehicles.

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:

Fresh Faces, Fresh Ideas

What’s Driving the Industry’s Young Entrepreneurs?A lot has been said and written lately about the “aging” of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Built over roughly six decades by hands-on parts and hardcore speed and performance innovators, the automotive aftermarket is now an industry topping $30 billion. However, questions currently abound over whether it will continue to attract younger enthusiasts—not only as consumers but as entrepreneurs.

SEMA News—February 2014

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