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    Oct 30 2014
    SEMA’s Young Executive Network (YEN) will host a live chat with Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula Drift Holdings LLC, October 24, at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).
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    Oct 30 2014
    The 2014 SEMA Show will feature the hottest vehicles in the world, outfitted with specialty-equipment tech and products that supply the enhanced performance, style and control that enthusiasts crave.
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    Oct 30 2014
    Are you hunting for a new job? The “Positions Available” section in the SEMA Member Classifieds lists more than 50 job openings around the country.
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    Oct 30 2014
    On Wednesday, November 5, Seth Mattison, founder and chief movement officer of FutureSight Labs, will lead SEMA's Keynote & Coffee session entitled, “The Future of Work Today: Insights From the New World of Work.”
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    Oct 30 2014
    The 2014 SEMA Show kicks off in five days. Here are key exhibitor deadlines that are about to pass or are fast approaching.
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    Oct 30 2014
    Several artists from the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) will display their best automotive artwork at the 2014 SEMA Show Art Walk, Tuesday, November 4, through Friday, November 7.
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    Oct 30 2014


    YEN Member Insight – Michael Chapin and Eric Coomer, RxSpeed.comAt the 2012 SEMA Show Awards Banquet, Michael Chapin and Eric Coomer sat down for dinner at the YEN member table. Focused on their respective ventures, the two like-minded gasoline junkies stayed in contact for another year and found several more overlapping likes and interests. Fast forward to 2014, when an opportunity arose to collaborate in a new business launch—RxSpeed.com—a search engine for aftermarket parts.

    What kind of SEMA resources have you found to be valuable?

    Chapin: Besides the obvious fact that we met while networking with YEN, Eric and I use SEMA’s market reports and resources to convey to the outside world the scale and dynamic of this marketplace. For most non-car people, it’s an industry that hides in plain sight. Few expect to hear that 24 million Americans spend $33 billion annually. The market segmentation reports draw clear lines in the sand to help people understand who buys parts for necessity and who buys them for fun.

    Coomer: The background and education SEMA provides on the industry’s data revolution, and more specifically the SEMA Data Co-op, have by far been the most helpful in educating myself and others about the need for standardized product data. It wasn’t very long ago that every small business was told they needed a website in order to survive, and now in 2014, getting your products seen and sold online carries that same message. Clear business communication doesn’t end with conversation, but continues with every file and piece of data you exchange.

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    Oct 30 2014
    SEMA Showgoers will have a unique opportunity to meet leading off-road and desert race drivers as they gather and sign autographs at the SCORE Baja 1000 Experience located outside of South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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    Oct 30 2014
    Journalists and SEMA Showgoers are invited to attend the SCORE Press Conference and Baja 1000 Qualifying Event, taking place during the 2014 SEMA Show.
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    Oct 30 2014
    This year, the sixth-annual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge championships are split into a dual-championship format in which teams will compete at both the 2014 SEMA Show (November 4–7, in Las Vegas) and the PRI Show (December 11–13, in Indianapolis).