SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 38, September 24, 2009

SEMA Council & Committee News: PRO Plans Inaugural Reception at SEMA Show


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Inaugural PRO Reception at 2009 SEMA Show

 

PRO invites all industry professionals to attend its first Novemberfest reception to meet and network with OEM restylers, manufacturers, industry media and others on Tuesday, November 3, 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m., in the Las Vegas Hilton Ballroom D.

“This is the first-ever PRO reception in Las Vegas and we’re determined to set the bar high and host an event our members and other industry guests will find beneficial,” said PRO Council Chairman Karl Stearns. “The restyling industry is strong right now and there are many exciting opportunities, so we encourage everyone to make plans to attend Novemberfest.”

Attendees need not be members of PRO or SEMA to be a part of this inaugural event, but SEMA representatives will be present for those interested in joining onsite. SEMA membership offers benefits such as additional networking events, education regarding new resources, sales ideas and techniques, and valuable industry insight.

PRO will host an open bar and hors d’oeuvres thanks to donations from event sponsors Advantage Truck Accessories, Insignia Group, Restyler’s Choice, Katzkin, ICI and Classic Design Concepts. All attendees will receive commemorative t-shirts from Eagle Enterprises.

The council will also honor leading restyling companies and individuals at Novemberfest, including winners of the following awards: PRO Restyler of the Year sponsored by Insignia Group, PRO Manufacturer of the Year sponsored by Grote Lighting, the Jim Borre Lifetime Achievement Award and the Nat Danas Person of the Year Award sponsored by Truck and Auto Customizing magazine.

Also of interest to companies in the restyling industry is the PRO Open Meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2009, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center meeting room N219. The Professional Restylers Organization is dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the restyling segment of the automotive aftermarket and to developing effective strategies for dealing with industry-specific issues.

 

PRO Seeks Award Nominations
PRO will close nominations for the following awards on this coming Monday, September 28, 2009:
  • Restyler of the Year, sponsored by Insignia Group
  • Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by Grote Lighting
  • Nat Danas Person of the Year, sponsored by Truck and Auto Customizing Magazine
  • Jim Borre Lifetime Achievement Award
Award nomination forms are available at www.sema.org/pro.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to nominate a deserving individual for one of these prestigious awards. Deadline is Monday, September 28.

Jim Borre Award Sponsorship still available
Interested in getting your company name in front of the largest gathering of Restyling representatives at the Show? How about sponsoring the PRO Jim Borre Lifetime Achievement Award? For details contact Jim Skelly at SEMA, 909/396-0289 ext 103 or at jimsk@sema.org.

PRO Closed Select Committee Meeting
 
3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.
 
PRO Industry Reception
 
5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.
 
PRO General Membership Meeting
 
7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
 
PRO Column in SEMA Member News
 
Read PRO's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
 
For information about PRO, contact Jim Skelly.


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Valuable Seminar Available Online

If you missed the ARMO-sponsored seminar, "10 Things You Can Do to Your Website Today to Improve Your Results Tomorrow,” at the Hot Rod & Restoration Trade Show, you can view the presentation online.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The largest gathering of ARMO-member companies happens each year during the SEMA Show. This year, the ARMO Reception is Tuesday, November 3, from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., at the Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom C. Sponsorship opportunities include prominent logo placement, premium seating, and complimentary drink tickets. They range in price from $500 to $5,000. Check out the form for additional details.

ARMO Industry Awards Reception


5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

ARMO Open Council Meeting


7:15 a.m.9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

ARMO Roundtable

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Column in SEMA Member News

Read ARMO's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.

For more information about ARMO, contact Jan Desma.

 




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HRIA Industry Awards Reception

 

5:15 p.m.8:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

HRIA Closed Select Committee Meeting

 

7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

HRIA Column in SEMA Member News

 

Read HRIA's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.

 

For more information about HRIA, contact Jan Desma.

 



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LTAA Collects Award Nominations, Announces Sponsorship Opportunities

LTAA is seeking nominations for Retailer of the Year Award and the LTAA Hall of Fame Award. Nomination forms and award criteria are available at www.sema.org/ltaa. Both awards are presented at the annual LTAA Industry Awards Reception, Wednesday, November 4, from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Hotel, Ballroom 2.
Interested in getting your company name in front of the largest gathering of Light Truck Accessory industry representatives? LTAA Industry Reception sponsorship packages range from $250 to $1,000. Deliverables and details are available on the sponsorship form, available on the LTAA website, or by contacting SEMA /LTAA liaison Jim Skelly at 909/396-0289 ext. 103 or jimsk@sema.org.

New Location for LTAA Industry Reception
 
LTAA has moved its reception at the 2009 SEMA Show to the Renaissance Hotel, near the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Previous LTAA receptions have been held in the Las Vegas Hilton, adjacent to the North Hall, and because the council exhibits in the South Hall, this has typically meant a long trek for attendees. Entrance to the Renaissance Hotel is directly adjacent to the South Hall entrance. The reception is scheduled Wednesday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Council representatives are planning updated activities to go along with the new venue.
 
LTAA Closed Select Committee Meeting
 
7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
 
LTAA Column in SEMA Member News
 
Read LTAA's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
 
For more information about LTAA, contact Jim Skelly.



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MPMC Hosts Motorsports Marketing Seminar at SEMA Show

The MPMC will sponsor and host a seminar on Monday, November 2, during the SEMA Show entitled, "Motorsports Marketing: How to Measure Your Return." Money is too precious to throw away on a hunch. Learn how to measure a return on your investment in motorsports marketing by listening to a diverse panel of motorsports veterans, each providing a unique perspective on the subject of Marketing in Motorsports.Moderated by MPMC Chairman Bill Floyd of Ride Tech, the panel of experts includes:
  • Bill Holland - Holland Communications
  • Karl Fredrickson - Speedway Illustrated
  • Morgan Lucas - Lucas Oil and Top Fuel Driver
  • Brian Wolfe - Motorsports Director Ford Motor Company
  • Steve Wolcott - ProMedia/NMRA
As of press time, the MPMC select committee is finalizing a representative from NASCAR to round out the panel.

The seminar (Monday, November 2) is set for 11:00 a.m.–noon, in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, meeting rooms 262–264.
 
Media Trade Conference Moves to New Location
 
The upcoming MPMC Media Trade Conference is moving to the recently renovated Radisson Suites Hotel in Covina, California. Located about 15 minutes from the Ontario Airport in Southern California, the new location features easy freeway access and is near many local attractions, including the LA Fairgrounds and the NHRA Museum. All rooms have been refurbished to include top amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, microwaves, refrigerators, and flat screen televisions. Media Trade Conference participants will also enjoy fine dining via the onsite restaurant, Hamilton Steakhouse, as well as a low room rate.
 
"We're looking forward to hosting a fantastic Media Trade Conference at the Radisson in Covina," said MPMC Chairman Bill Floyd of Ride Tech. "This annual event has become an essential activity for hundreds of media representatives and for our council members. The convenience of the hotel, along with the amenities and low rates, will ensure that the event continues to be a great success, and allow us to accomplish even more than ever before."
 
Details about the Radisson in Covina, California, are available at www.radisson.com/covinaca. The MPMC Media Trade Conference is a three-day event where manufacturers and media take part in prescheduled, private, sit-down meetings. Nowhere else can a manufacturer meet with editorial staff from so many news outlets, and nowhere else can the media gather so much technical and new product information at one time.
 
Additional details about the 2010 MPMC Media Trade Conference, taking place Tuesday-Thursday, January 19–21, 2009, are available at www.sema.org/mpmc-media-trade-conference. Media registration for the event opens October 1, 2009, at www.sema.org/media.
 
MPMC Media Trade Conference – Still a Few Spots Left!

Only a few of the 100 available exhibitor suites for the 2010 MPMC Media Trade Conference remain open. Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any applications received after the 100 spots are filled will be placed on a waitlist in order of receipt. MPMC-member companies may register online at www.sema.org/mpmc-media-trade-conference.
 
Not an MPMC member? Join here www.sema.org/mpmc.Only exhibitor registration is currently open. Media registration will open on October 1, 2009.For more information, contact Jim Skelly at 909/396-0289, ext. 103.

MPMC Column in SEMA Member News

Read MPMC's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about MPMC, contact Jim Skelly.

 


 
 
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MRC General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony
 
MRC will be holding its membership meeting and awards ceremony on Sunday, November 1, from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton.
 
MRC Column in SEMA Member News
 
Read MRC's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.For information about MRC, contact Staci Bostock.
 

 


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SBN Closed Select Committee Meeting

 

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

SEMA Networking Breakfast—Powered by SBN

 

7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

Discover the SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by the SBN

 

“I’ll get by with a little help from my friends…” - Joe Cocker

 

Everyone needs help or expert advice from time to time, and SEMA’s Mentoring Program is an excellent resource to get answers to all your questions. Whether you need to know more about SEMA, market information for a start-up company or advice on how to approach your boss about a new position, the SEMA Mentoring Program can help.

 

“Ask A Mentor” is perfect for one-time questions. You can expect multiple SEMA mentors to provide online guidance and answers to your industry-related questions.

 

Short-term Assistance/Guidance is for help with a specific project or task. A SEMA council/committee mentor with the expertise you seek will be paired up with you to provide guidance with your project.

 

Long-term Relationship is helpful for developing your professional career. In this program segment you will be paired with a SEMA council/committee mentor who will provide guidance and assistance for ongoing career development or a long-term project.

 

So whether you just need an answer to a question or you want to cultivate a mentoring friendship, the SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by the SBN is available to help. After all, we can all use a little help from our friends.

 

Visit the SEMA Mentoring Program now.

 

SBN Column in SEMA Member News

Read SBN's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about SBN, contact Jan Desma.

 


 

 

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Street Performance Council Activities at the 2009 SEMA Show

SPC Reception: Like to get some exposure for your company in front of the street performance industries’ top companies and also have a good time? Become a sponsor of the SPC Reception during the 2009 SEMA Show. The reception, which features a relaxed lounge atmosphere, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 5–7 p.m., at the Las Vegas Hilton. Download a copy of the sponsorship form.


Sponsorship agreements must be received by Friday, October 2, 2009.

SPC Awards: Nominations are being accepted for the SPC Business of the Year, Person of the Year and Industry Icon awards. Your nominations and support are important to your council. The awards will be presented at the SPC reception held during the SEMA Show Wednesday, November 4, 5–7 p.m. Nomination forms are available at www.sema.org/spc.

Nominations are due Friday, September 18, 2009.

If you have any questions, contact Jason Tolleson at 909/396-0289, ext. 168.

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

SPC Column in SEMA Member News

Read SPC's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.

 

For information about SPC, contact Jason Tolleson.

 


 


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WTC Collects Award Nominations, and Announces Sponsorship Opportunities

 

WTC is asking for nominations for their Person of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Nomination forms and award criteria are available here www.sema.org/wtc.


Both awards are presented at the annual WTC Industry Awards Reception, held on Wednesday November 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Renaissance Hotel Copa room. Interested in getting your company name in front of the largest gathering of Wheel and Tire industry representatives at the Show? WTC Industry Reception sponsorship packages range from $250 to $1,000.

 

Deliverables and details are available on the sponsorship form, available on the WTC website here, or by contacting the SEMA / WTC liaison Jim Skelly at 909/396-0289 ext. 103 or at jimsk@sema.org.

 

New Location for WTC Reception

WTC has moved its reception at the 2009 SEMA Show to the Renaissance Hotel, near the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Previous WTC receptions have been held in the Las Vegas Hilton, adjacent to the North Hall, and because the council exhibits in the South Hall, this has typically meant a long trek for attendees. Entrance to the Renaissance Hotel is directly adjacent to the South Hall entrance.

The reception is set for Wednesday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Council representatives are planning updated activities to go along with the new venue.

WTC Open Meeting

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.


WTC Column in SEMA Member News

 

Read WTC's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about WTC, contact Nathan Ridnouer.

 


 

 

 

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Congratulations to Gregory Parker and Lee McGuire!

Gregory Parker of Martin & Company Advertising was elected YEN Chairman. Parker has served on the YEN Select Committee since 2005 and has been chairman of the SEMA Silent Auction Task Force. Lee McGuire of Skyjacker has been elected to serve as Chair-elect of the Committee. She will serve in a two-year term as Chair-elect until assuming the Chairman role in 2011.

 

YEN Long-Range Planning Meeting


3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.


YEN Reception

 

5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

Join YEN

Did you know that the SEMA Young Executives Network has more than 500 members networking in the industry and is the largest SEMA committee? If you are employed by a SEMA-member company and are under the age of 39, then you can join the SEMA Young Executives Network for FREE. If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please visit our website at www.sema.org/yen.

 

YEN Member of the Month Spotlight

 

Did you know that YEN has a Member of the Month Spotlight on the SEMA website and that anyone can be nominated? To view previous selections or to make a nomination, visit www.sema.org/yen.

YEN Column in SEMA Member News

Read YEN's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about YEN, contact Jason Tolleson.