SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 45, November 8, 2012

SEMA Council & Committee News

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)
Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)
Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA)
Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC)
Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)
Street Performance Council (SPC)
Wheel & Tire Council (WTC)
SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) Young Executives Network (YEN)

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Why ARMO?

Is your business involved in the restoration segment and not yet an ARMO member? In addition to direct access with its 275 restoration company members, the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) provides a number of other benefits, including education and outreach for small businesses in the restoration market, product exposure through an annual New Products Showcase and collective support of the restoration hobby.

Top Reasons to Join ARMO:

  • Networking Opportunities: The primary strength of ARMO is its member companies. The organization provides multiple venues for ARMO members to interact and share ideas through its long-range planning meetings, new-products mixer at Spring Carlisle and the ARMO awards reception at the 2012 SEMA Show, as well as discussion groups on MySEMA and social media websites.
  • Education: The annual ARMO education seminars at the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show bring industry leaders and experts together to share their real-world experience with small-business owners, providing tips and insights to help them grow their businesses. The ARMO Restoration Trademark Licensing Guide provides ARMO members with the basic forms needed to begin the process of getting products licensed by an original-equipment manufacturer. The licensing guide is available through the SEMA Education Institute.
  • Supporting Hobby Growth: ARMO recognizes the importance of the individual hobbyist to the industry and supports Collector Car Appreciation Day activities across the country. Every April, the ARMO New Products Showcase puts member company products directly in front of 100,000+ restoration enthusiasts each year at Spring Carlisle. In addition, ARMO’s “Take a Kid to a Car Show” (TKCS) program strives to get children involved in automotive hobbies at an early age. The interactive TKCS website provides information on how to get involved for kids and adults alike.

Contact ARMO’s staff liaison Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org for more information.

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? ARMO Is!

Be sure to follow ARMO on all of your favorite social networking sites. To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/armo and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

ARMO Column in SEMA Member News

Read ARMO's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For more information about ARMO, contact Jim Skelly.

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Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? HRIA Is!

Be sure to follow HRIA on all of your favorite social networking sites.

To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/hria and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

HRIA Column in SEMA Member News

Read HRIA's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For more information about HRIA, contact Zane Clark.

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Visit LTAA's website.  

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? LTAA Is!

Be sure to follow LTAA on all of your favorite social networking sites.

To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/ltaa and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

LTAA Column in SEMA Member News

Read LTAA's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For more information about LTAA, contact Jim Skelly.

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Media Registration Open for MPMC Media Trade Conference

Attention media: Registration for the 2013 MPMC Media Trade Conference is now open. The event takes place January 22–24, 2013, at the Embassy Suites Orange County Airport North in Santa Ana, California.

The annual Media Trade Conference, which features companies from SEMA's Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC), brings together members of the working press with motorsports parts producers for face-to-face private meetings. Media reps have the opportunity to meet with up to 14 exhibitors each day of the conference—for a total of 42 quality meetings throughout the event's three days.

When registering online, media will select the manufacturers they most want to meet and indicate those they do not want to meet. A personalized schedule will then be created for the registered media and sent out in early January.

Register now! Questions? Media inquiries can be directed to dellad@sema.org. All manufacturer questions or general questions about the event can be directed to jimsk@sema.org.

MPMC Activities at the PRI Show

The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) is sponsoring two exciting events at the upcoming 2012 PRI Show in Orlando, Florida. All motorsports industry professionals are invited to attend.

MPMC Engine Builder Seminar

  • Thursday, November 29, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • “Alternative Fuels and Power Enhancers: New Business Opportunities for Engine Builders”

Are you an engine builder? Do you think about experimenting with one or more alternative fuels but have no idea where to start? Are superchargers and turbochargers full of mystery? In this MPMC-sponsored seminar, a panel of engine builders, accomplished in these very subjects, will share their experiences to help you decide if one or more of these avenues may be right for your business. This promises to be an exciting exchange for engine builders of all experience levels. Seating is limited; RSVP for the MPMC Seminar to reserve your space.

MPMC Hall of Fame Breakfast
Friday, Nov 30, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Join MPMC as it inducts four new members into the MPMC Hall of Fame. Network with fellow motorsports parts manufacturers and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. This year’s inductees are Jim Cozzie, Keith Dorton, Ron Funfar and Chris Thomson. RSVP for the MPMC Hall of Fame Breakfast.

MPMC Business Guidelines Manual

MPMC-member companies are reminded that the Business Guidelines Manual is now available online through the SEMA Education Institute (SEI). The pdf document is available for viewing, downloading and printing, and is full of information relevant to start ups and long-standing business alike. It was originally written by MPMC members, and by having it available online, the council hopes to continue that tradition by welcoming suggestions for changes or additional content.

You may access the Business Guidelines Manual through the MPMC link on the eLearning Center of SEI. If you have not done so already, simply enroll as an eLearner and you’ll be on your way. Enrollment takes only a few seconds, and helps SEI track use and engagement. If you have any questions, contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org.

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MPMC Hall of Fame 2012

MPMC has announced four inductees to the MPMC Hall of Fame, class of 2012. Congratulations to: Jim Cozzie, Keith Dorton, Run Funfar and Chris Thomson.

The four will be formally recognized at the annual MPMC Hall of Fame breakfast, Friday, November 30, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. at the PRI Show in Orlando. Inductees are selected by a special task force from nominations received from the MPMC membership.

“Once again, the task force has selected four very deserving individuals for induction into the MPMC Hall of Fame,” said MPMC Chairman Vic Wood of Hedman. More information on each of the inductees will appear in future issues of SEMA eNews.

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? MPMC Is!

Be sure to follow MPMC on all of your favorite social networking sites. To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/mpmc and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

Take a Friend to a Race Fan Page

The MPMC Motorsports Awareness campaign, highlighted by the Take a Friend to a Race program, now has its very own Fanpage on Facebook. If you’re not a fan yet, you should be!

MPMC Column in SEMA Member News

Read MPMC's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about MPMC, contact Jim Skelly.

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What Does it Mean to Be a Sales Professional?

SEMA’s Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC) hosts a discussion group on Linkedin for professional reps and sales agents. Recently, MRC asked the question, “In one word, what does it mean to be a sales professional?”

The list as submitted by members of the Linkedin group includes:

  • Credibility
  • Relationships
  • Trust
  • Service
  • Commitment
  • Ethics
  • Produce
  • Knowledge
  • Relevance
  • Value

Join the conversation; join MRC at www.sema.org/li-mrc. For more details on how to get involved or to learn how professional reps and agents can help your business, contact Zane Clark at 909-978-6696.

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? MRC is!

Be sure to follow MRC on all of your favorite social networking sites. To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/mrc and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

MRC Column in SEMA Member News

Read MRC's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about MRC, contact Zane Clark.


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Visit PRO's website.  

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? PRO Is!

Be sure to follow PRO on all of your favorite social networking sites. To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/pro and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

PRO Column in SEMA Member News

Read PRO's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about PRO, contact Zane Clark or call 909/978-6696.

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SBN Members Map Updated

Fellow SBNer Susan Carpenter has been working hard in updating the SBN members map, including adding new members and member location changes.

This map serves a great purpose. It allows SBN to find fellow members in our area so we can make connections year round. So check out the SBN members map and get to networking!

Join the discussion on MySEMA!

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? SBN is!

Be sure to follow SBN on all of your favorite social networking sites. To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/sbn and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

SBN Column in SEMA Member News

Read SBN's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about SBN, contact Bryan Harrison.

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Visit SPC's website.  

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? SPC is!

Be sure to follow SPC on all of your favorite social networking sites. To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/spc and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

SPC Column in SEMA Member News

Read SPC's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about SPC, contact Bryan Harrison.

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Visit WTC's website

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? WTC is!

Be sure to follow WTC on all of your favorite social networking sites. To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/wtc and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

WTC Column in SEMA Member News

Read WTC's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about WTC and how to join, contact Zane Clark or call or 909/978-6696.

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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.

Are you on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter? YEN is!

Be sure to follow YEN on all of your favorite social networking sites. To find these sites, go to www.sema.org/yen and use the links in the top right-hand corner.

YEN Column in SEMA Member News

Read YEN's column featured in the November/December issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about YEN, contact Bryan Harrison.

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Join the SEMA Council Family

SEMA hosts 10 distinct councils and committees that represent focused niches within the specialty-equipment industry. These groups are comprised of elected volunteers (Select Committee) who guide and direct council activities while representing the membership at large. Although each council acts independently and represents a different segment, they are all focused on the betterment of the industry as a whole.

The value councils provide SEMA and the industry is beyond refute. It is inspiring to witness a diverse collection of company representatives, many of which are direct competitors, come together and develop educational, training, youth awareness and networking events that are, at the core, designed to give back and promote business. An equally important council function is to ensure that SEMA sustains a pulse on the industry and maintains a presence with its members.

The question is often asked, “Why should my company join a council?” The answer is simple. SEMA councils open the doors and provide you exposure to industry leaders, decision makers, trendsetters and a community of like-minded individuals who share your passion and desire to see business succeed and prosper. Once the doors are open, it is your responsibility to take advantage of the benefits by becoming actively involved.

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