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Webinar: Exhibitor Series: Preparing Yourself for a Successful SEMA Show - On and Off the Floor

Date: 
Sep 25 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
FREE WEBINAR: SEMA’s Trade Show Director, Tom Gattuso and SEMA’s Director of Education, Zane Clark will present an exclusive exhibitor webinar on Thursday, September 25th at 10 a.m. pdt entitled “Preparing Yourself for a Successful SEMA Show – On and Off the Floor.”
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SEMA’s Trade Show Director, Tom Gattuso and SEMA’s Director of Education, Zane Clark will present an exclusive exhibitor webinar on Thursday, September 25th at 10 a.m.

Webinar: Exhibitor Series - Are You Prepared for the SEMA Show? Webinar for First-Timers (and Veterans)

Date: 
Aug 20 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
Exhibiting at the SEMA Show takes preparation, and there are a number of details that may not occur to a first-timer until just a few weeks before the doors open!
Exhibiting at the SEMA Show takes preparation, and there are a number of details that may not occur to a first-timer until just a few weeks before the doors open.

Webinar: Getting Media Coverage at the SEMA Show

Date: 
Jun 12 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
Veteran reporter Larry Edsall will offers tips on how to effectively work with media, during the SEMA webinar on June 12, 2014, at 10:00 am (Pacific Time).
Veteran reporter Larry Edsall will offers tips on how to effectively work with media, during the SEMA webinar on June 12, 2014, at 10:00 am (Pacific Time).

As a freelance contributor to automotive and lifestyle publications, including the Detroit News’ “Drive” section and the New York Times’ “Wheels” section, Edsall will outline how he makes his plans for the SEMA Show, explain what catches his eyes, and offer real-life examples of things that exhibitors should and shouldn’t do.

Webinar: Are You Missing Out? Introduction to the R&D Tax Credit

Date: 
May 13 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to the R&D Tax Credit (aka Manufacturer's Tax Credit). Along with a brief history of the credit, the session will inform participants about what qualifies as R&D in the eyes of the IRS, how to capture the costs associated with R&D efforts, an overview of the potential risks and rewards involved, several examples of actual cases, and finally how all of this could apply to many of SEMA's members.
This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to the R&D Tax Credit (aka Manufacturer's Tax Credit). Along with a brief history of the credit, the session will inform participants about what qualifies as R&D in the eyes of the IRS, how to capture the costs associated with R&D efforts, an overview of the potential risks and rewards involved, several examples of actual cases, and finally how all of this could apply to many of SEMA's members.

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Webinar: OSHA Enforcement Trends & Managing Inspections

Date: 
May 8 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Timezone: 
PDT
Facility: 
Online
OSHA has increased enforcement to levels never seen before, from huge increases in the numbers of inspections and citations characterized as "willful" or "repeat" to more criminal referrals.

OSHA has increased enforcement to levels never seen before, from huge increases in the numbers of inspections and citations characterized as "willful" or "repeat" to more criminal referrals. These increased enforcement initiatives are especially targeted on automotive supply manufacturers in the Southeast with the potential to expand to other manufacturers across the country.

Focusing Attention on the Benefits

For decades, the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) and its forerunners have been sources of information, connections and advocacy for aftermarket professionals in the light-truck and off-road segments. LTAA leadership recently identified a new approach and focus to better serve the membership and industry as a whole. With this new clarity of structure and activity, LTAA is poised to be of even greater value to the aftermarket in the coming years.
SEMA Member News—March/April 2014

Focusing Attention on the Benefits

 

 LTAA members belong to the lowered, raised, diesel, off-road and Jeep niches of the industry.

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!

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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.

Coming Soon: Your SEMA Account Representative

Over the last several years, SEMA has taken steps to heighten our outreach and increase touch points with members and the industry at large. This effort has included a commitment to enhancing customer service and raising the awareness of SEMA’s high-value member benefits. We recently announced a major move that will provide our members with the best customer service possible. For the first time in 50 years, each SEMA member will now have a single, dedicated point of contact for all things SEMA. 

SEMA News—February 2014

CHRIS KERSTING

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