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SEMA Sets July 8 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils announced July 8, 2011, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.

Learn ACES Terminology to Maximize Sales Opportunities

The SEMA webinar series provides on-demand information in hour-long sessions that cover a range of topics designed to help specialty-equipment professionals improve their business operations. Members have the added benefit of making the program fit their schedules by tuning into the live broadcasts or downloading past webinars.

The latest SEMA webinar entitled, “Getting Your Data House in Order: Application Data Standards,” was led by Gigi Ho, founder of Digital Performance Inc.

SEMA Compiles State Laws and Regulations Impacting Specialty Vehicles

On behalf of SEMA’s Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA), the SEMA Government Affairs office has updated its compilation of state laws and regulations governing specialty motor vehicles.

Offset Shipping Rate Increases With SEMA Member Benefit

Carriers have announced their new rate increases, so now it’s more important than ever to take advantage of the SEMA Freight Savings Plan, a valuable member benefit. As a SEMA member, you can save up to 33%* on select FedEx Express services and up to 24% on select FedEx Ground services.

Sales Strategies for Staying a Step Ahead of the Competition

The SEMA webinar series provides SEMA members with on-demand information in hour-long sessions that cover a range of topics designed to help members improve their business operations. Tune into the live broadcasts or download past webinars.

The latest SEMA webinar, entitled “Sales Strategy: Creating Your Competitive Advantage,” took place December 9 and was led by Chuck Udell, senior partner with Essential Action Design Group.

New Conference Helps Wheel and Tire Companies Increase Sales, Drive Traffic

Wheel and tire companies are invited to join SEMA’s Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) for the inaugural WTC Conference and Product Showcase on February 9, at the SEMA headquarters in Diamond Bar, California. The event boasts three educational and training panels covering topics such as profit building, training for retail tire installers and industry trends. Complete information on the WTC Conference and Product Showcase is available at www.sema.org/learnandshow.

Industry Trends for 2011: SEMA Council Leaders Preview the Coming Year

No one can predict the future, of course, but experience is a type of barometer. As we move into the new year, SEMA News called on the wisdom of SEMA's council leaders to provide their opinions about what's just down the road. [Read more]

Get Involved, Join the Discussion at MySEMA

MySEMA offers users a specialized forum in which to discuss industry issues and promote business-to-business networking opportunities. No one can dispute the influence that social media venues, such as Facebook and Twitter, have on communication and relationships. Yet, by their nature, these communication vehicles are designed to allow users to build a broad-based network of contacts that focus primarily on daily personal experiences and habitual interaction.

Congress Set to Repeal Costly 1099 Reporting Requirement in Health Care Law

After months of inaction and missed opportunities, the United States Senate is prepared to take up legislation to remove the 1099 reporting requirement which was included as a revenue-raising provision with the health care law. The “Small Business Paperwork Relief Act” would remove the requirement entirely.

SEMA Urges Congress to Renew Expired Tax Cuts

SEMA joined nearly 1,300 trade associations, companies and other organizations in signing a letter to members of the House and Senate urging them to pass dozens of expired tax cuts during the November/December lame-duck session of Congress. 
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