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SCC, WTC, SBN AND YEN SELECT COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS OPEN AND OTHER SEMA COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE NEWS

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

  • Read ARMO's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For more information about ARMO, visit www.sema.org/armo or contact Jan Desma at jand@sema.org.

Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)

HRIA Seminar Workshop Lineup for the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show
Located in the Indiana Convention Center on Thursday, February 28, 2008, all SEMA members are encouraged to participate in the workshops that focus on product use, tips and techniques at the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show  Click here to access additional information and a registration form, or contact Jan Desma (jand@sema.org) at 909/396-0289, ext. 134.

  • Read HRIA's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For more information about HRIA, visit www.sema.org/hria or contact Jan Desma at jand@sema.org.

Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (TORA)

Build Hype for Your New Product
TORA members exhibiting at the 2008 SEMA Spring Expo or SEMA OFFROAD are encouraged to enter their products into the council's New Product Awards competition.

The award competition provides exhibitors with an excellent opportunity to introduce new products. To provide more exposure for TORA-member products, this year's award competition was incorporated into the SEMA Spring Expo/SEMA OFFROAD New Products Showcase. The awards will be presented during the TORA/PRO Industry Awards Reception on Friday, February 8.

For complete details on the award competition, including judging, product categories and criteria, click here. Ready to enter your new product? Click here.  The SEMA Spring Expo and SEMA OFFROAD are scheduled for February 8 and 9 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. For show details, visit www.semaspringexpo.com or www.semaoffroad.com.

  • Read TORA's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about TORA, visit www.sema.org/TORA or contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org.

Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC)

The MRC would like to recognize the SEMA/MRC members who attended the Manufacturers' Representatives Educational Research Foundation's (MRERF) Certified Professional Manufacturer Representative (CPMR) 101 at Arizona State University in January. The participants completed their first year of the CPMR training course and are headed toward CPMR Certification.


Left to right: Mike Bolio, Jim Considine III, Greg Bernheisel, Scott Majors, Chris Perry, Tommy Jourdan, with Tom Wilson, CPMR, CSP.

The MRC works with the MRERF to promote the continued education and professionalism of manufacturers' reps. MRERF's CPMR program was developed to provide executive education for owners and managers of field-sales organizations and address the professional-advancement needs of established manufacturers' reps by constructing benchmarks of performance. For more on MRERF, click here. For details on MRERF's CPMR program, click here, or contact Certify@MRERF.org.

  • Read MRC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about MRC, visit www.sema.org/mrc or contact Jan Desma at jand@sema.org.

Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC)

  • Read MPMC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about MPMC, visit www.sema.org/mpmc contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org.

Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)

  • Read PRO's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about PRO, visit www.sema.org/pro or contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org.

Sport-Compact Council (SCC)

  • SCC members have the unique opportunity to help shape the future of the industry by choosing appropriate representatives to serve on the SCC Select Committee as their eyes, ears and voice. Select Committee nomination forms have been mailed and are due Friday, March 7. The forms are also available on the SCC website at www.sema.org/scc. If you have any questions regarding the elections, contact Paul Moritz at 909/396-0289, ext. 112, or paulm@sema.org.

  • Read SCC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about SCC, visit www.sema.org/scc or contact Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.

Wheel & Tire Council (WTC)

  • WTC members have the unique opportunity to help shape the future of the wheel and tire industry by choosing appropriate representatives to serve on the WTC Select Committee as their eyes, ears and voice. Select Committee nomination forms have been mailed and are due Friday, March 7. The forms are also available on the WTC website at www.sema.org/wtc. If you have any questions regarding the elections, contact Paul Moritz at 909/396-0289, ext. 112, or paulm@sema.org.

  • All members of the WTC are invited to join the WTC Select Committee at the council’s open Long-Range Planning Meeting. The details are:
     
    When: Thursday, March 13, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Where: SEMA Headquarters – AAA Building, 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765
     
    If you have any questions about the Long-Range Planning Meeting or to RSVP, contact Paul Moritz at 909/396-0289, ext. 112, or e-mail paulm@sema.org.

  • Read WTC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about WTC, visit www.sema.org/wtc or contact Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.

SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN)

  • Members of SBN have the unique opportunity to help shape the future of the automotive aftermarket by choosing appropriate representatives to serve on the SBN Select committee as their eyes, ears and voice. Select Committee nomination forms were mailed and are due Friday, March 7. The forms are also available at www.sema.org/sbn. If you have any questions regarding the elections, contact Paul Moritz at 909/396-0289, ext. 112, or paulm@sema.org.

  • Read SBN's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

Discover the SEMA Mentoring Program, Powered by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network

 “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.

“We’ve got CEOs, SEMA Board members and many industry leaders with vast expertise in many different areas signed up as mentors willing to share their knowledge!” explained S. Kellie Colf, SBN Chairman.

The SEMA Mentoring Program is meant to create structured, confidential and trusting relationships between SEMA mentors who offer their automotive industry experience, guidance and support to mentees interested in further developing their professional careers in the automotive industry. This program is available to all SEMA-member company employees and is administered by the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network. 

There are three ways to benefit from the SEMA Mentoring Program:

  • One-time question/issue 
  • Short-term assistance/guidance with a task 
  • Long-term relationship

“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 submitted on the “Ask a Mentor” section.

If you need help with a specific project or task, sign up for short-term assistance/guidance. A certified SEMA council/committee mentor with the expertise you seek will be paired up with you to provide guidance with your project.

Need help developing your professional career in the automotive industry sign up for a long-term relationship. In this program segment you will be paired with a certified SEMA council/committee mentor who will provide guidance and assistance for ongoing career development or a long-term project. Long-term mentoring relationships are meant to last for more than one year.

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. To sign up as a mentor or mentee online, go to: www.sema.org/mentoring. To learn more about SEMA’s Mentoring Program and the opportunity to network with proven industry leaders, attend the free SEMA Mentoring Seminar at the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show.

Discover The SEMA Mentoring Program and What It Can Do for You

HRIA Education Day, in conjunction with the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show
Date: February 28, 2008
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Place: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis
To Register: http://www.hotrodshow.com/v4files/hotrodshow/08_Manufacturers_Workshop_Flyer12-20-07%20Updated.pdf

For information about SBN, visit www.sema.org/sbn or contact Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.

Young Executives Network (YEN)

  • YEN members have the unique opportunity to help shape the future of the automotive aftermarket by choosing appropriate representatives to serve on the YEN Select Committee as their eyes, ears and voice. Select Committee nomination forms have been mailed and are due Friday, March 7. The forms are also available on the YEN website at www.sema.org/yen. If you have any questions regarding the elections, contact Paul Moritz at 909/396-0289, ext. 112, or paulm@sema.org.

  • Did you know that the SEMA Young Executives Network has over 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.

  • 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.

  • Read YEN's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about YEN, visit www.sema.org/yen or contact Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.