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WHEEL & TIRE COUNCIL OPEN SELECT COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS AND OTHER SEMA COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE NEWS

WTC Select Committee Nominations
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.

WTC Column in SEMA Member News
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.

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ARMO Members—Help Shape the Future of Your Industry
Members of ARMO have the unique opportunity to help shape the future of the restoration industry by choosing appropriate representatives to serve on the Select Committee as their eyes, ears and voice. 

ARMO’s primary goals are to ensure the longevity and prosperity of the automotive restoration industry and to represent a unified voice on behalf of its members. ARMO is dedicated to developing effective strategies and programs, all of which address the specific needs of the restoration industry.

Nominations forms have been mailed to all ARMO member companies, and are also available online by clicking here. Criteria and responsibilities of Select Committee members are also available here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 7, 2008. Please do not miss out on this opportunity to shape our industry! 

ARMO Members Invited to Participate in Free New Products Showcase
ARMO-member companies are invited to participate in the 11th annual New Products Showcase being held in conjunction with Spring Carlisle, April 23–27. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to introduce your creative and innovative products to the industry and enthusiasts. 

All ARMO-member companies are eligible to participate for free. There will be two categories for products: Best New Original Restoration Product of the Year and Best Restomod Product of the Year. The winning products and companies will be honored at the ARMO Industry Awards Reception during the 2008 SEMA Show. For an entry form, click here. All entry forms must be received by SEMA no later than Wednesday, April 16, 2008.  

ARMO Column in SEMA Member News
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.

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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.

HRIA Column in SEMA Member News
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.

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TORA Column in SEMA Member News

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.

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MRC Members Get Closer to Certification
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 and 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.

MRC Column in SEMA Member News
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.

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MPMC Column in SEMA Member News
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.

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PRO Column in SEMA Member News
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.

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SCC Select Committee Nominations
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.

SCC Column in SEMA Member News
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.

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Speed Networking Breakfast Powered by SBN
Check out this video of SBN members in action during the valuable Speed Networking Breakfast—Powered by SBN held annually at the SEMA Show. Check out the video by clicking here.  

SBN Select Committee Nominations
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.

SBN Column in SEMA Member News
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.

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YEN Select Committee Nominations
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.

Join YEN
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.

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 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.