People, Places & Racing News

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY TEAMS WITH MPMC FOR TAKE A FRIEND TO A RACE CAMPAIGN AND OTHER COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE NEWS


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Auto Club Speedway of Southern California and SEMA’s Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council Celebrate Motorsports Awareness Month with the Take a Friend to a Race Campaign  

Auto Club Speedway has teamed up with the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC), a council of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), to celebrate Motorsports Awareness Month with the Take a Friend to a Race Campaign, a grassroots program aimed at increasing attendance at motorsports events by introducing new fans to the sport.  

“We are very excited to be working with SEMA and the Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council to get the word out about the great racing at Auto Club Speedway,” said Speedway President Gillian Zucker.  “SEMA members’ love of cars and motorsports, combined with our great event schedule, means we are the perfect partners to promote motorsports awareness.”

Auto Club Speedway is the premier motorsports venue in California.  The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pepsi 500—Labor Day’s biggest party—will be held on Sunday, August 31, and presents a great opportunity for Southern California race fans to invite friends to attend the events with them. The top stars of NASCAR, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and Juan Pablo Montoya, will be competing for the Pepsi 500 trophy. The race is an important stepping-stone to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which kicks off less than two weeks after the Pepsi 500.

In addition to Sunday’s Pepsi 500, Labor Day weekend at Auto Club Speedway will also include the NASCAR Camping World RV Service 300 on Saturday, August 30—part of the NASCAR Nationwide Series—and free entertainment throughout the weekend in the track’s Opportunity, California FanZone.  Fans can also enjoy the Speedway’s fan amenities, including new escalators, shade structures and misting zones, souvenir shopping and the Apex by Wolfgang Puck restaurant. Just prior to Sunday’s Pepsi 500, ticket holders will be treated to a free concert by rock legend Chris Cornell.

To purchase tickets for the Pepsi 500 weekend call 888/849-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com for more information.

SEMA PR Contact: Della Domingo, dellad@sema.org.

MPMC Column in SEMA Member News

Read MPMC's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about MPMC, contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org.

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ARMO Special Projects in Motion

Sponsorships are being accepted for the ARMO Industry Awards Reception. Now is the time to participate in this great opportunity to show your support of the restoration market, its community, its people and its businesses. Click here to download and print a sponsorship form.
 
For more information, contact any Select Committee member or Jan Desma, 909/396-0289, ext. 134, or e-mail jand@sema.org.

ARMO Column in SEMA Member News

Read ARMO's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

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HRIA Special Projects in Motion

Sponsorships are being accepted for the HRIA Industry Awards Reception. Participate in this great opportunity to show your support of the hot-rod community, its people and its businesses. Click here to download and print a sponsorship form.
 
For more information contact any Select Committee member or Jan Desma, 909/396-0289 ext. 134 or e-mail jand@sema.org.

HRIA Column in SEMA Member News

Read HRIA's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For more information about HRIA, contact Jan Desma at jand@sema.org.

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TORA Column in SEMA Member News

Read TORA's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

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MRC Award Nominations

The Manufacturers Rep Council Select Committee is looking to celebrate, honor and recognize outstanding industry individuals and businesses during the council reception at the SEMA Show. Who should receive these prestigious awards? We want to hear from you.

The nomination process is underway for the Hall of Fame and STAR Awards (Sales Team Annual Recognition). Candidates should meet all criteria.

Click here for Hall of Fame nomination form.
Click here for STAR Award nomination form.

All nomination forms are due on Friday, August 29, 2008—so don’t delay!

MRC Rep Conference - TOWN HALL
 
SEMA and the Manufacturers Rep Council cordially invite you to participate in the SEMA/MRC Town Hall. The topic is Unilateral vs. Minimum Advertised Pricing Programs.

Registration is now open for the MRC Rep Conference Town Hall, designed specifically for manufacturers, WDs and representatives.

Join us to hear how development, implementation and management of these programs work. Our panelists include antitrust experts representing both the manufacturer and customer view. Scheduled panelists are:

  • Barbara Sicalides - Partner in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton Law Firm
  • Lee H. Simowitz - Partner in the Washington DC office of Baker Hostetler
  • Jon Wyly - Executive Vice President of Arrow Speed Warehouse
  • Tim Martin - Vice President of Communication at K & N Engineering Inc.

Please join us for open bar and appetizers compliments of the MRC Select Committee and PWA. Reserve your seat by clicking here to download a copy of the registration form or contact Staci Bostock at mrc@sema.org, or call 909/396-0289, ext. 104.


MRC Column in SEMA Member News

Read MRC's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about MRC, contact Staci Bostock at stacib@sema.org.

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PRO Open Meeting at SEMA Show 2008!

PRO will hold an open meeting during the 2008 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The meeting is open to all PRO Council members, and will be in meeting rooms N219-222, located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Now more than ever, PRO needs input from all its members. So please plan to attend on Thursday morning at the Show, and bring all your ideas with you!

What: PRO Open Meeting
When: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, rooms N219-222

PRO Column in SEMA Member News

Read PRO's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about PRO, contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org.

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Be a part of what some have called “The Most Productive Event at the SEMA Show.”
Get your company more exposure today by sponsoring the SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast—Powered by SBN.
 
Sponsorship includes many exciting benefits:

  • Breakfast tickets (additional available at $10 each)
  • Scholarship fund donation
  • Eligibility to place items in goody bags that will be distributed to all breakfast attendees
  • Logo in the event’s looping PowerPoint presentation
  • Small logo on advance promotional material and on-site handouts
  • Thank-you recognition at event
  • Recognition in applicable SBN news vehicles—electronic and print—prior to and after the event
  • Company name linked to your corporate website on breakfast webpage
  • Handout of pre-registered attendees

Come join us for the breakfast, see the Woman of The Year and Athena Awards, and stay for Speed Networking, all while supporting the worthy cause of the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund.
 
Sponsor companies need not be SBN members. All SEMA-member companies are eligible.

Click here to download the sponsorship form.

Sponsorship deadline: Friday September 5, 2008
 
Attendee breakfast tickets can also be purchased by clicking here.

Discover the SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by the SBN

“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.

“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.

Short-term Assistance/Guidance is for help with a specific project or task. A SEMA council/committee mentor with the expertise you seek will be paired up with you to provide guidance with your project.

Long-term Relationship is helpful for developing your professional career.  In this program segment you will be paired with a SEMA council/committee mentor who will provide guidance and assistance for ongoing career development or a long-term project.

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.

For more information on the program, click here.

SEMA Speed Networking Breakfast—Powered by SBN

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

SBN Column in SEMA Member News

Read SBN's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about SBN, contact Jan Desma at jand@sema.org.

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SPC Column in SEMA Member News

Read SPC's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about SPC, contact Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.

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WTC Column in SEMA Member News

Read WTC's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about WTC, contact Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.

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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.

Discover The SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by the SBN

“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.

“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.

Short-term Assistance/Guidance is for help with a specific project or task. A SEMA council/committee mentor with the expertise you seek will be paired up with you to provide guidance with your project.

Long-term Relationship is helpful for developing your professional career.  In this program segment you will be paired with a SEMA council/committee mentor who will provide guidance and assistance for ongoing career development or a long-term project.

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.

For more information on the program, click here.

YEN Column in SEMA Member News

Read YEN's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

For information about YEN, contact Paul Moritz at paulm@sema.org.