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AUTOTRADER CLASSICS DONATES BIG AS ARMO DIAMOND SPONSOR AND OTHER COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE NEWS

 
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ARMO Diamond Sponsor Gives Away MLB Opening Day

AutoTrader Classics announces its Diamond Sponsorship of the 2008 ARMO Industry Awards Reception at the Las Vegas Hilton in conjunction with the 2008 SEMA Show.

As the Diamond Sponsor, AutoTrader will give away baseballs autographed by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Goose Gossage as tabletop prizes. They will also be providing tickets to a Major League Baseball Opening Day game as a door prize for one randomly chosen reception attendee.

AutoTrader.com, parent company of AutoTrader Classics, currently boasts partnerships with many MLB teams. One ARMO reception attendee and guest will soon be able to say “I made it to Opening Day.”

ARMO booth at the SEMA Show

Come by the ARMO booth in the Restoration Marketplace of Central Hall. Chat with Select Committee members while you sit and rest your feet and also check out the amazing display of cars in the booth.

ARMO Industry Awards Reception

ARMO's Industry Awards Reception is set for Tuesday, November 4, from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., at the Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom C. In addition to recognizing the ARMO New Products Award winners, the council will also announce the Restoration Car of the Year, ARMO Person of the Year, and induct a few new members to the ARMO Hall of Fame. Dennis Gage, host of "My Classic Car," will once again serve as the emcee.

This special night is presented by the following sponsors: AutoTrader Classics, American Collectors Insurance, Auto Custom Carpet, Car Collector Magazine, Carlisle Events, Classic Industries/OER, GM Restoration Parts, Hemmings Motor News, Soff Seal Inc., TrimParts Inc., Hotrod & Restoration, Parts Unlimited Inc., Source Interlink Media, Steele Rubber Products, American Autowire, Bryn Dana International (Color Band), Hagerty Insurance, Old Air Products, Pypes Performance Exhaust and Restoration Specialties.

ARMO Open Meeting at the SEMA Show

Be part of the ARMO open meeting at the Show taking place Wednesday, November 5, from 7:15 a.m.–9:00 a.m., at the Las Vegas Hilton, Conference Rooms 1–3. There will be a continental breakfast available at 7:00 a.m. The Select Committee has several projects on the agenda that you won’t want to miss! There will also be guest speakers from the SEMA Washington, D.C., office and SEMA Market Research, as well as Senator John Bruggeman.

ARMO Shopkeepers Roundtable at the SEMA Show

Thursday, November 6 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ARMO Shopkeeper's Roundtable at the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N262. This year’s roundtable discussion will revolve around oil and what effect the removal of ZDDP is having on old car engines. Don’t miss it!

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 September/October 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 September/October 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 September/October issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

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



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Media Registers for Annual MPMC Media Trade Conference

Media who wish to attend the 12th annual MPMC Media Trade Conference may register online now at www.sema.org/media. The MPMC Media Trade Conference provides media attendees the opportunity to have up to 42 individual, 30-minute, face-to-face meetings with various manufacturers to gather technical and new-product content.

During the registration process, attendees are asked to prioritize each of the 100 exhibiting manufacturers as “must meet with,” “okay to meet with” or “do not wish to meet with.” Following the close of registration on December 5, individualized schedules are produced for each attendee and exhibitor, utilizing the prioritizations as much as possible. 

The MPMC Media Trade Conference is widely regarded by both manufacturers and media as a “must attend” event. Now in its 12th consecutive year, the conference has grown to an extent that the number of exhibitor spots is capped at 100, due to time and space constraints. Even so, many media attendees report that they gather enough editorial and technical content in three days to last them an entire 12 months.

Likewise, exhibiting manufacturers acknowledge that the Media Trade Conference gives them exposure to media that is not available at any other venue. Only MPMC member manufacturers are eligible to apply for an exhibitor suite, making the conference a true council member benefit.

MPMC Column in SEMA Member News

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

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



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MRC Column in SEMA Member News

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

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



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PRO Business Development Guidebooks Now On Sale

In today’s ever-changing marketplace, staying ahead of the competition is more important and challenging than ever. To be successful, you not only need an effective business strategy, but also the tools and resources to help your company excel and stand out from the pack. The PRO Business Development Guidebook is your handy reference guide.
 
Beginning with an overview of the importance of having a business plan—including tips on how to develop a business plan and the many purposes it can serve—the manual offers chapter-by-chapter strategies for making your business a success. From understanding the basics of business finance and the importance of quality and service and how to make them hallmarks of your business to building knowledge and skills among your employees to branding your restyling business as a market leader, the guidebook offers information critical to the day-to-day and long-term operation of your business.

Whether you’re starting your own restyling business or already own one—be it mobile or brick and mortar—you’ll find the answers that you’ve been looking for in the guidebook. PRO Council members contributed much of the information contained in the guidebook, drawing on their experience and knowledge to present a valuable business tool.

Click here to download the business guidebook order form, or contact Jim Skelly at jimsk@sema.org.

PRO General Membership 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–N222, 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 General Membership Meeting
When: Thursday, November 6, 2008, 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, rooms N219–N222

PRO Column in SEMA Member News

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

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



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SPC Column in SEMA Member News

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

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



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Annual SEMA Breakfast, Thursday, November 6th – It’s not too late!

It’s not too late to make plans to attend the annual SEMA Breakfast powered by the SBN, Thursday morning beginning at 7:15 a.m., Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom A. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, honor outstanding members of our industry, and participate in what has been called the most productive event of the SEMA Show—Speed Networking. Remember to bring lots of business cards to share. Linda Vaughn, the First Lady of Drag Racing, will also be on hand to sign autographs. Don’t miss it! For more information, click here. Tickets will be available at the door and at the SEMA Association Center at the Show.

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.
 
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 September/October issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

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



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Join YEN

Did you know that the SEMA Young Executives Network has more than 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 September/October issue of SEMA Member News by clicking here.

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