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First SEMA Town Hall Meeting Next Week; April Meeting to Be in Kentucky

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After a successful series of meetings in 2011, the SEMA Town Hall Meeting program returns for 2012. The first meeting—hosted by Winners Circle Speed & Custom Inc.—takes place Friday, February 24, at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois.  


Local and prospective members will gather at the Pheasant Run Resort (St. Charles, Illinois) during the Race & Performance Expo for an evening of networking with local industry leaders and SEMA staff at the first SEMA Town Hall Meeting for 2012. Hosted by Winners Circle Speed & Custom Inc., the meeting is set for Friday, February 24, from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Also joining the meeting will be Representative Randy Hultgren, who serves Illinois’ 14th District in the U.S. Congress. Rep. Hultgren, a strong supporter of the industry and member of the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus, will attend the event to speak on the issues of the day and answer questions from members. 

SEMA's Town Hall Meeting initiative launched in 2011 to provide members with the opportunity to learn about the association's current programs and objectives while networking with automotive aftermarket professionals from the same geographic region. These face-to-face interactions also provide SEMA staff with valuable feedback that will help identify current benefits to enhance members' business operations and better meet their needs.

Throughout the first six months of 2011, SEMA staff visited Scottsdale, Arizona; Fort Worth, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Tacoma, Washington, hosting successful small gatherings of members in those areas.  

For additional information about the Town Hall Meeting in St. Charles, Illinois, contact AJ Carney at 909-978-6697 or visit for the agenda and to RSVP. If you're ready to participate, RSVP online for the Town Hall in St. Charles, Illinois

In addition to the St. Charles Town Hall, the next SEMA meeting in this year's tour will take place Friday, April 13. The meeting will be hosted by Parts Unlimited Inc., located in La Grange, Kentucky.  As with all SEMA Town Hall Meetings, you only need to bring yourself, a few business cards and a willingness to share your feedback with SEMA and its volunteers. More information is available online at   RSVP online for the SEMA Town Hall in La Grange, Kentucky.