50,000 Fans of SEMA's Facebook Page—Are You One?

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  SEMA has a main Facebook page for the association, as well as additional pages for its councils and committees, programs and initiatives and the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

SEMA's page on Facebook,, recently received fan number 50,000.

The page includes news from SEMA and around the industry, as well as links to several other Association websites, such as, and SEMA's Facebook page is frequently updated with content and is a key destination for SEMA members and other professionals in the specialty-equipment market.

SEMA has other Facebook pages available for the SEMA Show, SEMA Action Network and SEMA Cares Committee. 

The SEMA Show
Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual trade event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks.

The SEMA Action Network (SAN)
The SAN is a unique partnership between car clubs, individual enthusiasts and members of the automotive specialty-equipment industry who work together to promote pro-hobby legislation. SAN members receive legislative updates as bills are introduced in their states, including contact information for particular lawmakers or committees that will decide a bill's fate. In addition, SAN members receive information about legislative issues through a monthly newsletter, Driving Force.

The SEMA Cares Committee
Established by the SEMA Board of Directors in 2007, the SEMA Cares Committee aims to bring the voice and resources of the SEMA community together to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Fundraising efforts include the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races at the SEMA Installation Banquet & Gala Fundraiser; custom industry-built vehicles, such as the WD-40/SEMA Cares Challenger unveiled at the 2011 SEMA Show and auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Show and Auction for $115,000; as well as products sold at auction on eBay Motors.

There are additional pages available for each of SEMA's councils and committees. Here is a breakdown of the SEMA Facebook council and committee destinations.

Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)
The ARMO is dedicated to addressing the many challenges facing this segment of the aftermarket, the ARMO directs its efforts toward preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry. The ARMO works through subcommittees to focus on the legislative, educational and communication needs of its members.

Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)
The HRIA's primary objectives are to ensure the future prosperity of the hot rod industry and to advance and promote awareness of the hobby. The HRIA focuses on industry-specific issues, developing effective strategies and programs that will assist members in improving their business practices and procedures.

Light-Truck Accessory Alliance (TORA)
Members of the TORA are industry professionals who have joined together to form a potent coalition whose mission is to determine and shape the future of the light-truck accessory industry. Through cooperative action, members work together to develop effective strategies and programs that specifically address the needs of this industry. The ultimate goal: to ensure the viability and longevity of this increasingly expansive and vibrant market segment.

Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC)
Established specifically for companies engaged in manufacturing functional performance parts used in sanctioned racing applications, membership in the MPMC is open to companies that manufacture, assemble and/or design a performance product. The MPMC is dedicated to addressing industry-specific issues and to preserving and promoting the motorsports parts industry.

Manufacturers' Rep Council (MRC)
The mission of the MRC is to provide a forum for manufacturers’ representatives in order to increase their impact as an industry, explore issues of common interest and concern, increase their collective knowledge and elevate the overall image of the profession.

Professional Restylers Organization (PRO)
The PRO is dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the restyling segment of the automotive aftermarket and to developing effective strategies for dealing with industry-specific issues.

SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN)
The SBN helps to create an avenue for women in the specialty-equipment industry by providing a circuit to enhance their professional growth, networking opportunities and communication that will enrich the growth of the entire automotive aftermarket.

Street Performance Council (SPC)
Members of the SPC work collectively to help provide members with opportunities to capture their share of this rapidly expanding street performance market. The groups helps facilitate and promote the growth of street performance through legislative and regulatory advocacy, technology information sharing, networking and more.

Wheel & Tire Council (WTC)
The WTC's mission is to identify common problems and opportunities relating to the aftermarket wheel industry, which the council, as an interested body of companies, can address for the common good.

Young Executives Network (YEN)
The mission of the YEN is to cultivate young talent in the automotive aftermarket through implementation of education and networking programs.