By Zane Clark
On Wednesday, June 14, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Michigan District Office, will host the “Financing Your Growth” panel discussion in conjunction with SEMA’s Regional Education and Networking event. Attendees will learn how federal loan programs can help them get approved for a commercial loan. Guests will also hear from an expert panel, including a commercial banker from the SBA, focusing on loan programs to help with working capital, real estate, business acquisition, debt refinancing, export finance and more.
The program will kick-off at 3:00 p.m. with the “Planning for the Future: New Vehicle Technologies” session, which will address the aftermarket industry’s increasingly important role in retrofitting and installing connected and automated systems and technologies on the 250-million vehicles already on U.S. roads.
- John Waraniak, vice president of vehicle technology, SEMA
- Jeff Varick, president, Brandmotion
- Scott Wolin, district sales manager—restyling, Chicago Parts & Sound LLC
The educational programs will be immediately followed by a networking reception.
As an added bonus, on the following morning, attendees will be invited to tour both the American Center for Mobility and the innovative Mobility Transformation Facility, more commonly known as Mcity, at the University of Michigan. The 32-acre facility is located on campus, and is the first of its kind in testing new automated vehicle technologies and their capabilities to safely maneuver actual roadways. Hosted by SEMA’s Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), attendees will enjoy a guided private tour of the facility.
When: Wednesday, June 14, from 3:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (EDT)
Where: Detroit Metro Airport Marriott, 30559 Flynn Dr., Romulus, MI 48174
Cost: $25 SEMA members/$35 non-members. Fees include the education program, networking mixer and optional tour (June 15).
Space is limited, so register now!
For more information, contact SEMA’s Senior Director of Education Zane Clark.