By Ashley Reyes
Since the Facebook Live Chat series was introduced by SEMA councils and networks in 2017, hundreds of industry members have connected directly with leaders in the specialty-equipment market. Through these Live Chats, participants get to hear from professionals in various careers of the automotive aftermarket as they exchange their stories and career advice with others in the industry.
Facebook users are invited to mark their calendars for the following mid-day chats in January:
ETTN Live Chat featuring Tom Gattuso, SEMA Vice President of Events; Sage Thomas, Donk Master; Scott Highland, RWB; Roland Hence, FrontLane; and Jared Chavez, Horizon Brands
Tuesday, January 11, at 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Location: SEMA Show Facebook page
Two of the most successful trade shows taking place in 2021 included the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and the PRI Trade Show in Indianapolis. During this Facebook Live Chat, industry members will join Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events, as first-time and returning SEMA and PRI Trade Show exhibitors discuss their 2021 Show experiences.
SBN Live Chat featuring Theresa Contreras, LGE-CTS Motorsports
Wednesday, January 12 at 12:00 p.m. (PST)
Location: SBN Facebook page
Join the SBN for a Facebook live chat with Theresa Contreras, 2021 #SheIsSEMA Woman of the Year.
The #SheIsSEMA Woman of the Year Award recognizes a woman in the industry who possess leadership, knowledge, expertise, and or/management abilities and has positively impacted the industry through active mentorship or industry involvement. While many in the industry know Theresa as the president of LGE-CTS Motorsports, viewers will get to hear her story first-hand, learn about the countless SEMA projects and programs she has spearheaded, and what winning the award means to her.
FLN Live Chat featuring Nick Caloroso, Driven Lighting Group; and Matt Beenen, BuiltRight Industries
Wednesday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m. PST
Location: FLN Facebook page
FLN Chair Nick Caloroso and FLN Chair-Elect Matt Beenen will discuss the network’s rebranding to Future Leaders Network (FLN)—formerly Young Executives Network (YEN)—during this Facebook Live Chat. Participants will get to know what the name change means for the network, what the network’s goals are moving forward, and get their questions answered on the application process for the FLN Professional Development Training with Dale Carnegie.