SEMA Member News—May/June 2012
Top Three Reasons To Join PRO
PRO members connect with peers, colleagues and suppliers at SEMA-sponsored trade shows, PRO council meetings, functions and special events. PRO members receive priority registration and discounted or free rates.
Business Tools & Resources: The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) provides it members with effective programs and materials to help them grow and prosper. From the organization’s Sales Training Manual and Business Development Guidebook to the “Fast Track to Accessorization” brochure and hands-on training conferences, PRO offers its members invaluable marketing and training advantages.
Networking: PRO members connect with peers, colleagues and suppliers at SEMA-sponsored trade shows, PRO council meetings, functions and special events. PRO members receive priority registration and discounted or free rates.
Industry Awareness and Recognition: Members receive quarterly communications highlighting PRO activities and pertinent industry news. During the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, PRO members are given special invitations to attend the annual NovemberFest awards reception that pays tribute to industry leaders.
June: Industry Discussion and Planning Meeting,Detroit, Michigan
July 13: Collector Car Appreciation Day
October 30: NovemberFest Awards Reception,SEMA Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 1: General Membership Breakfast Meeting,SEMA Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
November 1: Technical Skills & Training Conference, SEMA Show, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 3: PRO Virtual Town Hall
Visit www.SEMA.org/pro for updated calendar
PRO Member Testimonial
I believe that being a member of PRO keeps Auto Trim Restyling at the forefront of all that’s current in our industry. Staying in the loop and staying ahead of our competitors is the difference between a restyler and a PRO restyler.
—Kevin McGowan, President, Auto Trim Restyling
Message From The Chair Of PRO
Membership in a council is one of the greatest benefits of being a SEMA member. You are able to connect with people and companies that work with and represent your segment of the industry. Once you get involved, you see just how much work is done behind the scenes to preserve and grow the automotive aftermarket for the future. From the educational opportunities and increasing your professionalism and skill set to legislative concerns, the councils focus on maintaining a healthy industry.
—Eldon Bracken, President,Graphic Mart
PRO Select Committee Testimonial
Serving on the PRO council has given me the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about other segments within our industry and the challenges that we face in this increasingly competitive market. Through working with our peers, we strive to provide value-added programs to our member companies and allow them a forum to address industry issues.
—Brian Champa, General Sales Manager, Check Corp.