Thu, 11/12/2020 - 14:19

By Ashley Reyes

Myles Kovacs
Myles Kovacs

As founder of DUB Publishing Inc., Myles Kovacs is a name that many in the industry are familiar with. He was also just recently announced as the 2020 SEMA Person of the Year, and he will join the SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) for a Facebook Live Chat, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. (PST).
Having propelled DUB Publishing and its family of companies into an annual $50 million-plus business, Kovacs will share his expertise and answer questions from attendees on “Entrepreneur 101—How to Start and Maintain Your Business.”

Kovacs continues to be leading voice of the influential, trend-setting youth segment, and has partnered with notable organizations targeting the youth market and young-adult culture. He is also an active advocate of the industry and has contributed to the success of many SEMA programs.

This live chat is the ideal opportunity to connect with one of Newsweek’s 10 Big Thinkers for Big Business in the 21st Century, and one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 25 Young Millionaires. Tune into the YEN Facebook page, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. (PST).

 

 

 

 

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 14:19

By Ashley Reyes

Myles Kovacs
Myles Kovacs

As founder of DUB Publishing Inc., Myles Kovacs is a name that many in the industry are familiar with. He was also just recently announced as the 2020 SEMA Person of the Year, and he will join the SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) for a Facebook Live Chat, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. (PST).
Having propelled DUB Publishing and its family of companies into an annual $50 million-plus business, Kovacs will share his expertise and answer questions from attendees on “Entrepreneur 101—How to Start and Maintain Your Business.”

Kovacs continues to be leading voice of the influential, trend-setting youth segment, and has partnered with notable organizations targeting the youth market and young-adult culture. He is also an active advocate of the industry and has contributed to the success of many SEMA programs.

This live chat is the ideal opportunity to connect with one of Newsweek’s 10 Big Thinkers for Big Business in the 21st Century, and one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 25 Young Millionaires. Tune into the YEN Facebook page, November 18, at 12:00 p.m. (PST).

 

 

 

 

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:44

By SEMA Editors

Topgolf
The TR Wholesale Solutions team, who played in Indianapolis, are the AACF Top Contender Champion winners. First runner up goes to Federated Auto Parts team who played in Richmond, Virginia; and second runner up awarded to Interstate Batteries team from Columbus, Ohio.

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has announced that the Inaugural AACF Top Contender National Championship was a big success. Teams of six enjoyed competing at Topgolf locations from coast to coast. “This was a fun solution to raise money for industry families in need and to offset revenue lost from our Annual Charity Las Vegas Golf Tournament being postponed,” said Executive Director Joel Ayres, “We saw an opportunity to try a new event, and it was a big hit!”

The TR Wholesale Solutions team, who played in Indianapolis, are the AACF Top Contender Champion winners. First runner up goes to Federated Auto Parts team who played in Richmond, Virginia; and second runner up awarded to Interstate Batteries team from Columbus, Ohio. Each player of the winning teams will be awarded crystal trophies and Amazon gift cards, sponsored by Truck Hero.

“We plan to continue this event next year, in addition to our Annual Charity Golf Tournament,” said Tyler Reeves, board trustee. “We saw such a positive response, had well over 200 golfers at 17 locations and feel there is endless potential to grow this event in the years to come.”

“We were proud that we were able to find a safe, fun, and all-inclusive fundraising event, during these challenging times.” said Ayres. “Our sincere thanks to the companies who participated and showed up to support the Foundation.”

If you would like to donate to the Foundation, visit www.aacfi.org/donate or contact Executive Director Joel Ayres at joel@aacfi.org.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:44

By SEMA Editors

Topgolf
The TR Wholesale Solutions team, who played in Indianapolis, are the AACF Top Contender Champion winners. First runner up goes to Federated Auto Parts team who played in Richmond, Virginia; and second runner up awarded to Interstate Batteries team from Columbus, Ohio.

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has announced that the Inaugural AACF Top Contender National Championship was a big success. Teams of six enjoyed competing at Topgolf locations from coast to coast. “This was a fun solution to raise money for industry families in need and to offset revenue lost from our Annual Charity Las Vegas Golf Tournament being postponed,” said Executive Director Joel Ayres, “We saw an opportunity to try a new event, and it was a big hit!”

The TR Wholesale Solutions team, who played in Indianapolis, are the AACF Top Contender Champion winners. First runner up goes to Federated Auto Parts team who played in Richmond, Virginia; and second runner up awarded to Interstate Batteries team from Columbus, Ohio. Each player of the winning teams will be awarded crystal trophies and Amazon gift cards, sponsored by Truck Hero.

“We plan to continue this event next year, in addition to our Annual Charity Golf Tournament,” said Tyler Reeves, board trustee. “We saw such a positive response, had well over 200 golfers at 17 locations and feel there is endless potential to grow this event in the years to come.”

“We were proud that we were able to find a safe, fun, and all-inclusive fundraising event, during these challenging times.” said Ayres. “Our sincere thanks to the companies who participated and showed up to support the Foundation.”

If you would like to donate to the Foundation, visit www.aacfi.org/donate or contact Executive Director Joel Ayres at joel@aacfi.org.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:32

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 5058/S.B. 5029) that would change how certain traffic infractions are enforced, including suspected exhaust noise violations.

Previously, the following traffic infractions were considered primary offenses: operating a motor vehicle without an exhaust system that prevents excessive or unusual levels of noise, absence of a light illuminating a license plate, and the application of certain sun-shading materials and window tinting films. Under the new law, police are not be able to stop motorists for such infractions but can add these citations if motorists are pulled over for other reasons.

For more information and to request support for these bills, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.

For details, contact Christian Robinson at stateleg@sema.org.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:32

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 5058/S.B. 5029) that would change how certain traffic infractions are enforced, including suspected exhaust noise violations.

Previously, the following traffic infractions were considered primary offenses: operating a motor vehicle without an exhaust system that prevents excessive or unusual levels of noise, absence of a light illuminating a license plate, and the application of certain sun-shading materials and window tinting films. Under the new law, police are not be able to stop motorists for such infractions but can add these citations if motorists are pulled over for other reasons.

For more information and to request support for these bills, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.

For details, contact Christian Robinson at stateleg@sema.org.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:32

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 5058/S.B. 5029) that would change how certain traffic infractions are enforced, including suspected exhaust noise violations.

Previously, the following traffic infractions were considered primary offenses: operating a motor vehicle without an exhaust system that prevents excessive or unusual levels of noise, absence of a light illuminating a license plate, and the application of certain sun-shading materials and window tinting films. Under the new law, police are not be able to stop motorists for such infractions but can add these citations if motorists are pulled over for other reasons.

For more information and to request support for these bills, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.

For details, contact Christian Robinson at stateleg@sema.org.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:17

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Aftermarket IP
The (virtual) Aftermarket IP Forum is coming up November 19-20, 2020.

The (virtual) Aftermarket IP Forum is coming up November 19-20, 2020. The two-day event will feature presentations on everything IP, including:

  • The Latest National IPR Center News
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and eCommerce
  • China Trade Deals and Global IP Enforcement
  • The Latest Track and Trace Technologies
  • The Impacts of COVID-19 and the Election on IP Protection
  • Cross-Industry Data Sharing
  • Recent Aftermarket Raids and Seizures
  • Access to Data and Brand Protection
  • Gray Market Goods & Counterfeiting
  • The SHOP SAFE Act & INFORM Consumers

Featured speakers and partner organizations include:

  • Michigan State University, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
  • International Trademark Association
  • SEMA
  • NASTF
  • IPR Center
  • MEMA
  • Battery Council International
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • American Bearing Manufacturers Association

Congressional Keynote

On Thursday, November 19, the Hon. Haley Stevens (D-MI-11), U.S. House of Representatives, will speak to what things will look like following the election and what this means for manufacturing and the future of intellectual property protection.

Special Pricing

Join as our guest using discount code “AA_Partner” to receive 50% off.

Can’t join the live broadcast? Don’t worry.

Register and you’ll gain On Demand access to every session.

Questions?  Contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:17

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Aftermarket IP
The (virtual) Aftermarket IP Forum is coming up November 19-20, 2020.

The (virtual) Aftermarket IP Forum is coming up November 19-20, 2020. The two-day event will feature presentations on everything IP, including:

  • The Latest National IPR Center News
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and eCommerce
  • China Trade Deals and Global IP Enforcement
  • The Latest Track and Trace Technologies
  • The Impacts of COVID-19 and the Election on IP Protection
  • Cross-Industry Data Sharing
  • Recent Aftermarket Raids and Seizures
  • Access to Data and Brand Protection
  • Gray Market Goods & Counterfeiting
  • The SHOP SAFE Act & INFORM Consumers

Featured speakers and partner organizations include:

  • Michigan State University, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
  • International Trademark Association
  • SEMA
  • NASTF
  • IPR Center
  • MEMA
  • Battery Council International
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • American Bearing Manufacturers Association

Congressional Keynote

On Thursday, November 19, the Hon. Haley Stevens (D-MI-11), U.S. House of Representatives, will speak to what things will look like following the election and what this means for manufacturing and the future of intellectual property protection.

Special Pricing

Join as our guest using discount code “AA_Partner” to receive 50% off.

Can’t join the live broadcast? Don’t worry.

Register and you’ll gain On Demand access to every session.

Questions?  Contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 13:17

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Aftermarket IP
The (virtual) Aftermarket IP Forum is coming up November 19-20, 2020.

The (virtual) Aftermarket IP Forum is coming up November 19-20, 2020. The two-day event will feature presentations on everything IP, including:

  • The Latest National IPR Center News
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and eCommerce
  • China Trade Deals and Global IP Enforcement
  • The Latest Track and Trace Technologies
  • The Impacts of COVID-19 and the Election on IP Protection
  • Cross-Industry Data Sharing
  • Recent Aftermarket Raids and Seizures
  • Access to Data and Brand Protection
  • Gray Market Goods & Counterfeiting
  • The SHOP SAFE Act & INFORM Consumers

Featured speakers and partner organizations include:

  • Michigan State University, Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection
  • International Trademark Association
  • SEMA
  • NASTF
  • IPR Center
  • MEMA
  • Battery Council International
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • American Bearing Manufacturers Association

Congressional Keynote

On Thursday, November 19, the Hon. Haley Stevens (D-MI-11), U.S. House of Representatives, will speak to what things will look like following the election and what this means for manufacturing and the future of intellectual property protection.

Special Pricing

Join as our guest using discount code “AA_Partner” to receive 50% off.

Can’t join the live broadcast? Don’t worry.

Register and you’ll gain On Demand access to every session.

Questions?  Contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.