SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 33, August 20, 2009

SEMA Council & Committee News: ARMO, HRIA, SBN Extend Award Nomination Deadlines



Click on the logo to visit ARMO's website.

ARMO Award Nomination Deadline Extended

The deadline date for award nominations has been extended to Friday, August 28.

Three prestigious awards will once again be given out at the ARMO Industry Awards reception on Tuesday, November 3, during the week of the 2009 SEMA Show. The ARMO Select Committee asks that you nominate those who have shown a dedication to the industry and restoration niche. Download a nomination form and send it in now.

Click on the links
below to view the criteria for the awards and to complete the
nomination forms.

If you need additional information or have any questions, contact Council Relations Director Jan Desma at 909/396-0289, ext. 134.

Valuable Seminar Available Online

If
you missed the ARMO-sponsored seminar, "10 Things You Can Do to Your
Website Today to Improve Your Results Tomorrow,” at the Hot Rod &
Restoration Trade Show, you can view the presentation online.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The
largest gathering of ARMO-member companies happens each year during the
SEMA Show. This year, the ARMO Reception is Tuesday, November 3, from
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., at the Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom C. Sponsorship
opportunities include prominent logo placement, premium seating, and
complimentary drink tickets. They range in price from $500 to $5,000. Check out the form for additional details.

ARMO Industry Awards Reception


5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

ARMO Open Council Meeting


7:15 a.m.9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

ARMO Roundtable

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Column in SEMA Member News

Read ARMO's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

For more information about ARMO, contact Jan Desma.

 



Click on the logo to visit HRIA's website.

 

HRIA Award Nominations

 

During the HRIA Industry Awards Reception industry icons will once again be recognized and inducted into the HRIA Hall of Fame. The council needs your help with the nomination and balloting process. There are so many worthy individuals we need to recognize that are extremely dedicated to our industry, let’s not forget them.

 

Simply download the nomination forms, take a moment to fill them out and send them in to the SEMA headquarters.

 

  • HRIA Hall of Fame (Contact Jan Desma at 909/396-0289, ext. 134, for more information)

 

The deadline was extended to Friday, August 28. For more information on HRIA award nominations, contact Jan Desma at 909/396-0289, ext. 134.

 

5:15 p.m.8:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

HRIA Closed Select Committee Meeting

 

7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

HRIA Column in SEMA Member News

 

Read HRIA's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

 

For more information about HRIA, contact Jan Desma.

 

 



Click on the logo to visit LTAA's website.
LTAA Closed Select Committee Meeting
7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
LTAA Industry Reception

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

LTAA Column in SEMA Member News

 

Read LTAA's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

 

For more information about LTAA, contact Jim Skelly.


 


Click on the logo to visit MPMC's website.
MPMC Media Trade Conference Exhibitor Registration Open!

Exhibitor registration for the 2010 MPMC Media Trade Conference is
online and open now! MPMC Member companies may register online at www.sema.org/mpmc-media-trade-conference.

The 2010 MPMC Media Trade Conference takes place January 19–21, 2010, at
the LAX Embassy Suites South, in El Segundo, California. The MPMC Media
Trade Conference is a truly unique event that brings manufacturers and
editorial staff from national and international media together for three
days of face-to-face, 30 minute meetings.

Nowhere else can a
manufacturer have the opportunity to meet with editorial staff from so many
publications and mediums. Only MPMC member companies are eligible for
the MPMC Media Trade Conference. Not an MPMC member? Join here www.sema.org/mpmc.

Online Exhibitor Registration for the 2010 MPMC Media Trade Conference
will close on August 21, 2009, but don’t delay! Only 100 exhibitor
suites are available. Suites are selected via a random number lottery,
but any registrations received after August 21 will not be included in
the lottery and will be placed on the end of the wait list.

Only Exhibitor registration is currently open. Media registration will open on October 1, 2009.

For more information, contact Jim Skelly at 909/396-0289, ext. 103.

MPMC Column in SEMA Member News

Read MPMC's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

 

For information about MPMC, contact Jim Skelly.



Click on the logo to visit MRC's website.


MRC Long-Range Planning Meeting at PWA

MRC
will hold its annual Long-Range Planning Meeting at the
Arizona Grand Resort on Saturday, September 12, 2009, from 1:00
p.m.–7:00 p.m. Dinner will be served. All reps are welcome and
encouraged to participate in this open forum and address issues faced
daily by reps in all segments of the specialty-equipment industry.
Bring your ideas and suggestions to raise the bar for all manufacturers'
reps. For us to be able to accommodate attendees with food and
beverage, we ask that you contact Staci Bostock at 909/396-0289, ext. 104, by Friday, August 28, 2009.
The 8th Annual SEMA/MRC Rep Conference
When: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Where: Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix

In These Turbulent Times, Don’t Just Survive...THRIVE

Bryan
Shirley, president and CEO of the Manufacturers' Agents National
Association (MANA), will present an open and interactive session
addressing our industry’s biggest challenges in this turbulent economy.
An event all WDs, manufacturers and reps will not want to miss.

Take advantage of the reduced registration fees offered by the MRC!
Bring one company employee for the reduced rate of $50 and $25 for each
additional company employee. To sign up for the event, complete the new online Rep Conference registration form.

Join the council for open bar and appetizers compliments of the MRC Select
Committee and the Performance Warehouse Association. To learn more
about the MRC Rep Conference, visit www.sema.org/mrc or contact Staci Bostock at 909/396-0289, ext. 104.

MRC General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony

MRC will be holding its membership meeting and awards ceremony on
Sunday, November 1, from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. during SEMA Show week at
the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

MRC Column in SEMA Member News

 

Read MRC's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

 

For information about MRC, contact Staci Bostock.

 


 


Click on the logo to visit PRO's website.

 

PRO Closed Select Committee Meeting


3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

PRO Industry Reception


5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.


PRO General Membership Meeting

7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

 

PRO Column in SEMA Member News

 

Read PRO's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

 

For information about PRO, contact Jim Skelly.

 


 


Click on the logo to visit SBN's website.

 

SBN Award Nominations

 

SBN is currently seeking nominees for the committee's prestigious industry awards. The awards are open to all SEMA members across all industry niches. The SBN asks that you nominate those you have learned from, those you admire and those who are dedicated to the industry and have made a difference in the lives of others.

 

Download the nomination forms, take a moment to fill them out and send them in to the SEMA headquarters.

 

  • Mentor of the Year Award – (Contact Jan Desma at 909/396-0289, ext. 134, for more information)

The deadline to submit SBN award nominations was extended to Friday, August 28.

 

SBN Closed Select Committee Meeting

 

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

SEMA Networking Breakfast—Powered by SBN

7:30 a.m.9:00 a.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

 

Discover the SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by the SBN

 

“I’ll get by with a little help from my friends…” - Joe Cocker

Everyone needs help or
expert advice from time to time, and SEMA’s Mentoring Program is an
excellent resource to get answers to all your questions. Whether you
need to know more about SEMA, market information for a start-up company
or advice on how to approach your boss about a new position, the SEMA
Mentoring Program can help.

“Ask A Mentor” is perfect for
one-time questions. You can expect multiple SEMA mentors to provide
online guidance and answers to your industry-related questions.

Short-term
Assistance/Guidance is for help with a specific project or task. A SEMA
council/committee mentor with the expertise you seek will be paired up
with you to provide guidance with your project.

Long-term
Relationship is helpful for developing your professional career. In
this program segment you will be paired with a SEMA council/committee
mentor who will provide guidance and assistance for ongoing career
development or a long-term project.

So whether you just need an
answer to a question or you want to cultivate a mentoring friendship,
the SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by the SBN is available to help.
After all, we can all use a little help from our friends.

 

Visit the SEMA Mentoring Program now.

 

SBN Column in SEMA Member News

Read SBN's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about SBN, contact Jan Desma.

 


 


Click on the logo to visit SPC's website.

 

SPC Reception

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

SPC Column in SEMA Member News

Read SPC's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

 

For information about SPC, contact Jason Tolleson.

 


 


Click on the logo to visit WTC's website.

WTC Open Meeting

 

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

 

WTC Reception


5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.


WTC Column in SEMA Member News

 

Read WTC's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about WTC, contact Nathan Ridnouer.

 


 


Click on the logo to visit YEN's website.

 

Congratulations to Gregory Parker and Lee McGuire!

Gregory Parker of Martin & Company Advertising was elected YEN Chairman. Parker has served on the YEN Select Committee since 2005 and has been chairman of the SEMA Silent Auction Task Force. Lee McGuire of Skyjacker has been elected to serve as Chair-elect of the Committee. She will serve in a two-year term as Chair-elect until assuming the Chairman role in 2011.  
 

YEN Long-Range Planning Meeting


3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

YEN Reception

 

5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas.

Join YEN

Did you know that the
SEMA Young Executives Network has more than 500 members networking in
the industry and is the largest SEMA committee? If you are employed by
a SEMA-member company and are under the age of 39, then you can join
the SEMA Young Executives Network for FREE. If you are interested in
becoming part of the team, please visit our website at www.sema.org/yen.

 

YEN Member of the Month Spotlight

 

Did you know that YEN
has a Member of the Month Spotlight on the SEMA website and that anyone
can be nominated? To view previous selections or to make a nomination,
visit www.sema.org/yen.

YEN Column in SEMA Member News

Read YEN's column featured in the July/August issue of SEMA Member News.

For information about YEN, contact Jason Tolleson.

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