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WTC Reception Ready for Renaissance
reminds all wheel and tire industry professionals to stop by the
Renaissance Hotel Copa rooms on Wednesday, November 4, at 5:00 p.m. for
the annual WTC Industry Awards Reception. The Renaissance is located
directly adjacent to the Convention Center South Hall entrance, making
it the single most convenient place for wheel and tire exhibitors to
stop and relax after a long day on the Show floor.
"We’ll be presenting the 2009 WTC Lifetime Achievement Award during the
evening," said WTC Chair-Elect David Insull. "We also have a special
award announcement, of sorts. Wheel and tire professionals will want to
be on hand for that. We also have a few door prizes to give away. These
are valuable prizes, something that everyone will want to have. But to
have a chance at winning, you have to be there!"
WTC wishes to thank the following companies for sponsoring the reception:
- American Tire Distributors
- Discount Tire
- Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
- Standards Testing Labs
- Steele Rubber Products
- The Ultimate Wheel & Tire Plus Sizing Guide
WTC Open Meeting Postponed
The WTC Open Meeting
scheduled for Monday afternoon, at 1:00 p.m. in Meeting Room S233, has
been postponed to a later date. Logistics and scheduling conflicts with
principle speakers for the meeting could not be resolved, and the
meeting will be scheduled sometime in the future. WTC apologizes for
any confusion or inconvenience.
WTC Column in SEMA Member News
Read WTC's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
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Come to the ARMO Booth at the SEMA Show
ARMO would like to invite everyone to stop by the ARMO booth at the 2009 SEMA Show. The council will display three vehicles this year—a '66 Mustang, '69 Chevrolet Camaro and a '32 roadster. You can also see a video display of the ARMO New Products Showcase held earlier this year in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Throughout the Show, representatives from the ARMO council will be at the booth to answer your questions.
Check Out This Kid at the SEMA Show
Meet 16-year-old Race Safro in front of the SEMA Show with a restored '77 Ford Bronco on display. Safro has been involved with cars since he was 4 years old. Since that time, he has designed the custom interior of a Hollywood Gram and a chassis for a '32 Highboy, and he designed and built a '29 five-window Model A.
Most recently, Safro has taken on the responsibility of restoring a '66 Pontiac Lemans in which the owner has given Safro full permission to incorporate his creativity into the interior, paint and engine. Safro has been an advocate of ARMO's Take a Kid to a Car Show program, and he will be passing out items throughout the week.
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 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show, you can view the presentation online.
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, CR 1–3.
ARMO Shop Keepers Roundtable
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Convention Center, room N238.
Column in SEMA Member News
Read ARMO's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
For more information about ARMO, visit the council's website.
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HRIA Industry Awards Reception
5:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton, BR A–B.
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, CR 1–2.
HRIA Column in SEMA Member News
Read HRIA's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
For more information about HRIA, visit the council's website.
|Visit TORA's website.|
New Location for TORA Industry Reception
TORA will present its annual industry awards on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, during the TORA reception at the Renaissance Hotel. This will be the first time that TORA presents awards at the SEMA Show, and also the first time that their reception will be at the Renaissance.
"We’re really looking forward to this year’s reception," said TORA Chair Elect George Lathouris. "It’s exciting to present our awards as part of the SEMA Show, and it’s exciting to move to a new venue. The Renaissance is literally right out the door from South Hall, so we’re accepting no excuses for no-shows. The new products section is also in South Hall, which will make it convenient for our awards committee to pick our Best New Products winners. This year’s Show is nothing but positive for us."
The TORA Industry Reception is in Ballrooms 1 and 2 of the Renaissance, Wednesday, November 4, from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 pm.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
TORA wishes to thank the following member companies for their generous
sponsorship of the upcoming TORA Industry Reception on Wednesday,
November 4, from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 pm at the Las Vegas Renaissance Hotel.
"Words cannot express our appreciation to all these companies who were
able to find some budget in this tough economy, to help keep the
tradition of our TORA Reception going," said TORA Chairman Kelly
Kneifl. "Now I’m looking forward to thanking each of them at the event."
- Access Roll Up Cover
- Keystone Automotive Operations
- Wescoast Marketing Inc.
- American Technology Components
- Hellwig Products
- Husky Liners
- Jotto Desk
- Pilot Automotive Inc.
TORA 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, room S226.
TORA Column in SEMA Member News
Read TORA's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit MPMC's website.|
MPMC-Hosted Seminar Adds Reinhart as Moderator, NASCAR Rep to Panel.
The MPMC-sponsored seminar “Motorsports Marketing: How to Measure Your Return” will now feature ESPN/NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart as co-moderator along with MPMC Chair Bill Floyd.
Jessica Forrest of NASCAR’s Automotive Group also joins the panel of experts who will lend their perspectives on various questions dealing with marketing in motorsports.
The panelists now include:
- Bill Holland - Holland Communications
- Karl Fredrickson - Speedway Illustrated
- Morgan Lucas - Lucas Oil and Top Fuel Driver
- Brian Wolfe - Motorsports Director Ford Motor Company
- Steve Wolcott - ProMedia/NMRA
- Jessica Forrest – NASCAR Automotive Group
The seminar is on Monday, November 2, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, meeting rooms N262–N264.
Media Registration Now Open for Media Trade Conference
All 100 available manufacturer suites have been filled, and MPMC is looking forward to another successful event. The MPMC Media Trade Conference will be at the Radisson Suites in Covina, California on January 19–21, 2010. For more information on the event, go to www.sema.org/mpmc.
MPMC Column in SEMA Member News
Read MPMC's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
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MRC General Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony
and the MRC invite you and a guest to witness the induction of its
newest member into the MRC Hall of Fame and the presentation of the
prestigious STAR Award.
MRC will host the annual General
Membership Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel,
Pavilion 11, on Sunday, November 1, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. The special
guest speaker is Bryan Shirley, president and CEO of MANA.
Seating is limited. Please take a moment and contact Staci Bostock at
909/396-0289 ext. 104 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday,
MRC Column in SEMA Member News
Read MRC's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit PRO's website.|
Inaugural PRO Reception at the 2009 SEMA Show
PRO invites all industry professionals to attend its first NovemberFest reception to meet and network with OEM restylers, manufacturers, industry media and others on Tuesday, November 3, 5:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m., in the Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom D.
“This is the first-ever PRO reception in Las Vegas and we’re determined to set the bar high and host an event our members and other industry guests will find beneficial,” said PRO Council Chairman Karl Stearns. “The restyling industry is strong right now and there are many exciting opportunities, so we encourage everyone to make plans to attend NovemberFest.”
Attendees need not be members of PRO or SEMA to be a part of this inaugural event, but SEMA representatives will be present for those interested in joining onsite. SEMA membership offers benefits such as additional networking events, education regarding new resources, sales ideas and techniques and valuable industry insight.
PRO will host an open bar and hors d’oeuvres thanks to donations from event sponsors Advantage Truck Accessories, Insignia Group, Restyler’s Choice, Katzkin, ICI and Classic Design Concepts. All attendees will receive commemorative T-shirts from Eagle Enterprises.
The council will also honor leading restyling companies and individuals at Novemberfest, including winners of the following awards: PRO Restyler of the Year sponsored by Insignia Group, PRO Manufacturer of the Year sponsored by Grote Lighting, the Jim Borre Lifetime Achievement Award and the Nat Danas Person of the Year Award sponsored by Truck & Auto Customizing magazine.
Also of interest to companies in the restyling industry is the PRO Open Meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2009, from 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center meeting rooms N219–N222. PRO is dedicated to addressing the challenges facing the restyling segment of the automotive aftermarket and to developing effective strategies for dealing with industry-specific issues.
PRO Closed Select Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 1, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton, CR 1–2
PRO Industry Reception
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, during SEMA Show week at the Las Vegas Hilton, Ballroom D
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, rooms N219–N222
PRO Column in SEMA Member News
Read PRO's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit SBN's website.|
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, CR 1–2
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, Ballroom A
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 September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
For information about SBN, visit the committee's website.
|Visit SPC's website.|
SPC Reception at the SEMA Show
After a day on the SEMA Show floor, join the industry at the SPC reception and enjoy a relaxed lounge atmosphere. The SPC reception is set for Wednesday, November 4, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., at the Las Vegas Hilton, Palvilion 6. For more information, contact Jason Tolleson.
SPC Column in SEMA Member News
Read SPC's column featured in the September/October issue of SEMA Member News.
For information about SPC, contact Jason Tolleson.
|Visit YEN's website.|
YEN Long-Range Planning Meeting Date and Location Change
YEN Long-Range Planning Meeting: Monday, November 2, 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Las Vegas Convention Center, Rooms N219–220
YEN Party Goes Pool Side—Annual Reception Moves to the Renaissance Hotel
YEN will make a splash with their annual reception at the SEMA Show. To
be held at the Renaissance Hotel Pool on Tuesday, November 3 from 5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., the event will provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere to network with others within the industry.
“The YEN Reception has become a must-attend event at the SEMA Show,”
said YEN Chairman Gregory Parker. “As with all YEN events, the
reception will provide a great opportunity for members to network and
establish valuable industry contacts. We invite all current YEN
members, as well as anyone interested in learning more, to support YEN
In addition, recipients of the 2009 Young Executive of the Year and Vanguard Awards will be announced at the reception.
YEN Young Executive of the Year Award is presented to an individual who
has had a positive impact on the industry. The recipient of the award
must be a member of YEN and have demonstrated exceptional service,
integrity, professional growth and business ethics throughout the last
12 months. The YEN Vanguard Award is presented to an individual,
business, organization or sanctioning body that has influenced the
professional growth and/or cultivation of talent for young executives
through its actions, mentoring, visions and/or contributions for the
past, present and future.
5:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, during SEMA Show week at the Renaissance Hotel Pool
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 September/October issue of SEMA Member News.