Nominate a Young Industry Leader for SEMA News’ 35 Under 35

SEMA News—April 2017

Industry News

By Amanda Gubbins

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Nominations for the 2017 SEMA News 35 Under 35 award will be accepted at www.sema.org/35-under-35 until May 31, 2017.
   

Nominate a Young Industry Leader for SEMA News’ 35 Under 35

For the fifth consecutive year, SEMA News is looking to highlight top-tier talent age 35 and younger in the automotive aftermarket industry. We need your input. If you know a leader who will be in that age range as of September 1, 2017—whether the individual is in manufacturing and design, marketing, retail, events and media, or distribution—we would like to hear from you.

Nominate a candidate online now at www.sema.org/35-under-35 for the 2017 SEMA News 35 Under 35. Nominations are due May 31, 2017.

Honorees will be chosen based on their business success, contributions to their organizations, industry knowledge and community involvement. We’ll honor the winners in the September issue of SEMA News and on www.sema.org.

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Visit www.aftermarketfoundation.org to learn more about how you can be involved in the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation.
 
   

Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation Gives Back to Those in Need

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) has spent more than 50 years giving back to aftermarket members and their families who have suffered from tragedies, including sudden death, illness and life-altering accidents.

The AACF’s mission is to “provide sustainable solutions for those in great need,” and the foundation is committed to servicing the automotive aftermarket community of employees, companies and families. The AACF has worked with thousands of affected members in the industry to alleviate the financial stress associated with significant loss or tragedy.

Any company or individual who would like to participate in the AACF Awareness Partner Program is welcomed. At no cost, the AACF will provide resources detailing its offered services.

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation directly at 772-286-5500 or info@aacfi.org, or visit www.aftermarketfoundation.org.

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Buyers and exhibitors participating in the 2017 SEMA Show are encouraged to book hotels early for the best selection and rates.
   

Book Now for SEMA Show Housing Discounts

Buyers and exhibitors participating in the 2017 SEMA Show are encouraged to book hotel rooms early for the best selection and rates. SEMA Show management negotiates travel discounts and secures a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make Showgoers’ trip to Las Vegas affordable.

OnPeak is the official SEMA Show housing services provider and delivers benefits such as:

  • Guaranteed low rates.
  • No penalties for adjustments or changes to reservation.
  • No booking, change or cancellation fees.

The SEMA Show Travel & Lodging page features a real-time listing of the hotel deals available for the 2017 Show. Visit www.SEMAShow.com/travel-and-lodging to view current discounts and book today.

Note: Attendees should be vigilant if approached by services other than OnPeak claiming to be official housing providers of the SEMA Show. Management is aware that other travel agencies may be aggressively pursuing your company to book guest rooms at supposedly significant discounts. If you are approached by such a company, notify SEMA Show management at 909-396-0289.

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The user-friendly SEMA HR Hub offers material analyzed by experts focused on HR-related common matters.
 
   

SEMA HR Hub: Complimentary Benefit for Employers

The newly launched SEMA HR Hub is live and accessible at www.sema.org/jobs. Small businesses with or without a dedicated human resources (HR) team can find great benefit in this new Career Center feature. A business that cares about its employees builds a strong foundation for a successful company and resilient industry. The user-friendly hub offers material analyzed by experts focused on HR-related common matters. Download sample policies and forms that are both dependable and relevant, which can help expedite and organize business processes.

This tool can help guide HR practices in areas such as:

  • Benefits and compensation
  • Best practices in HR
  • Discrimination and retaliation
  • Employee development
  • Employee relations
  • Federal employment laws

Users can also create bookmarks and receive automatic email alerts based on the parameters they set, allowing them to stay up-to-date on new trends and best practices.

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