2021: At Last—A Show to Reconnect! chads Mon, 11/01/2021 - 14:24
It has been two long years since the industry last gathered in Las Vegas for our annual trade event, so for everyone who has waited in anticipation, welcome to the 2021 SEMA Show!
Building a Voice of Impact chads Fri, 10/01/2021 - 13:01
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) was founded to represent a community of companies that serve the needs and passions of automotive enthusiasts around the world. There are a few different categories of SEMA membership—manufacturers, distributors/retailers, and a variety of service providers—but with few exceptions, only companies have ever been allowed to join SEMA.
On to 2022, and Beyond chads Wed, 09/01/2021 - 14:20
Having weathered more than a year of global pandemic and with the 2021 SEMA Show now clearly on the horizon, I want to draw your attention to recent SEMA research that yields some clarity on how the industry has managed during the pandemic and what we can expect moving forward.
Ready for Launch chads Sun, 08/01/2021 - 10:33
Ours is an industry built on imagination, fresh ideas and entrepreneurship, qualities that offer exciting opportunities. While the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas remains an obvious beacon for industry entrepreneurial activity, awareness of the scale and scope of innovation in the specialty automotive sector—and the opportunities it affords—has mostly been limited to the inner circle of our business community.
SEMA Data Services: New Needs, New Offerings, New Name chads Thu, 07/01/2021 - 23:07

SEMA News—July 2021

SEMA Data Services:

New Needs, New Offerings, New Name

By Chris Kersting

Strategic Priorities For the Year(s) Ahead chads Tue, 06/01/2021 - 16:04
Earlier this year, the SEMA Board of Directors met for the purpose of reviewing and updating the organization’s strategic priorities. Consensus was achieved regarding a range of important challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
Reaching Out To Lawmakers in 2021: Make Your Impact chads Sat, 05/01/2021 - 14:39
Once again in May, SEMA-member companies will be communicating directly with their elected representatives about the issues that concern our industry. Only it will be different this year—and, in certain ways, better.
Case Study: A Win Today, But More Challenges on the Horizon chads Thu, 04/01/2021 - 11:24
One of our top priorities for 2021 is to reinforce the automotive specialty aftermarket’s presence in Washington, D.C., and state capitals around the country. We know regulatory activity will be on the rise, especially in light of recent federal elections. Success over the next few years will require dedicated effort along with support from the industry. With sustained effort, we can prevail.
Talented Builders Deliver Despite COVID chads Mon, 03/01/2021 - 11:13
In a year that delivered a lot of obstacles, it’s been a challenge for enterprises of all types to stay focused and deliver on long-term goals and objectives. Here at SEMA, our team has been intent on making adjustments but also working with the industry to keep valuable, long-term programs and benefits on track. An example is the annual Battle of the Builders program, a show-car competition involving SEMA and the industry’s talented builders that helps energize people everywhere to engage and enjoy the automotive lifestyle.
The PRI Road Tour: Building Buzz for an Industry chads Mon, 02/01/2021 - 13:57

SEMA News—February 2021

The PRI Road Tour: Building Buzz for an Industry

By Chris Kersting

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