SEMA’s third Town Hall of the 2017 series kicked off in Lake Zurich, IL with more than 160 SEMA members and non-members at Heidts Automotive Group. Members had the chance to take a tour of their impressive facility, network with local industry leaders and SEMA staff, as well as take part in an interactive discussion with SEMA’s Board of Directors Chairman Doug Evans, Chair-Elect Wade Kawasaki, and CEO and president, Chris Kersting.
Attendees had the unique opportunity to have their questions addressed directly by Chris, Doug, and Wade which covered a range of industry topics and concerns. Attendees were also able to visit SEMA staff stations to get an in depth look at SEMA membership benefits and resources currently available.
The night’s discussion included the below main topics:
Chris spoke about the ongoing efforts to combat the EPA’s proposed motorsports regulations which will prohibit vehicles from being modified for racing and performance. Chris shared that the effort has been reintroduced at the beginning of a new congress and now more than ever is the perfect opportunity to let your congressman know where you stand on the issue by submitting a letter at SEMA.org/rpm.
Mike Spagnola, VP of the SEMA Garage, spoke about new resources the garage offers to help members through the E.O. application process, emissions lab, tech transfer and 3D scanning services. Get to know your SEMA Garage benefits and programs by visiting www.semagarage.com.
Also addressed during the discussion, was SEMA’s efforts to bring more market data to the hands of members. SEMA’s Market Research department has provided comprehensive data reports available to all SEMA members, with its latest offering being Vehicles in Operations Counts. Learn more by visiting www.sema.org/research.
Thank you again to our gracious hosts at Heidts for hosting SEMA’s 3rd Town Hall Meeting of 2017. If you want to learn more about SEMA’s Town Halls contact Kristen Fregoso at 909-978-6681 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.