SEMA’s 2017 Town Hall series officially kicked off in Phoenix, AZ at Baer Brakes Inc. with 150 SEMA members and non-members in attendance at the February 16 Town Hall Meeting. Members had the chance to take a warehouse tour, network with local industry leaders, and be a part of a facilitated discussion with SEMA’s CEO and president, Chris Kersting.
Main topics covered during the discussion included:
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.
SEMA Data Co-Op was another topic of discussion. Jim Graven, Director of Membership gave a recap of how SEMA Data Co-Op can help both Manufacturers and Retailers by managing and providing clean product data to better sell and market products. Learn more by visiting: www.semadatacoop.org.
Also addressed during the discussion was one of SEMA’s newest benefits – Vehicles in Operation, a benefit providing free vehicles in operation data that is free to SEMA members, they just need to fill out an inquiry found at www.SEMA.org/VIO.
Thank you again to our gracious hosts at Baer Brakes, Inc. for hosting the first 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 email@example.com.