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SEMA eNews, Vol. 23, No. 15

SEMA's Coronavirus Resources Webpage Updated Daily, Helps Industry Stay Informed About Government Programs and Guidance
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 23, No. 15
April 9, 2020


SEMA's Coronavirus Resources Webpage Updated Daily—Helps Industry Stay Informed About Government Programs and Guidance


SEMA has compiled resources on the association's Coronavirus Updates & Resources page to ensure that SEMA members have the latest information regarding small business loan programs, state shelter-in-place requirements, paid leave requirements for employees, OSHA worker protection requirements and more.


 ‌ // Breaking News            

Congress Intends to Add $250 Billion for Small Business PPP Loans

Congressional leaders are negotiating legislation to expand the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan by $250 billion with half of that amount being distributed through community banks.

SEMA Survey: The Specialty Equipment Industry Is Open for Business

Between April 1–7, 2020, SEMA conducted a survey of more than 2,000 people employed in the specialty-equipment industry.

Free Webinars Help SEMA Members Understand NEW Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Paid Leave Laws

SEMA members are invited to view free webinars to help navigate small business loan programs, including the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), in addition to labor and employment requirements resulting from the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Company-by-Company Response and Status

The following are examples of how several automotive specialty-equipment companies are responding to this unprecedented event.

SEMA Data Co-op Resellers Experience 20% Export Increases Since January 2020

A renewed focus on product data can help strengthen manufacturers and resellers amid a challenging business climate.

SEMA Councils and Networks Select Committee Nominations Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit SEMA councils and networks Select Committee nominations has been extended to April 13.


 ‌ // Business Tools            

Navigating the Pandemic: A Panel Discussion With SEMA Members

Presenter Gene Marks of The Marks Group and a SEMA-member panelist group representing manufacturing, retail and distribution share candid insights and strategies on the impacts of COVID-19 for individuals and businesses.

35 Under 35: Nominate a Young Candidate Now

If you know a leader who is age 35 or younger as of September 1, 2020—whether they are in manufacturing and design, marketing, retail, events and media, or distribution—we would like to hear from you.

Don't Miss SEMA Launch Pad May 3 Deadline

Now in its seventh year, the program provides emerging business leaders the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of iconic industry judges and compete for a prize that includes $10,000 to be used for the benefit of their business, and exhibit space at the annual SEMA Show.  

SEMA Board of Directors Voting to Open in May

The following candidates are vying for a seat on the SEMA Board of Directors.

Job-Hunting? Top Automotive Jobs Here

The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country.


 ‌ // New Products & Technology

Spy Photo
Spy Shots—Three-Row Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep is set to get a number of three-row SUVs in the next few years, and the Grand Cherokee three-row seen here looks like it'll be ready to join the truck-based Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.

New Products From MAHLE, Mishimoto, Powerteq and More

The new products featured are from members of the SEMA Data Co-op, the definitive, industry-owned and -operated centralized data repository.


 ‌ // Law & Order                 

OSHA Provides Guidance on Face Masks and Respirators

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued two memos providing guidance to employers on the use of face coverings for workers.


 ‌ // Global Update             

New SEMA Online Tool: International Resources

SEMA has created a new online toolbox bringing together numerous international resources and data in one central location.


 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

New SEMA Show STAGE Video: Brittany and Kevin Williams of LiteBrite Studios

A new video featuring  Brittany and Kevin Williams of LiteBrite Studios at the 2019 SEMA Show is now available.

Racing News: Race Organizations Announce Revised Schedules

Racing news from across the motorsports industry.

ETTN Members Share Insight, Advice Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The SEMA Emerging Trends and Technology Network (ETTN) recently reached out to members on how they are adapting to new challenges facing the industry during the Coronavirus pandemic.

SEMA "She Is" Member Spotlight: Race Winning Brands' Aliceje Keyburn

This month's SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) #SheIsSEMA Member Spotlight features Aliceje Keyburn of Race Winning Brands.

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools to Award $1 Million to Skilled Trade Educators

The program, which encourages skilled trades education in American public high schools, will give away more than $1 million in prize awards to 18 teachers and their respective programs.

TORA Volunteer Spotlight: Transfer Flow's Ben Winter

The SEMA Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA)'s Volunteer Spotlight features Ben Winter of Transfer Flow, an active volunteer of TORA's Education and Technology Sub-Committee.

Movers & Shakers: Companies Manufacturing Protective Equipment for Medical Professionals

News and updates from Covercraft, Tenneco, CRP Technology and more.

MOTOR Media and D1 Productions Launch "The Aftermarket Insider" Podcast Hosted by Joe Sebergandio

"The Aftermarket Insider" will feature candid and insightful interviews with the biggest names and personalities from the automotive industry, and explore today's hottest automotive trends, important issues affecting the aftermarket, news and new products, and groundbreaking automotive events, past and present.


 ‌ // Shows & Events           

Register Here for SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit

The eleventh annual SEMA Show Exhibitor Summit is regarded as the most effective way to prepare for the SEMA Show, and offers an insider's perspective on how to make the most of the of your Show exhibit.

Exhibitors: Booth Applications Still Being Accepted

It's not too late to apply for a 2020 SEMA Show booth.

Mark Your Calendars

Dates and locations have been scheduled for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities.


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