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SEMA eNews, Vol. 23, No. 20

Live Webinar: Updates and Answers to Your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Questions
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 23, No. 20
May 14, 2020


Live Webinar: Updates and Answers to Your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Questions


SEMA members are invited to get answers to their questions about the PPP, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. (PDT), during the live webinar "Everything You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program."


 ‌ // Breaking News            

Meet the 2020 SEMA Board Candidates—Voting Now Underway

SEMA has partnered with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) to administer the 2020 SEMA Board of Directors election.

Coronavirus: Company-by-Company Response and Status

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

Modified UTV That Debuted at 2019 SEMA Show Available for Auction May 18

The upgraded Honda Talon 1000R that made headlines after debuting at the 2019 SEMA Show is going on the auction block online through Bring a Trailer on May 18.

USTR Grants Exclusions From China's List 3 Tariffs Including Some Miscellaneous Auto Parts

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) granted exclusion requests for 146 List 3 products imported from China and subject to 25% tariffs.


 ‌ // Business Tools            

SEMA News 35 Under 35: Help Us Recognize Young Industry Talent

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.

Manufacturer's Best Resource When Reviewing, Updating Policies

Manufacturers who are reviewing or updating policies related to orders, price changes, terms of sales, returned checks and more can access the SEMA Motorsports Parts Manufacturing Council (MPMC) Business Guidelines Manual.

Webinar: Improve Business Operations by Focusing on Positive Change

The half-hour webinar provides new tips and strategies on how to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever before.

Online Webinar Series: How to Come Out of the Pandemic Stronger Than Before

The six-part webinar series is filled with tips and strategies to help SEMA members communicate, respond and plan for the changes resulting from the Coronavirus.

All Access Business Video Series Offers Educational Resources and Tips for Small Businesses

SEMA's All Access Business Video Series features the latest educational resources, tips for small businesses, development and training, and exclusive program offerings available to SEMA members.

SASP Exam Available to PRO Members at No Cost for a Limited Time

The exam, which helps restylers update their business practices and gain a head start on boosting sales, is available free-of-charge until June 12.

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

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Spy Shots—Porsche Cayman GT4 RS Caught Flogging The Ring

Stuttgart is developing an even hotter RS model of its mid-engined sports car, and here are the latest pictures.

New Products From Sinister Diesel, Edge Insight, Hooker BlackHeart and More

SEMA eNews highlights products from member-companies each week.


 ‌ // Law & Order                 

Webinar Identifies Best Practices for Returning Employees to Work After COVID-19

As the country sets its sights on efforts to recover from the COVID-19 epidemic, a critical element will be reopening businesses and putting employees back to work.

Meet the Industry's Legislative Allies: U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)

While there are more than a few automotive enthusiasts in Congress, U.S. Representative Doug LaMalfa's (R-CA) enthusiasm for the hobby and collection of classic vehicles puts him in a class by himself.


 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

Members Shift Operations to Fight COVID-19

The following companies have donated or retooled operations to help offer aid during this challenging time.

Hanging with the Hall of Fame—Carl Olson

Carl Olson's colorful career spans the full spectrum of experiences in the performance and racing industry.

Racing News: NMRA/NMCA Power Festival at World Wide Technology Raceway Postponed

Racing news from across the motorsports industry.

TORA Volunteer Spotlight: Joel Ayres of the Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation

Ayres is recognized for his many leadership roles within the industry and active volunteerism within the community.

Movers & Shakers: 3M Enters Three-Year Collaboration Agreement with Wrapmate

News and updates from 3M, Lucas Oil Products, Brenton Productions and more.


 ‌ // Shows & Events           

2020 SEMA Show Registration Open

The SEMA Show is scheduled for November 3-6, in Las Vegas.

The Vehicles Don't Disappoint at Virtual Young Guns Competition

The SEMA Battle of the Builders Young Guns virtual regional qualifier competition hit the southeastern states where Joe Wilder was named the winner with his '69 Chevy Camaro SS/RS build.

Receive the Lowest Price for Your SEMA Show Hotel

With the SEMA Show Space Selection process wrapping up early next week, companies are beginning to make Show plans, including booking rooms for November's Show.

Press-Release Best Practices for Media Coverage

In addition to sending it out to targeted journalists, exhibitors are encouraged to post their Show-related news and announcements to the SEMA Show Online Media Center.

Best of SEMA Video Archives: SEMA Show Vice President Tom Gattuso, Young Gun Keenen LaCour and the Jeep Gladiator

The SEMA Video Archives is about re-living special moments in our industry's history.

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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