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SEMA eNews, Vol. 23, No. 21

2020 SEMA Board Election: Voting Ends May 26
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 23, No. 21
May 21, 2020

 
 

2020 SEMA Board Election—Voting Ends May 26

 

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

 
 

 ‌ // Breaking News            

 
PPP Funds Still Available, Loan Forgiveness Application Released

The two-year SBA loans at a 1% annual interest rate are issued through banks and local lenders.

 
SEMA Board Member Dr. Jamie Meyer Named President of PRI

Dr. Jamie Meyer, who served on the SEMA Board of Directors since 2018, has taken the role as President of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show and media company, effective this week.

 
SEMA Survey: How Can SEMA Help You and Your Company?

Now that restrictions are starting to lift, how can SEMA help you and your company?

 
Kim Pendergast Joins SEMA Board

Kim Pendergast, owner and CEO of Magnuson Products, has been selected to serve on the SEMA Board of Directors.

 
Coronavirus: Company-by-Company Response and Status

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

 
Top Applicants Selected for 2020 SEMA Launch Pad Competition

Each applicant will receive a complimentary, one-year SEMA membership, as well as one professional Launch Pad video and widespread awareness of their business through SEMA communication channels.

 
 

 ‌ // Business Tools            

 
SEMA News 35 Under 35: 10 Days Left to 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.

 
SEMA Industry Indicators: Gradual Economic Improvement Expected Over Coming Months

The economy reached what economists believe was the depth of the recession around mid-April, and expect gradual economic improvement over the coming months.

 
PPE Available to SEMA Members

SEMA-member companies are known for being innovative and adaptive, and the recent economic disruption has shown this to be true.

 
Modified UTV That Debuted at 2019 SEMA Show Now Available for Auction

The UTV was part of a pilot program and resulted in a custom-built vehicle.

 
Avoid Common Mistakes When Communicating Post Pandemic

As businesses prepare to open their doors, meeting expected safety standards and ensuring a comfortable social environment will be a top priority.  

 
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—Ford Bronco Sport Shows Off Horizontal Grille

Here are some up-close and personal shots of the new Bronco Sport.

 
New Products From Aeromotive, PFC Brakes, Meguiar's and More

SEMA eNews highlights products from member-companies each week.

 
 

 ‌ // Law & Order                 

 
SEMA Joins Call for U.S. Congress to Enact COVID-19 Safe Harbor Protections for Businesses

SEMA has joined forces with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in requesting the U.S. Congress to enact reasonable COVID-19 liability protections for businesses.

 
Pennsylvania Advances Legislation Allowing Motorsports to Resume

The Pennsylvania House Committee on State Government passed SEMA-supported legislation (H.B. 2489) that would allow outdoor recreational activities, including motorsports, to resume immediately under certain conditions.

 
Anti-Dumping Inquiries Being Pursued for Certain Southeast Asian Stainless Steel and Tires

The United Steelworkers union has filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on certain passenger vehicles and light trucks from southeast Asia.

 
 

 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

 
PRI Launches New Race Track Promoter Helpline

PRI's Government Affairs team is standing by to help navigate local, state, and federal rules, and keep facilities running.

 
Racing News: Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing Moves to St. Louis

Racing news from across the motorsports industry.

 
"She is SEMA" Member Spotlight: SBN Select Committee Volunteer Jenna Jefferies

The SEMA Businesswomen's Network (SBN) has named Select Committee Member Jenna Jefferies as this week's #SheIsSEMA Spotlight member.

 
TORA Volunteer Spotlight: Kathryn Reinhardt of 4 Wheel Parts/Pro Comp

As an automotive marketer, Reinhardt gives back to the industry by selling automotive parts and creating marketing programs that produce valuable market share.

 
Movers & Shakers: Turn 14 Distribution Acquires Substantially All Assets of Motovicity Distribution; Superformance Unveils Reimagined '65 MKIII-R Cobra

News and updates from Turn 14 Distribution, Power Automedia, Superformance and more.

 
 

 ‌ // Shows & Events           

 
'69 Corvette Places First in Northeast SEMA Young Guns Virtual Qualifier

Andrew Barra of Fishkill, New York, has claimed the fourth Golden Ticket, representing the Northeastern region, with his '69 Chevrolet Corvette.

 
SEMA Show STAGE Video Featuring WTC Leaders Tyson Boyer and Todd Steen; Must See for Those in the Wheel Industry

New video featuring SEMA Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) Leaders Tyson Boyer of Dill Air Controls and Todd Steen from Jackson Marketing Group at the 2019 SEMA Show STAGE is now available.

 
Reserve SEMA Show Booth Space Here

It's not too late to exhibit at the 2020 SEMA Show, November 3-6, in Las Vegas.

 
Mark Your Calendars

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

 
 
 

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