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SEMA eNews, Vol. 23, No. 31

SEMA Leadership Gives Members an Exclusive Look Into the State of the Industry
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 23, No. 31
July 30, 2020

 
 

SEMA Leadership Gives Members an Exclusive Look Into the State of the Industry

 

SEMA Chairman Tim Martin and SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting shared essential updates on the state of the industry, the association's programs and what to expect from this year's SEMA and PRI Shows during last week's SEMA General Membership Meeting.

 
 

 ‌ // Breaking News            

 
SEMA Show Feature Vehicle Applications Due Tomorrow

Exhibitors planning a feature vehicle for the Show are encouraged to mark their calendars now to allow ample time to choose the best car to represent their brand and promote its appearance appropriately.

 
Council and Network Awards: Last Chance to Submit Council Award Nominations

Nominations are open until August 3.

 
New Webinar Series Kicks Off With Practical Advice on Operating a Business During a Pandemic

SEMA's New "Shifting Gears: Back to Business" Webinar Series kicks off next week with "Building Customer Confidence," Wednesday, August 5, at 10:00 a.m. (PDT).

 
Nominate the Industry's Top Warehouse Distributor for a SEMA Award

The SEMA WD of the Year Award recognizes a warehouse distributor that has set their company apart as an industry leader by operating with integrity and superb business practices.

 
 

 ‌ // Business Tools            

 
2020 SEMA Show Registration: Receive Your Badges in the Mail

Early registration saves time, provides the benefit of having your badges mailed directly, and supports social distancing measures.

 
Boost Buyer Interest Through the New Products Showcase

The Showcase is the most convenient way to highlight your company's products and generate buyer leads outside of your booth.

 
Key Exhibitor Strategies for Getting Media Attention at the Show

Getting your share of attention from reporters at the SEMA Show can be a challenge that requires a good media strategy, along with a well-executed trade-show plan.

 
Proper Practices for Wheel and Tire Balance From Hennessy Industries' Stewart Peregrine

Stewart Peregrine of Hennessy Industries shared proper practices for wheel and tire balance during a recently released video from the 2019 SEMA Show STAGE.

 
Coronavirus: Company-by-Company Response and Status

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

 
Three Ways SBN Members Can Get Involved and Recognized Right Now

The SBN provides year-round networking, education and recognition opportunities for professional women in the industry.

 
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—Genesis G70 Shooting Brake Breaks Cover in Germany

While heavily camo'd, it's obvious that we're looking at the G70 wagon, which is expected to sport the Shooting Brake moniker.

 
New Products From LGE-CTS, Mishimoto, Vintage Air and More

SEMA eNews highlights products from member-companies each week.

 
 

 ‌ // Law & Order                 

 
SEMA Calls on U.S. Congress to Enact COVID-19 Safe Harbor Protections

SEMA, along with hundreds of trade associations and companies, have called on the U.S. Congress to provide temporary and targeted COVID-19 liability protection by passing the "Safe to Work Act" (S. 4317).

 
Bonneville Speed Week on Track for 2020 Race

The Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) is preparing the historic salt flats of Bonneville for the annual land-speed event of Speed Week (August 8–14).

 
Americans for Free Trade Coalition Supports Bipartisan Legislation in U.S. Congress to Extend Tariff Exclusions

The Americans for Free Trade (AFT) coalition, which includes SEMA, sent a letter urging the U.S. Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to extend product exclusions granted under the Section 301 China tariffs for at least one year.

 
 

 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

 
Industry Pioneer Sid Polan Passes Away

Sid Polan passed away June 18 due to failing health.

 
Enter Your Truck or Off-Road Vehicle to Be Featured at the SEMA Show

SEMA Truck and Off-Road Alliance (TORA) members are invited to apply to have their builds included in an exclusive premium vehicle spot at the 2020 SEMA Show, available through the council's Feature Vehicle Build Program.

 
Racing News: NTT INDYCAR Series and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca to Extend Agreement

Racing news and results from across the motorsports industry.

 
Movers & Shakers: Centerforce Hires Harold Menke as Director of Sales

News and updates from Centerforce, Hot Shot's Secret and more.

 
YEN Member Spotlight: Ralph Infanti of The Retrofit Source

The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) has named Ralph Infanti of The Retrofit Source as this week's YEN Spotlight Member.

 
PRO Member Spotlight: Donna Wagner of D.M. Wagner & Associates/ASE Education Foundation

Donna Wagner is a current PRO Select Committee volunteer, aftermarket career veteran and former college professor who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to PRO. 

 
 

 ‌ // Shows & Events           

 
Exhibitors Offering Products to SEMA Show Builders

SEMA Show exhibitors can expand their reach and product exposure by offering products to builders through the SEMA Show's Products for Project-Vehicle Builders list.

 
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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