vrijdag 8 januari 2021

SEMA eNews, Vol. 24, No. 2

SEMA Kicks Off Virtual Education Program With Six Informative Topics
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 24, No. 2
January 7, 2021

 
 

SEMA Kicks Off Year-Round Virtual Education Program With Six Informative Topics

 

SEMA is kicking of a new Virtual Education Program designed to motivate, inspire and educate industry professionals in the new year.

 
 

 ‌ // Breaking News            

 
SEMA Accepting Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Applications
The program helps students pay for college tuition and outstanding student loans.
 
SEMA Garage to Host '20 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Measuring Session
The SEMA Garage will host has a Measuring Session for the '20 Chevrolet Corvette C8.
 
Post-Election Outlook in Washington
SEMA stands ready to advocate the interests of the aftermarket industry no matter what the prevailing political winds.
 
SEMA Issues Call for Speakers
Industry experts are invited to apply now to share new skills and ideas that will help automotive professionals succeed and thrive.
 
 

 ‌ // Business Tools            

 
Featured Products From Platinum SDC Members
Platinum status represents SDC manufacturers that have achieved the pinnacle of product data by putting in the extra effort to provide resellers with the most complete data sets available.
 
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: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Half-Door Makes Unofficial Debut
Jeep has been promising fans of the Wrangler (JL) a half-door solution since the model launched back in November 2017 at the L.A. Auto Show.
 
New Products From Warn, Polyvance, Steele Rubber and More
SEMA eNews highlights new products from industry companies each week.
 
 

 ‌ // Law & Order                 

 
SBA Extends COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Through End of 2021
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be accepting applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19.
 
California Accepting Applications for Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants
On December 30, 2020, California began accepting applications from small businesses and nonprofits seeking funds from the state's $500 million Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.
 
Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About the New PPP Program, January 19
SEMA members are invited to learn more about the new law during a webinar on Tuesday, January 19, at 11:00 a.m. (PST).
 
Business Liability Protection from COVID-19 Lawsuits Considered by More States in 2021
Efforts to enact SEMA-supported provisions to provide businesses with liability protection from COVID-19 related lawsuits were successful in 2020 in at least 16 states.
 
 

 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

 
SEMA Hall of Fame Member John Gaines Passes Away
John Gaines, a member of the 2020 SEMA Hall of Fame Class of 2020, passed away at his home surrounded by family on January 3, 2021.
 
Longtime SEMA Employee David Block Passes Away
Block worked for SEMA from 2003 until his retirement in 2019.
 
Facebook Live Chat: Dr. Jamie Meyer Discusses What's Next for PRI
The upcoming chat with Dr. Jamie Meyer, president of Performance Racing Industry, is scheduled for January 13, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. (PST).
 
Racing News: Jill Gregory Named Executive Vice President and General Manager at Sonoma Raceway
News and updates from around the motorsports industry.
 
Movers & Shakers: Hot Shot's Secret Launches "The Steve Sommers Overnight Drive"
News and updates from companies in the automotive specialty-equipment market.
 
TORA Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Cris Payne, Builder of 200+ SEMA Show Vehicles
The SEMA Truck & Off-Road Alliance's (TORA) newest Spotlight member is Cris Payne, owner of Truck Gurus.
 
 

 ‌ // Shows & Events           

 
Media, Manufacturers Prepare for One-on-One Interviews
Schedules are being prepared for more than 150 media members who have signed up to attend the 2021 SEMA MPMC Media Trade Conference, taking place entirely online January 26–28.
 
Mark Your Calendars
Dates and locations have been scheduled for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities.
 
 
 

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