The mission of the Young Executives Network (YEN) is to cultivate young talent in the automotive aftermarket industry by implementing educational seminars and networking events. YEN does this by taking advantage of the resources available through social-media networking as well as in-person networking at industry trade events.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) set out on a mission to inspire and encourage women in the automotive industry by creating a social-media campaign aimed at raising awareness of the critical roles women lead within SEMA-member companies. First launched at the 2016 SEMA Show, the “She Is…” program provides peer-to-peer recognition, which SBN in turn considers for its monthly member spotlights and the network’s annual awards.
One of the key goals of the Manufacturers Representatives Network (MRN) is to address industry issues and develop strategies and programs designed to meet the special needs of manufacturers’ reps. One issue that has directly affected MRN is the challenge manufacturers face when looking for quick and easy representation in a select region. To solve that issue, MRN launched RepMatch.
The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) is always searching for new ways to keep its members informed about current research and trends in the marketplace. Here are a few resources that technology enthusiasts may appreciate.
When it comes to wheels and tires, the world experienced new technological advancements even before the industry itself existed. There was a time in history when a wheel wasn’t a wheel; it was just an unspoked wooden disc that our Neolithic ancestors used as a revolutionary tool.
“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” We have heard it in seminars, seen it posted on professional networking sites, and framed as motivational artwork on the wall. What does it mean? Is it achievable, and if so, how?
SEMA’s education team launched its Career Services program in the first quarter of 2016 and has received significant support from employers in the industry. Many successful new initiatives and events have taken place since then to help strengthen the employment market in the automotive aftermarket industry.
The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) has continued to not only grow its membership of young automotive professionals but also to improve upon and create new programs for its members. As the 2017 SEMA Show approaches, YEN is excited to announce the opportunities that young professionals have to connect with each other and YEN’s leadership during the week of the Show.
The SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) is dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women who work in the automotive aftermarket industry. Through community and education, SBN has been providing women with the opportunity to connect with each other, become more engaged in the industry, and develop themselves professionally.
Manufacturers’ representatives play an important role in the automotive aftermarket industry and can play an important role in your company, as well. Utilizing rep agencies can expand your presence in the market, reach new customers, and be a great complement to your current sales force. Many manufacturers are utilizing the services of independent sales reps and consider them as instrumental pieces in their overall sales goals.