|Visit ARMO's website.|
ARMO Select Committee Elects Alex Tainsh as Chair-Elect
Tainsh is a founding member of ARMO and has been an active member for
12 years. His accomplishments begin with a combined 16-year stint at P.U.I and
Soffseal, and he is currently the sales and marketing manager for TrimParts.
Throughout his many years with ARMO, he has worked passionately to
promote the "Take a Kid to a Car Show" program and, most notably,
headed up the Colton Camaro project. When asked about future projects,
Alex reiterated the importance of young enthusiasts and the
preservation of the restoration market.
As Alex begins his two-year term as Chair-Elect, Laura Bergan will assume Chairwoman duties July 1.
ARMO Long-Range Planning Meeting
ARMO will hold its 2010 Long-Range Planning meeting on Thursday,
January 28, at the SEMA headquarters in Diamond Bar, California.
Open to current and potential council members, the meeting provides the
opportunity to learn about the initiatives that the council is focused
on and the issues the group is currently addressing. The leadership of
the council will be available during the meeting to address concerns
and challenges and listen to suggestions for bettering the hobby and
ARMO Long-Range Planning Meeting Schedule
- 7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
- 8:00 a.m. – Open Membership Meeting
- 12:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch
- 1:30 p.m. – Select Committee Meeting (Closed)
To participate in the ARMO Long-Range Planning meeting, e-mail Gina Ledesma at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, January 21.
ARMO Column in SEMA Member News
Read ARMO's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
For more information about ARMO, visit the council's website.
|Visit HRIA's website|
HRIA Long-Range Planning Meeting
Find out the current direction and focus of the HRIA during the council's Long-Range Planning meeting, Saturday, February 6, at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
The meeting is the ideal opportunity for HRIA members to interact with
the council's select committee and discuss challenges and opportunities
that face the hot rod industry today.
HRIA Long-Range Planning Meeting Schedule
- 7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
- 8:00 a.m. – Open Membership Meeting
- 12:00 p.m. – Networking Buffet Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. – Select Committee Meeting (Closed)
For more information, e-mail Gina Ledesma at email@example.com by Monday, January 18.
HRIA Column in SEMA Member News
Read HRIA's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
For more information about HRIA, visit the council's website.
|Visit TORA's website.|
TORA Mourns the Loss of Jeff Stevens
Members of the TORA were sadden to hear the news that Jeff Stevens died on December 29 of pancreatic cancer. He was 52.
Formerly employed with Advantage Truck Accessories and most recently
at Safety Kleen, Stevens was laid to rest at the Oakridge Cemetery in
Goshen, Indiana, on January 4.
TORA Column in SEMA Member News
Read TORA's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit MPMC's website.|
MPMC Motorsports Marketing Seminar Big Hit
MPMC-sponsored seminar, "Motorsports Marketing: How to Measure Your
Return,” was a definite winner at the 2009 SEMA Show. A panel of
motorsports industry experts was moderated by ESPN/NHRA announcer Alan
Reinhart and answered questions on motorsports marketing options.
is very pleased with the event," said MPMC Chairman Bill Floyd. "This
came together very last minute, with little marketing effort, and we
had 68 people in the room. I have to thank the panel members and Alan
Reinhart for making this such a success. We’re already planning next
The panel members were:
- Bill Holland - Holland Communications
- Karl Fredrickson - Speedway Illustrated
- Brian Wolfe - Motorsports Director Ford Motor Company
- Steve Wolcott - ProMedia/NMRA
- Jessica Forrest - NASCAR Automotive Group
- Bill Floyd - RideTech
The seminar took place on Monday, November 2, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 pm., in North Hall Convention Center meeting room N262–N264.
MPMC Column in SEMA Member News
Read MPMC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit MRC's website.|
Manufacturers Seeking Rep List Now Available!
Manufacturers’ representatives are encouraged to contact Staci Bostock at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Manufacturers Seeking Rep List, which is available at no cost.
using information collected from manufacturers prior to the 2009 SEMA
Show, the listing contains details on manufacturers currently seeking
the services of manufacturers’ representatives along with the lines
available and company contact information. The list was originally
available in the MRC Rep Center during the week of the Show.
2010 MRC Long-Range Planning Meeting at PWA
MRC will be conducting its annual Long-Range Planning meeting in
conjunction with the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) Conference
at the Arizona Grand Resort on Saturday, September 25, 2010. All reps
are welcome and encouraged to participate in this open forum and
address issues faced daily by reps in all segments of the automotive
industry. Bring your ideas and suggestions to raise the bar for all
For us to be able to accommodate attendees
with food and beverage, we ask that you take a moment and contact Staci
Bostock at 909/396-0289 ext. 104 or e-mail email@example.com.
MRC Column in SEMA Member News
Read MRC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit PRO's website.|
PRO NovemberFest Is Huge Success
Chairman Karl Stearns credits the hard work of the council members for
the success of the group's NovemberFest at the 2009 SEMA Show.
first-ever PRO Industry Awards reception held at the SEMA Show was an
overwhelming success for the PRO council. Branded "NovemberFest," the
reception played to a packed house, as more than 200 attendees filled
Ballrooms D, E, F and G at the Las Vegas Hilton to standing room only.
The evening included a free commemorative event T-shirt, German-themed
food and bar menus and presentations of PRO’s annual industry awards.
am so proud of this council,” said PRO Chairman Karl Stearns. “At our
LRP in June, the idea for a reception was introduced. Someone suggested
we come up with a brand for the event so that it wouldn’t just be
another reception. Someone else suggested NovemberFest, and the
Select Committee was off and running. Select Committee members designed
the logo, menu, T-shirt and the bookmark invitation concept and
solicited sponsorship monies.
"SEMA did the final invitation layout, and
we kept them apprised every step of the way to make sure nothing fell
off the track. At the Show, we all pushed the invitations from our
booths and in the aisles. The process was a textbook volunteer
cooperation. The success of the actual event is icing on the cake.
We’re already looking forward to next year!"
NovemberFest was held on Tuesday, November 3, from 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Hilton.
PRO Column in SEMA Member News
Read PRO's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit SBN's website.|
Discover the SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by the SBN
“I’ll get by with a little help from my friends…” - Joe Cocker
Everyone needs help or expert advice from time to time, and SEMA’s
Mentoring Program is an excellent resource to get answers to all your
questions. Whether you need to know more about SEMA, market information
for a start-up company or advice on how to approach your boss about a
new position, the SEMA Mentoring Program can help.
Mentor” is perfect for one-time questions. You can expect multiple SEMA
mentors to provide online guidance and answers to your industry-related
Short-term Assistance/Guidance is for help with a
specific project or task. A SEMA council/committee mentor with the
expertise you seek will be paired up with you to provide guidance with
Long-term Relationship is helpful for developing
your professional career. In this program segment you will be paired
with a SEMA council/committee mentor who will provide guidance and
assistance for ongoing career development or a long-term project.
So whether you just need an answer to a question or you want to
cultivate a mentoring friendship, the SEMA Mentoring Program—Powered by
the SBN is available to help. After all, we can all use a little help
from our friends.
Visit the SEMA Mentoring Program now.
SBN Column in SEMA Member News
Read SBN's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
For information about SBN, visit the committee's website.
|Visit SPC's website.|
SPC Column in SEMA Member News
Read SPC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
For information about SPC, contact Nathan Ridnouer.
|Visit WTC's website.|
WTC Column in SEMA Member News
Read WTC's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.
|Visit YEN's website.|
you know that the SEMA Young Executives Network has more than 500
members networking in the industry and is the largest SEMA committee?
If you are employed by a SEMA-member company and are under the age of
39, then you can join the SEMA Young Executives Network for FREE. If
you are interested in becoming part of the team, please visit our
website at www.sema.org/yen.
YEN Member of the Month Spotlight
Did you know that YEN has a Member of the Month Spotlight on the SEMA
website and that anyone can be nominated? To view previous selections
or to make a nomination, visit www.sema.org/yen.
YEN Column in SEMA Member News
Read YEN's column featured in the January/February issue of SEMA Member News.