More than 500 women professionals in the automotive aftermarket industry belong to the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network (SBN). The women of the SBN are a dynamic group of individuals who are passionate about the advancement of women in the industry. The network provides members with programs and opportunities for personal growth. One of the network’s main initiatives is to reach out to the younger generation and act as mentors.
Ernie Silvers remembers wanting to be involved with SEMA the very first time he attended the SEMA Show as an exhibitor with Egge Machine Company. Now the CEO and president of Egge Machine, Silvers was overwhelmed with everything he observed during that first Show and knew that he would one day be involved with the association at a deeper level.
The Young Executives Network (YEN) hosted a networking-focused reception on Tuesday, November 3, during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The event featured personality-trait stations designed to spark conversations with like-minded individuals. Guests not only formed new business relationships and created great memories but also took part in honoring two individuals who received YEN’s annual awards.
The SEMA’s Businesswomen’s Network (SBN) hosted a slate of enriching events at the 2015 SEMA Show. The SBN believes in empowering the women of the automotive aftermarket industry. During the Show, SBN members and aspiring members attended a variety of events that ranged from networking mixers to educational seminars and meetings designed to inspire today’s youth. Three influential SBN members were also recognized for their work in the automotive aftermarket industry.
The SEMA Manufacturers’ Representative Network (MRN) hosted a collection of business-critical roundtable discussions for reps on November 2 at the SEMA Show. The attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and receive practical solutions that addressed real issues. The event also included a group discussion on trending topics.
The inaugural Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) networking event, held November 5 at the SEMA Show’s New Products Showcase, was a huge success. Focused on building community among automotive specialty-equipment engineers, product developers and industrial designers, the event featured several speakers who helped facilitate conversation on emerging industry technology and trends. The event included food, beverages and refreshments, courtesy of the network and SEMA. John Waraniak, SEMA’s vice president of vehicle technology, took a few minutes to address the attendees and let them know some of the latest and greatest things his group has been working on.
Amid the throngs and deluge of business at the 2015 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, members of the Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) took the time one evening to network, reunite with old friends, enjoy food and beverages, and honor one of their number with induction into the WTC Hall of Fame.
The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) announced the winners of four awards at its annual reception during the 2015 SEMA Show. The reception provided an opportunity for members of PRO to mingle, discuss issues important to the industry and enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues and friends.
The Motorsports Parts Manufacturers Council (MPMC) Hall of Fame immortalizes those who have made a significant contribution to the MPMC or to the motorsports parts manufacturing segment as a whole. Two MPMC Hall of Fame inductees were honored during an evening reception on Friday, December 11, at the Performance Racing Industry Show in the Indiana Convention Center.
The Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA) hosted its annual award ceremony at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The event offered current and prospective LTAA members with networking opportunities and honored outstanding members of the light-truck industry. Two awards were presented: LTAA Hall of Fame and LTAA Retailer of the Year.