SEMA Town Hall Meetings: Chattanooga, Tennessee

The SEMA Town Hall Meeting in Chattanooga, TN was a huge success with the appearance of U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and 100 members/non-members in attendance.  Members had the opportunity to discuss hot topics with Bob Corker while networking with industry leaders. Main topics covered during the panel discussion:

  • How to get the young generation involved

  • How to volunteer with SEMA

Corky Coker and the other panelists gave great examples of involvement by joining SEMA networks and SEMA's educational programs. Joining a free SEMA network: YEN (Young Executive Network), SBN (SEMA Businesswomen Network) and ETTN (Emerging Trends and Technology Network) are great outlets for young professionals to get more involved. For the younger generation, Scooter Brothers, Wade Kawasaki and Doug Evans discussed that the association brings over 300 schools to the SEMA Show each year. SEMA encourages students to work in exhibitor booths, giving them possibilities for future jobs. For more information on education programs please e-mail Juliet Marshall at


We would like to extend a special thanks to the great folks at Coker Tire Co. Inc. for hosting the event and U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) for attending. Other big thanks to our panelists: SEMA Board of Directors member Doug Evans (Source Interlink Media), former SEMA Board member, Corky Coker (Coker Tire Co. Inc.), Scooter Brothers (COMP Performance Group) and Wade Kawasaki (Coker Tire Co. Inc.) for their assistance with this first-ever town hall meeting in Chattanooga.

Date / Time: 
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Coker Tire
Facility 2: 
1317 Chestnut St.
(909) 978-6697
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