2017 SEMA General Membership Meeting held in Conjunction with Town Hall Meeting in Suwanee, GA

SEMA Townhall 2017 - Suwanee, Georgia


More than 130 SEMA members and non-members attended the April 13 SEMA Town Hall and General Membership Meeting at Omix-ADA in Suwanee, GA. Attendees had the chance to take a tour of their Jeep museum and facility, network with local industry leaders and SEMA staff, and be a part of an interactive discussion with SEMA’s Board of Directors Chairman Doug Evans, Chair-Elect Wade Kawasaki, and CEO and president, Chris Kersting.

An engaged discussion followed as Chairman Doug Evans and Chair-elect Wade Kawasaki kicked off the annual General Membership meeting. Attendees had the unique opportunity to have their questions addressed by Chris, Doug, and Wade which covered a range of industry topics and concerns. Attendees were also able to visit SEMA staff stations to get an in depth look at SEMA membership benefits and resources currently available.

The night’s discussion included the below main topics:

Chris spoke about the ongoing efforts to combat the EPA’s proposed motorsports regulations which will prohibit vehicles from being modified for racing and performance. Chris shared that the effort has been reintroduced at the beginning of a new congress and now more than ever is the perfect opportunity to let your congressman know where you stand on the issue by submitting a letter at SEMA.org/rpm.

Mike Spagnola, VP of the SEMA Garage, spoke about new resources the garage offers to help members through the CARB E.O. application process, emissions lab, tech transfer and 3D scanning services. Get to know your SEMA Garage benefits and programs by visiting www.semagarage.com.

Also addressed during the discussion was one of SEMA’s newest benefits – the SEMA HR Hub, which serves as the automotive aftermarket’s inclusive resource for human resources related FAQ and best practices. Learn more by visiting sema.org/jobs.

Thank you again to our gracious hosts at Omix-ADA for hosting SEMA’s General Membership meeting and 2nd Town Hall Meeting of 2017.

If you want to learn more about SEMA’s Town Halls contact Kristen Fregoso at 909-978-6681 or email at kristenf@sema.org.  


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