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New Job!

I debated giving this an O/T title, but feel like it is very much on topic. I started a new job on August 1 as Events/Promotions Coordinator for Hi-Lift Jack Company. A part of my job will be working with off-road clubs and groups in assisting with their off-road events. I have spoken with Galen (lomodyj) last week at Camp Jeep, and look forward to talking with any of you who think we can do anything for your club. Contact me at [email protected] and I'll do what I can. I don't know yet just how much latitude I'll have, but will do all I can. I have a big learning curve here but hope to spend more time going to events other than the Bash and a couple of local events per year.
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WOW, that's pretty cool!
I need a new high lift, mine is a left over from the 60's, what's the chance board members can get a discount?
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Good deal Tom!

what about your other job? or is this a side gig?

definately sounds like a lot of fun!

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That sounds like an awesome job Tom, congratulations.

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Cool! That's a great position! Now go and take the family out for root-beer floats to celebrate!

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That's great Tom!!! How closely will you and Austin be working? That could get interesting. Hope everything is well with you and Dee. We need to get together for a Redbird trip and some festivities soon.

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Now go and take the family out for root-beer floats to celebrate!
Root beer? , ya right. I think Tom would prefer a case of Miller Lite tallboys!!!


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Good deal, Tom! Congratulations! You're perfect for the job.

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I'm really excited about this. Austin and I will be working pretty closely together. Our daily responsibilities are different, with him overseeing production and me working in the office. But we'll both be involved in the activities end of things. The big difference is that Austin will be going to some of the bigger events, and I'll be the one making arrangements, booking the events, making reservations, making sure the trailer has the right products loaded, etc. In other words, he'll be having fun. It's a great group to work with, which I knew before this job came up. I should be free to make more events in the area, like Wilstem and some of the Jamborees in the 3-4 state area. And we'll all be going to Vegas for SEMA in October. Dee is more excited than I am, but she won't be working while there.
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Hey Tom I have been meaning to call you, but you know how it can get. Jim told me about it and I called the ending!!!

Glad things are going well. Patty and I hope to see you soon.


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If you have never been to SEMA before, you will have a GREAT TIME!
Don't forget to soak up as many invites as you can, being taken out for food/drinks/shows ect. is part of SEMA.
It's our Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th and the Super Bowl all rolled into one!.

And record (write, text, email yourself, use a cell phone camera, ect) as many names, histories, and offers/ideas as you can.
We've heard some ideas there that tuned into good selling products!

I keep a Rolodex with buisness cards, pictures, and a short file from about everyone we met going back years.
Good to know their names, wife/kids names, when/where you met them after you don't hear or see anything from them for a few years, then they pop up running MSD or Holley or as the new editor of a magazine!...

Don't hack ANYONE off, you never know who is going to be running any given business or editing any given magazine in the future!
(me piss anyone off, SAY IT ISN'T SO!...)

It's some LONG hours! About two days setting up your booth and meeting the 'Grunts', Most will be good people and good contacts!

Then SEMA proper, and you just won't BELIEVE how crowded that place is going to be... Or how big it is!

Then you get to do some days where it's 12 hours 'ON'...
Not one misspoken word, not one person not greeted, not one mistake because you don't know who that 'Screw Up' is...
Might be a guy that was a buyer for the military or the editor for a magazine, or the production guy for a TV show...
One bad word can really come back to bite you!

Then everyone gets to do the "5 O'clock Dash" when it ends!
You have never seen so much stuff, such HUGE displays taken down in such a short period of time!
EVERYBODY tries to hit the doors at the same time!
It's always a real mess!

Find time to do some serious wondering around the show!
It's really impressive!!!

I'm not sure I can get out of it this year, so I might wind up out in the desert with you.
My idea of gambling is eating seafood off the buffet,
(BUFFET, Acronym meaning "Big Ugly Fat Folks Eating Together")

If you get to take some personal time either before or after, rent a car and take the tour of Hoover dam. It's only about 20 minutes out of town and a great thing to see!

We took the helicopter ride out to the grand canyon the last time I had to go to SEMA. Great thing to see from the air!
I'd seen it from the ground, but I had NO IDEA until I saw it from the air!
Reasonable too at about $330 for the pair of us!

I forget the name of the place, but you can rent a loaded Rubicon and do some 'Wheeling' while you are there, and a couple of the after market places will have 'Wheeling Arena' displays set up outside to show off their stuff. Those are real fun of it's not too hot!

BTW, Welcome to the circus!
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