Local auctioneer to compete in championship

July 13, 2018

(JACKSONVILLE, FLA) Courtney Jo Weaver of Nanih Waiya is set to take the stage this week to compete for International Auctioneer Champion.

The International Auctioneer Championship, hosted by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) will be held July 20 during the 69th annual Conference and Show in Jacksonville, Fla. Weaver will be competing against 14 other women and with 62 men for the coveted titles of Men’s and Women’s Champions.

Contestants are judged on presentation, chant and voice, effective auctioneering, interview response, and ambassadorship.

Weaver has worked in the auction industry for about 25 years and has sold anything from pies to real estate.

“I started out running tickets from the auction block to the office when I was seven years old and I just worked my way up from there to working in the office and then as a ticket clerk and ringman out on the auction block before deciding to obtain my auctioneer’s license in 2011,” said Weaver.

The industry veteran is a real estate broker and she is a second generation auctioneer and marketing/advertising manager for Hollingsworth Enterprises, Inc., a local auction and sales company her father Corbert D. Hollingsworth, Forest, started in 1995. She currently serves as the 2018 Mississippi Auctioneer Champion and as president of the Mississippi Auctioneers Association. The Forest native resides with her family in Nanih Waiya.

Watch Weaver compete in preliminary competition Friday morning between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. through live streams on the National Auctioneers Association Page on Facebook and on YouTube at http://www.conferenceandshow.com/livestream. Seven women and 15 men will advance to compete in the finals beginning at 6 p.m.

For more information about the National Auctioneers Association, visit www.auctioneers.org.

Officers elected to serve third term; Rogers elected to MAA Board

May 2, 2018

            There was a lot of fast talking going on at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association’s annual convention held April 29 in D’Iberville.

            The Association voted for officer positions for 2018. Forest native and Nanih Waiya resident Courtney Jo Weaver was re-elected as president to serve a third term. Henry Redmond of Poplarville and Brett Hollingsworth of Forest, were also named to third terms as vice president and secretary/treasurer, respectively. Eric Rogers of Perkinston was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.

            The annual conference is the most anticipated event of the MAA’s year, as auction professionals across the state gather together to hear world class guest speakers, network with like-minded professionals, elect officers and board members, attend and compete in the spectacular bid-calling competition known as the Mississippi State Auctioneer Championship. Bidders helped to raise hundreds of dollars to be donated to the Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. When the final gavel fell, Courtney Jo Weaver took home the top honor as the 2018 Mississippi State Champion Auctioneer, after a tie run-off with Henry Redmond who finished as Reserve Champion. Eric Rogers of Perkinston was awarded the distinction of Mississippi Rookie Auctioneer Champion.

      For more information about the Mississippi Auctioneers Association, visit mississippiauctioneers.org.

Mississippi auctioneers hold annual convention

May 2, 2018

            There was a lot of fast talking going on at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association’s annual convention held April 29 in D’Iberville.

            The annual conference is the most anticipated event of the MAA’s year, as auction professionals from across the state gather together to hear world class guest speakers, network with like-minded professionals, elect officers and board members, and attend and compete in the spectacular bid-calling competition known as the Mississippi State Auctioneer Championship.

            This year, about two dozen industry leaders were in attendance. The meeting was opened by President Courtney Weaver with a prayer from Secretary/Treasurer Brett Hollingsworth, both of Hollingsworth Enterprises, Inc. in Forest. The convention focused on a variety of topics affecting the auction industry and featured guest speaker Will McLemore, CAI, of Nashville, Tenn., who educated members how to focus to make more money. Members also voted for new officers. Forest native and Nanih Waiya resident Courtney Jo Weaver was re-elected as president to serve a third term. Henry Redmond of Poplarville and Brett Hollingsworth of Forest, were also named to third terms as vice president and secretary/treasurer, respectively. Eric Rogers was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.

            The MAA holds bid calling contests annually auctioning donated items to raise money for a charity chosen by the attending members. When the final gavel fell, Courtney Jo Weaver took home the top honor as the 2018 Mississippi State Champion Auctioneer, after a tie run-off with Henry Redmond who finished as Reserve Champion. Eric Rogers of Perkinston was awarded the distinction of Mississippi Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Bidders helped to raise hundreds of dollars to be donated to the Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson.

            For more information about the Mississippi Auctioneers Association, visit www.mississippiauctioneers.org

 

  

   

      

Jeff Martin Auctioneers wins NAA 2017 Marketing Competition awards

July 10, 2017

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) Local auction company Jeff Martin Auctioneers was among the winners of the 2017 National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY.

Among 850 entries, only the top marketing campaigns emerged on top. Jeff Martin Auctioneers was awarded first place for it’s entry submitted by Britney Ross in the Photography Division: Technology In Use at Auction, “Gentlemen, start your engines.”

The company also was awarded second place for it’s Print and Digital Division Automobiles & Trucks Postcard entry also submitted by Britney Ross.

Jeff Martin Auctioneers will be formally recognized for its achievements at a private reception July 13 during NAA’s 68th annual Conference and Show in Columbus, Ohio. Award recipients will be presented with their awards at that time.

According to NAA, the annual NAA Marketing Competition, presented in partnership with USA TODAY, continues its rise as the premier contest for NAA members to showcase their marketing efforts. The total number of entries again showed healthy member participation as seen over the past several years, and the quality level of those entries again was impressive. This year, top-level marketing efforts came forth from 22 states ranging nearly coast-to-coast.

The competition featured 56 sub-categories in seven categories across three divisions. Categories included but weren’t limited to: Postcards, Brochures & Catalogs; Newspaper/Magazine Print Advertising; Public Relations & Marketing; and Digital & Social Media.

The task of determining winners was given to a panel of marketing and advertising professionals who represent backgrounds in branding, promotion, media, public relations and graphic design. Judging criteria included considerations such as creativity, message, ad effectiveness, clarity and visual appeal.

For more information about Jeff Martin Auctioneers, visit www.JeffMartinAuctioneers.com. For more information on NAA, visit www.Auctioneers.org.

Local auctioneer to compete in national championship

July 10, 2017

Local auctioneer to compete in national championship

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) Courtney Jo Weaver , Forest, is set to take the stage this week to compete for international champion auctioneer.

The International Auctioneer Championship, hosted by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) will be held July 14 during the 68th annual Conference and Show in Columbus, Ohio. Weaver will be competing against 20 other women and with 74 men for the coveted titles of Men’s and Women’s Champions.

Contestants are judged on presentation, chant and voice, effective auctioneering, interview response, and ambassadorship.

Weaver has worked in the auction industry for about 25 years and has sold anything from pies to real estate.

“I started out running tickets from the auction block to the office when I was seven years old and I just worked my way up from there to working in the office and then working as a ticket clerk and ringman out on the auction block before deciding to get my auctioneer’s license about five years ago,” said Weaver.

The industry veteran is a real estate broker and is a second generation auctioneer and marketing/advertising manager for Hollingsworth Enterprises, Inc., a local auction and sales company her father Corbert D. Hollingsworth, Forest, started in 1995. She currently serves as president of the Mississippi Auctioneers Association.

Watch Weaver compete Friday afternoon through live streams on Facebook and YouTube at http://www.conferenceandshow.com/livestream.

For more information about the National Auctioneers Association, visit www.auctioneers.org.

Weaver selected to serve National Auctioneers Association

June 9, 2017

[June 8, 2017] Courtney Jo Weaver was selected to serve as an ambassador for the National Auctioneers Association (NAA). Weaver currently serves as president of the Mississippi Auctioneers Association and has been a member of NAA for three years.

The mission of the National Auctioneers Association Ambassadors is to perform duties with state and regional auctioneers in order to recruit and retain members for the association. Ambassadors are representatives of good will, performing duties that communicate the importance and relevance of the National Auctioneers Association. Weaver’s term as ambassador will begin August 1 with the NAA’s new fiscal year.

“I am honored to be selected to serve as an ambassador to represent the NAA and am excited to be a part of this team,” said Weaver.

Weaver is a real estate broker and auctioneer and the Marketing/Advertising Manager for Hollingsworth Enterprises, Inc., in Forest, Miss. She resides in Nanih Waiya with her husband Josh and their daughter Scarlett. To learn more about Weaver, visit her website at www.CWAuctionsandRealty.com. To learn more about Hollingsworth Enterprises, Inc., visit www.HollingsworthAuctions.com.

The National Auctioneers Association represents thousands of Auctioneers from the U.S. and across the world. The mission of the NAA is to provide critical resources to auction professionals that will enhance their skills and successes. The NAA’s headquarters are in Overland Park, Kan., and it was founded in 1949. To learn more about the auction method of marketing and the NAA, please visit www.auctioneers.org.

Henderson receives George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship

June 8, 2017

June 8, 2017

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association and Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. recently announced Grady Henderson, French Camp, as this year’s George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship recipient. Henderson was chosen from a talented pool of applicants seeking to gain their Mississippi auctioneer license. Henderson will be attending Nashville Auctioneers School in Tullahoma, Tenn. on a full tuition paid scholarship. Upon completion of the required auction class hours, Henderson will be able to register to take the Mississippi auctioneer’s licensing exam. Nashville Auction School has been training auctioneers from across the world for more than 50 years with innovative classes, state-of-the-art technologies, and some of the most qualified instructors in the industry. Many of Mississippi’s most successful auctioneers are alumnus of Nashville Auction School.

Henderson is currently seeking his Bachelor of Science degree in business and education and is expected to complete his degree later this summer.

MAA established a scholarship in 2016 to encourage qualified individuals to become successful auctioneers in an effort to ensure the integrity of the auction industry. This year’s scholarship was made possible by donations from members of the MAA and particularly by the donation of Jeff Martin Auctioneers of Brooklyn, MS. Jeff Martin established the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship in memory of his father, George W. Martin, who was a successful auctioneer for more than 40 years as well as a distinguished member of the auction community.

“George loved the auction industry and always provided young auctioneers the time to help them in any way,”said Jeff Martin, President/CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. “George believed in helping others. This scholarship was established in order to allow young adults the opportunity to attend auction school and to carry on George’s tradition of helping others.”

Applications for the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship are available through the Mississippi Auctioneers Association’s website at www.MississippiAuctioneers.org. Deadline for applications is December 1.

Martin wins state auctioneer championship; Hegwood wins state rookie auctioneer champion

April 19, 2017

It was a lot of fast talking going on at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association annual convention and bid calling championships April 3. When the final gavel fell, Jeff Martin took home the top honor as the 2017 Mississippi State Champion Auctioneer. Martin is President and CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers in Brooklyn.

David Hegwood of Brandon was awarded the distinction of Mississippi State Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Hegwood is an auctioneer and real estate agent for Nick Clark Auctions in Madison.

Martin and Hegwood competed with other auctioneers from around the state in front of a panel of judges
for the titles scored on introduction, ability to engage the audience, use of hand gestures and body language, speed and rhythm of chant, use of eye contact, knowledge of the items to be auctioned and overall presentation. This year,  auctioneers raised hundreds of dollars to be donated to Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson. The competition took place at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association’s annual conference held in Jackson.

The annual conference is the most anticipated event of the MAA’s year, as members and non-members alike gather together to hear world class guest speakers, network with like-minded professionals, elect officers and directors, and attend the spectacular bid-calling competition known as the Mississippi State Auctioneer Championship.

For more information about the Mississippi Auctioneers Association, visit mississippiauctioneers.org.

Mississippi Auctioneers elect new officers

April 19, 2017

It was a lot of fast talking going on at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association annual convention April 3 at the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Convention Center in Jackson.

The Association elected new officers for 2017. Forest native and Nanih Waiya resident Courtney Jo Weaver was again elected as president to serve a second term. Henry Redmond of Poplarville and Brett Hollingsworth of Forest, were also named to second terms as vice president and secretary/treasurer respectively. Nick Clark of Madison was elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.

The annual conference is the most anticipated event of the MAA’s year, as members and non-members alike gather together to hear world class guest speakers, network with like-minded professionals, elect officers and board members, and attend the spectacular bid-calling competition known as the Mississippi State Auctioneer Championship. Bidders raised money to be donated to the Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson.

When the final gavel fell, Jeff Martin took home the top honor as the 2017 Mississippi State Champion Auctioneer. Martin is President and CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers in Brooklyn. David Hegwood of Brandon was awarded the distinction of Mississippi State Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Hegwood is an auctioneer and real estate agent for Nick Clark Auctions in Madison.

For more information about the Mississippi Auctioneers Association, visit mississippiauctioneers.org.

Auctioneer Scholarship Available

July 26, 2016

 

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association (MAA) is currently accepting applications for the 2017 George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship through December 1. The scholarship awards tuition and/or fees credit of a select auction school to a qualified future auctioneer.

MAA established a scholarship in 2016 to encourage qualified individuals to become successful auctioneers in an effort to ensure the integrity of the auction industry. This year’s scholarship was made possible by donations from members of the MAA and particularly by the donation of Jeff Martin Auctioneers of Brooklyn, MS. Jeff Martin established the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship in memory of his father, George W. Martin, who was a successful auctioneer for more than 40 years as well as a distinguished member of the auction community.

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual or individuals who demonstrate a financial need, a sincere interest in becoming a licensed auctioneer and plans to participate in the auction industry as an auctioneer. Applicants must meet certain requirements and recipients will be chosen by the MAA.

The state of Mississippi currently requires 80 hours of education at an auction school approved by the Mississippi Auctioneer Commission. Currently, there is not an approved auctioneer school in Mississippi. As a result, the cost to attend such a school is often a setback for many individuals who wish to pursue a career as an auctioneer. Applications for the George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship may be obtained through the MAA’s web site at www.mississippiauctioneers.org.

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