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.

Mississippi auctioneers catch bids for Batson donation

May 2, 2018

        There was a lot of fast talking going on at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association annual convention and bid calling championships held April 29 in D’Iberville. This year, about two dozen industry leaders were in attendance and auctioneers raised hundreds of dollars to be donated to Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson.

            The Association raised the money during its annual convention held in D’Iberville through its Mississippi State Auctioneer Championships where contestants auctioned items donated by 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. The three contestants competed for the titles with other auctioneers from around the state in front of a panel of judges 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.

            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 directors, attend and compete in the bid-calling competition and fundraiser.

            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

 

  

   

      

2018 Mississippi Auctioneers Association Conference

April 26, 2018

Make Plans to Attend!

2018 Mississippi Auctioneers Association Conference
WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018 (THIS WEEKEND!)
WHERE: Comfort Inn & Suites Biloxi-D’Iberville
Call now to book your room with group code MS Auctioneers, limited rooms available! 228-396-0036
12009 Indian River Rd., D’Iberville, MS 39540

8 a.m. Meet & Greet
9 a.m Conference
11 a.m. “Dutch” Lunch

HIGHLIGHTS:
Guest Speaker: Will McClemore- “Focus and Make More Money”
2018 MAA State Champion Auctioneer & Rookie Auctioneer Championships- ***Please bring 2-3 items to donate to the auction.***
Members-Only Benefits
Upcoming Events
South Dakota vs Wayfair- What it means for you!
Officer Elections
Roundtable Discussion
Continuing Education

Hotel block requested for night of April 28. Hotel should extend discount to Friday or Sunday night if needed. Please call me or email me if you have any problems booking with the hotel. Please call and book with the hotel directly to receive group discount.

***Please bring 2-3 items to donate to the auction.***
Bring your auction industry friends!

**Membership dues are due. You may send checks to 2749 Highway 21, Forest, MS 39074 or bring your check to Conference. Invoices will be coming soon. Membership Dues: $100, Optional Scholarship Donation: $25. Please let us know if you have any questions. 601-469-2705/601-564-8414

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.

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