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

 

  

   

      

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 catch bids for Batson donation

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 in Jackson. 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 Jackson at the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association Convention Center through its Mississippi State Auctioneer Championships where contestants auctioned items donated by members. 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.

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 Auctioneer Championship.

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

Mississippi auctioneers hold annual convention

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 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 board members, and attend 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. New officers were elected for 2017 after a brief lunch catered by Chimneyville of Jackson. 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 MAA holds bid calling contests annually auctioning donated items to raise money for a charity voted on by the attending members. 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. Bidders raised money to be donated to the Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson.

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

MAA names Zach Hodge recipient of George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship

July 13, 2016

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association and Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. announced Zach Hodge from Laurel, Miss. as this year’s George W. Martin Memorial Auctioneer Scholarship winner. Hodge was chosen from a talented pool of students seeking to gain their auction license. Hodge is attending Nashville Auctioneers School July 9th – 17th in Tullahoma, Tennessee. 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. Hodge plans to attend Jones County Junior College located in Jones County, Miss. in the fall of 2016.

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.

“I am glad that Zach was chosen for the inaugural George Martin memorial scholarship,” said Jeff Martin, President/CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc. “George loved the auction industry and always provided young auctioneers the time to help them in any way. George believed in helping others and I am sure he would be proud of Zach for having the desire to become an auctioneer. 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 http://www.mississippiauctioneers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/MAA-Scholarship-Application.pdf. Deadline for applications is December 1.

Scholarship Recipient Zach Hodge shown with presenter Jeff Martin, President/CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc.

Scholarship Recipient Zach Hodge shown with presenter Jeff Martin, President/CEO of Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc.

MAA auction raises money for Shriners Hospital in Shreveport, La

April 6, 2016

The Mississippi Auctioneer’s Association raised more than $680.00 to be donated to the Wahabi Shriners Hospital in Shreveport, La. The Association raised the money during its annual convention held in Jackson at the Ebenezer’s Restaurant March 4 through its Mississippi State Auctioneer Championships where contestants auctioned items donated by members. Steve Ryals, Brooklyn, was chosen as the 2016 Mississippi State Auctioneer Champion. Johnny Wright took home the title of Mississippi State Rookie Auctioneer Champion. Ryals and Wright competed with other auctioneers from around the state in front of a panel of judges for the titles.

The winter 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 Auctioneer Championship.

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

MISSISSIPPI AUCTIONEERS HOLD ANNUAL CONVENTION

April 6, 2016

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association held its annual convention March 4, at the Ebenezer’s restaurant in Jackson.

The winter 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.

This year, about two dozen industry leaders were in attendance. The meeting was opened by President William Head, Jr. of Head Auctions, Flora, with a silent prayer. The convention welcomed a guest speaker before entering into round table discussion of topics affecting the auction industry. New officers were elected for 2016 after a brief lunch catered by Ebenezer’s. Forest native and Nanih Waiya resident Courtney Jo Weaver was elected as the new president of MAA. Henry Redmond of Poplarville and Brett Hollingsworth of Forest, were named vice president and secretary/treasurer respectively. The Association also voted in four new board members: Johnny Wright, Ovett; William Head, Jr., Flora; Corbert D.Hollingsworth, Forest; and Steve Ryals, Brooklyn, were elected to the Associations board of directors.

The MAA holds bid calling contests annually auctioning donated items to raise money for a charity voted on by the attending members. When the final gavel fell, Steve Ryals took home the top honor as the 2016 Mississippi State Champion Auctioneer. Johnny Wright was awarded the distinction of Mississippi State Rookie Auctioneer Champion. The contest raised more than 680 dollars to be donated to the Wahabi Shriners Hospital in Shreveport, La, more than doubling funds raised during last year’s championship fundraiser.

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

Mississippi Auctioneers Association donates to help local children.

February 17, 2009

Donation by the Mississippi Auctioneers Association made to the Boys & Girls club of Central Mississippi & The Blair E. Batson Childrens Hospital.

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association has raised money through their annual January member meeting fun auction in order to make a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi.

The donation is helping the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi provide youth development programs to thousands of disadvantaged kids.

Justin Edens, Kelly Hogue, William and Zach Head made the donation in person at the Boys & Girls club this month.

In addition to the Boys & Girls Club, the Mississippi Auctioneers Association has made a donation to the Blair E. Batson chairty also supported by the National Auctioneers Association.

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