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 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.

MAA members Head, Weaver complete NAA designation courses

July 26, 2016

William Head, left, and Courtney Jo Weaver, right, completed coursework towards auctioneer designations at NAA conference in Michigan in July.

William Head, left, and Courtney Jo Weaver, right, completed coursework towards auctioneer designations at NAA conference in Michigan in July.

Mississippi Auctioneers Association (MAA) members William L. Head, Madison, and Courtney Jo Weaver, Forest, recently completed designation courses offered July 17-19 prior to the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) International Conference and Show held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Head, who already holds designations of Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE), Certified Estate Specialist (CES), Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS), Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), and Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI)- the most highly respected educational designation in the auction industry- completed coursework toward his sixth designation, Auction Marketing Management (AMM). The AMM designation focuses on branding, marketing, audience and messaging, technology applications, Facebook marketing, online metrics and Google analytics, as well as traditional marketing.

Weaver completed coursework toward her first designation, Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE). AARE is NAA’s premier real estate designation which takes attendees through conducting a real estate auction from prospecting to closing after the auction. The three-day class also explores opportunities for real estate outside of the auction method of marketing.

Both designations require special reports of auction events, passing an exam, and continuing education to complete designation.

For more information on designation academies offered through NAA, visit www.auctioneers.org.

MS auctioneers attend NAA International Conference and Show

July 26, 2016

From left to right: Benny Taylor, Ruthie Taylor, William L. Head, Courtney Jo Weaver

From left to right: Benny Taylor, Ruthie Taylor, William L. Head, Courtney Jo Weaver

Mississippi auctioneers joined fellow auctioneers from across the world to attend the 67th National Auctioneers Association’s (NAA) 67th International Auctioneers Conference and Show and education courses in Grand Rapids, Michigan July 17-23, 2016.

Among the hundreds of professionals who made the trip, Mississippi Auctioneers Association (MAA) members Benny & Ruthie Taylor, Grenada; William L. Head, Madison; and Courtney Jo Weaver, Forest, attended the week long event. Auction industry professionals gather each year to hear world class speakers, gain invaluable education, attend the world’s largest auction trade show, attend and compete in International Auctioneers Championships and marketing competitions, network with hundreds of auction professionals, and to participate in elections and, of course, auctions.

Among the dozens of educational seminars available, designation courses are offered to auction professionals wanting to enhance credibility in specialized fields. Head and Weaver each completed accreditation courses in Auction Marketing Management and Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate, respectfully. Each designation involves classroom hours, special reports of auction events, passing an exam, and continuing education.

Along with industry-leading education, the annual Conference and Show also features exciting auction competitions. Each year, the International Auctioneer Championship (IAC) competition draws the most skilled and talented auctioneers from all corners of the globe to compete for a shot at being named the world’s top male and female bid callers. Of the 94 contestants, TJ Freije of Clayton, Indiana and Beth Rose of Maumee, Ohio took home the top honors.

To learn more about the Mississippi Auctioneers Association, visit www.MississippiAuctioneers.org. Visit www.Auctioneers.org to find out more about the NAA or www.conferenceandshow.com to view a list of events held at the 67th International Auctioneers Conference & Show.

Mississippi endorses Scott King for NAA Board of Directors

June 1, 2016

Scott King

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association proudly endorses Scott King for NAA Board of Directors. His experience as an auctioneer and as a member of the NAA for more than three decades speaks volumes for his commitment to our industry. The representatives of Mississippi’s association are confident in his vision to help our national organization plan for the future and are excited to see his contributions to the Pathway to 2020. Please support and vote Scott King for NAA Board of Directors.

More information about Scott King and his campaign can be found at http://www.votescottking.com. Election will be held at the National Auctioneers Association’s Conference and Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 19-23. Absentee ballots may be downloaded from http://www.auctioneers.org/naa-election and must be received by the NAA committee no later than July 1, 2016 to be counted as valid.

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