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.

South Dakota vs. Wayfair- What you need to know

May 3, 2018

April 29, 2018

Visit https://www.auctiontax.com for more information.

You may or may not be aware that there is an industry-changing court case that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in April that could affect auctioneers and other business owners across the United States- “South Dakota vs. Wayfair.”

South Dakota recently passed a law for taxes to be collected across state lines for online sales and the like. The legislation calls for taxes not only to be collected, but at the tax rate of the buyers’ location, not the tax rate of the sellers’ location. It has been challenged and was heard by the Supreme Court in April. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case in June. There are 35+ states waiting to see the outcome of this court case to enact their own state law following suit. 99% of those states want to retroact the law THREE YEARS! As a result, sellers would be responsible for going back through records, contacting any out-of-state buyers, finding out the tax rate of their locations, collecting tax for three years of sales and remitting those taxes to their respective jurisdictions. PLUS, to do so, you may be required to hold a sales tax license in each state in which buyers purchase items from you, and in most cases a corresponding business license. By doing so, you will be subject to that jurisdictions regulations and police powers. Any non-collections would still be the fiscal responsibility of the seller. As of March 2014, there are 9,998 tax jurisdictions in the United States.

This not only affects the auction industry, but any business that sells out-of-state, particularly online, even through Craigslist sales or Facebook advertising; and “Mom-and-Pop” shops. Software exists to help carry out these tasks, but it is very costly. The costs to carry out this law’s requirements will cripple so many businesses as it worded.

The National Auctioneers Association has filed a brief in the case against South Dakota on behalf of auction industry professionals, supported by the Mississippi Auctioneers Association and more than 25 other state auctioneer associations. The NAA is arguing that we are not opposed to collecting due taxes; but, more reasonably, we would like to see taxes collected as a “point-of-sale” tax (as the current law provides). For example, if an item is sold by a company in Mississippi, Mississippi sales tax is collected. In most cases, the auctioneer is licensed by state and/or local government to conduct the auction, and in all cases governed by local laws. South Dakota’s argument that the nexus of the transaction is the location of the buyer would create an undue burden on the auction industry to be licensed and regulated by multiple jurisdictions and taxing authorities.

We fear that the fact that so many states are hungry for any kind of tax revenue that they will jump at this legislation if upheld in the Supreme Court. But the burden placed on so many small companies will be unbearable.

In addition to following this case at the Supreme Court level, we are voicing our concerns and our opposition to the legislation as written by South Dakota and any future plans for Mississippi to follow suit to our Mississippi state legislatures. 

For more information on this issue, please visit www.Auctiontax.com. Please take this issue very seriously for the sake of our industry and so many other companies around the country in danger of this heavy burden.

Local auctioneers to compete for world titles

May 2, 2018

            (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) Local auctioneers Henry Redmond, Poplarville, and Zack Massey, Starkville, are travelling to Hoffman Estates, Ill., this week to compete in the World Automobile Auctioneers Championships.

            Both will compete this Friday, May 4 among more than one hundred auctioneers and ringmen and women competing for a share of more than twelve thousand dollars of cash prizes and trophies. Starting at 8 a.m., three lanes of the ADESA Chicago automobile auction will host three competition categories including auctioneer, ringman and auction team. The auto auction will be covered with competitors and spectators from all across the country.

            Redmond will be competing in the auctioneer championship, while Massey will be competing for champion ringman.

            Massey has come close to the championship in recent years finishing second in 2016 in Missouri. Massey’s cousin, Dallas Massey, Starkville, won first place in the ringman championship category in 2017.

            Viewers can watch the competition via live streaming at www.niada.tv

            For more information about the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship, please visit www.autochampionship.com.

 

Good luck to both of our Mississippi auction pros this week from all of your friends at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association!

 

 

 

Weaver wins state auctioneer championship; Rogers wins rookie auctioneer championship

May 2, 2018

            There was a lot of fast talking going on at the Mississippi Auctioneers Association annual convention and bid calling championships April 29. 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.

            Weaver was presented with a plaque and entry to the International Auctioneer Championship at the National Auctioneers Association Conference and Show to be held in Jacksonville, Fla. in July. Rogers also received a plaque and Redmond received a certificate. 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.

            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 D’Iberville.

            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 the spectacular bid-calling competition and fundraiser.

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

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.

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