News & Announcements

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. Donates Auction Items for Iowa Champion Auctioneer Contest at State Fair

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Join state fair patrons on Tuesday, August 14 on the Anne & Bill Riley stage at 9:00 AM to help support this amazing cause while witnessing 20 of the finest auctioneers represent the Midwest. Can’t make it to the fair on Tuesday? No problem! You may still support this great event by going to bidspotter.com and placing prior bids or joining in live through bidspotter.com.

A very big THANK YOU Lowe's Compaines, Inc. of the Des Moines metro for making this event great by donating all of our auction items. Our auctioneers can showcase their talent while working to help benefit three children’s hospitals. Each year the sales of the auction items will be donated to one of the three children's hospitals on a rotating basis - Blank Children’s Hospital of Des Moines, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

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Professional Ringmen Education - August 13

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We invite our members and the auction industry to our pre-finals educational seminar by Brian Rigby on Monday, August 13, 2018, in Des Moines. Founding the Professional Ringmen’s Institute in 1996, Brian and his team of professional instructors have had the pleasure of training and improving the performance of hundreds of great people in our live auction industry. 

SCHEDULE UPDATE: 3:00-8:30 PM  program with a dinner break

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Summer Newsletter - June 2018

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The June 2018 edition of the Hawkeye Auctioneer Newsletter is now available online.

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Are You Going to Jax in July?

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Will You Be in Jacksonville, Florida in July? We will! Make sure that you meet up with the rest of the IAA members at the 2018 NAA Conference and Show on Thursday, July 19 at 11:15 AM. 

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2018 NAA Conference and Show
Jacksonville, Florida

Thursday, July 19, 2018
11:15 AM

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Meet the Top 20 Auctioneers in the Midwest

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During the preliminary auctioneers contest at the Iowa Auctioneers Association's annual convention, twenty of the best auctioneers in the state and midwest are chosen to battle it out at the Iowa State Fair. This year we decided to bring one more. Twenty-one professional auctioneers will be vying for the top spot of "Iowa State Auctioneers Champion" on the Anne & Bill Rilley Stage. Given the level of precision and professionalism, it takes to earn a spot in the state fair finals gives spectators a sense of the talent they can expect to see. 

The finals are held under normal auction conditions and each contestant will sell their assigned items to the crowd - rain or shine. Each of our contestants is a dedicated professional auctioneer, some first generation, some fourth, but each brings the spirit and drive of a true professional. 

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Spring Newsletter - March 2018

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The March 2018 edition of the Hawkeye Auctioneer Newsletter is now available online.

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​Martha Boyle Inducted into the Iowa Auctioneers Hall of Fame

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Des Moines, IA – On February 3, 2018 the Iowa Auctioneers Association (IAA) inducted Martha Boyle, Holstein, IA into the Iowa Auctioneers Hall of Fame. Martha is the 50th member and second ever female to be inducted into the IAA hall of fame since inception in 1974. The first female inductee was Jerilyn Ann Bergthold of Hannibal, MO in 2004.

Martha grew up in an auctioneer family with generations of commitment to the industry. After graduation from the University of Notre Dame, Martha moved back to her hometown in 1992. Soon after began to work for the family business where she eventually became business partner with her father. Martha received her real estate license in 1999 and attended the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 2003.

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Highlights: 2018 IAA Convention Winners & More!

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Congrats to all that came and participated! The Iowa Auctioneers Association annual convention attracts not only Iowa auction professionals, as well as professional auctioneers from across the country. The three-day event includes seminars from a variety of national speakers. Saturday, Feb. 3 contest where held to name the 2018 Ring Person Champion, the 2018 Rookie Champion, and determine the 2018 Iowa Auctioneer Contest finalists that will go on to compete at the Iowa State Fair in August. 

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