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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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Just For Members: IAA Logo Download Available

ATTENTION MEMBERS! Are you looking to print more business materials? Do you need the Iowa Auctioneer Association logo? Members of the association can place our association logo on their websites, business cards, and more, to show the public that YOU are representing a community of peers that promote friendship, networking, and best practices.

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Congratulations to our Iowa State Champion Auctioneer

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Jared Chambers of Corydon, IA was awarded the title ‘Iowa State Champion Auctioneer’ on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Iowa State Fair during the Auctioneer Contest Finals. 

The top five finalists – Kam Hartstack of Clarinda, 3rd runner up, Justin Steward of Wyoming, 2nd runner up, Jordan Cannon, Central City, 1st runner up, and Jeff Graber of Lincoln, MO, reserve champion.

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State Fair Semi Finals & Final Auction

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To make it to the Iowa State Champion Auctioneer contest each August, IAA members batten in our preliminary contest during the IAA Annual Convention in February.  Our top 20 advance to the finals at the Iowa State Fair. Five judges officiate the final round at the Iowa State Fair. Contestants are rated on speed, bid calling ability, salesmanship, and appearance. This August 15 at 9 AM our contestants will be auctioning off 55 Kolbalt tool packages donated by Lowe's Companies, Inc. Proceeds will benifit 3 of Iowa's childeren hospitals. 

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2017 Iowa State Auctioneer Contest Finals

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The Iowa State Fair is right around the corner and that means the 2017 Auctioneer Contest Finals will light up the Anne & Bill Riley Stage on August 15, 2017. Starting at 9 am, 20 contestants will battle it out to be the next Iowa State Champion! Contestants are judged on speed, bid calling ability, salesmanship and appearance. 

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Free Admission to Industry Learning Sessions for IAA Members

The Iowa Auctioneers Association is excited to offer two FREE industry learning seminars on Monday, August 14, at the Des Moines Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center. These seminars are free for all current 2017 IAA members. 

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Thank You For Your Service and Leadership!

Iowa Auctioneers Association (IAA) wants to thank three retiring board members, as well as, the chairman of the board, Jodi Sweeney-Egeland, for their past service on the IAA board of directors.

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