Michigan Auctioneers Association
Contact: Tricia Wiltjer, Executive Director
4529 Gibbs NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Ph: 616-785-8288 * Fax: 616-447-3761 * firstname.lastname@example.org
Websites: www.findmichiganauctions.com or www.msaa.org
Midwest Auctioneers Roundup: www.MidwestAuctioneersRoundup.com
Product/Service: State Auctioneers Association
The Annual Conference is held in January of each year. This two day meeting provides educational opportunities for new and experienced auctioneers alike. The advertising contest held at this meeting allows auctioneers to be recognized for their creativity and professional image. Members look forward to the fun auction held in conjunction with the banquet. The conference also provides continuing education credits needed for other states’ licenses.
Michigan Auctioneer Championship
Hosted at the MAA Annual Conference each year, the Michigan Auctioneer Championship is one of the highlights of the year, featuring the best of the best auctioneers from Michigan and beyond.
Michigan Ringman Championship
The Michigan Ringman Championship is held in conjunction with the Michigan Auctioneer Championship. Professional Ringmen are the backbone of the auction method of marketing. The create the excitement during the auction, relaying bids to the auctioneer and facilitating the flow of the auction. This is an exciting part of the Annual Conference.
Real Estate Continuing Education Course
Because so many auctioneers are also real estate licensees, MAA offers a one day course that meets the Michigan requirements for the continuing education credits needed annually by real estate licensees. This course is held in conjunction with the annual convention.
MAA on the Web
The MAA Website is a wonderful source of information for the auctioneer and the consumer. All MAA members have access to the Online Auction Calendar, Upcoming Events, the Discussion Forum and many other options. Each MAA Member is listed in a searchable directory for consumers to find an auctioneer that suits their needs.
Through the Annual Convention and Summer Seminar, you develop contacts with other successful auctioneers. One of the most exciting aspects of these events is the opportunity to meet new people and share knowledge and information. Any auctioneer will directly benefit from these ideas.
Midwest Auctioneers Roundup is a second opportunity for education and networking with other auctioneers throughout the state and beyond. The Summer Conference has been changed to the Midwest Auctioneers Roundup, which is now the premier networking opportunity for auctioneers in the Midwest. It is a multi-state networking event where auctioneers come together for some fantastic networking and educational opportunities. It hosts one day of networking fun with golf, shooting and more, plus one day of education.
The Michigan Auction Gavel
The Michigan Auction Gavel, an award winning publication, is the official publication of the MAA and is published on a quarterly basis. It is the information source for the association, containing information of benefit to members, advising them of association activities, upcoming meetings and current issues.
The MAA eGavel
A bi-annual Digital Publication of the Michigan Auctioneers Association, the MAA eGavel offers unique articles and info on upcoming events!
The annual directory is published in the spring issue of The Michigan Auction Gavel each year and lists all current members of MAA. This is an invaluable tool for becoming familiar with other auctioneers in your area and for locating individuals that you can contact for support in the industry.
If you produce professional advertising pieces or take exceptional and unique photographs at your auctions, this is an opportunity for you to showcase your work. A number of categories are available, and winners are awarded plaques. Whether new or experienced, a previous winner or a first-time entrant, you have an equal opportunity to garner a prize. Categories include auction promotion and company promotion.
Member Benefit Programs
The MAA has Many Member Benefit Programs to Save you money! Some of these programs include: Office Depot printing and purchasing discounts, Constant Contact Email management discounts, APS Merchant Services Program, Discounted Advertising through Community Papers of Michigan, Discounted Advertising through Auto & RV Publications, Batteries Plus Bulbs Discounts, Send Out Cards program, and more! Contact the MAA for more info. Get these money saving benefits today! Join the MAA!