Auctioneer association plans state convention

As many as 150 auctioneers and their staff are expected to attend the annual state convention of the Colorado Auctioneers Association (CCA) scheduled for Jan. 4 to 6 in Denver.

The three-day event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center will offer a series of presentations on various aspects of the auction business, including customer service, fund-raising auctions and social media.

 Speakers will include Hannes Combest, chief executive officer of the National Auctioneers Association; Jack Donley, a Colorado Spring-based lawyer who practices auction law; Tim Luke, a collectibles appraiser who has appeared on the “Antiques Roadshow” and “Cash in the Attic” television shows; and Lynne Zink, the 2012 international auctioneer champion in the women’s division.

The Colorado state championship auctioneer contest is set for Jan. 5 and expected to attract more than 15 contestants who will vie for the opportunity to represent the state in a competition at the National Auctions Association convention in July. A “first-timers” contest for newcomers to the auction profession will precede the state championship.

The convention also will include an annual business membership meeting and the election of officers and members of the  CCA board of directors as well as a luncheon during which one or more association members will be inducted into the CCA Hall of Fame.

The CCA represents about 135 members and promotes the auction method of marketing to buyers and sellers through professionalism, education and experience.

For more information about the CCA or upcoming state convention, contact Rich Schur, president of the association, at (866) 290-2243.