August Updates

Here we are already in August, this year is quickly wrapping up.  I wanted to send a quick note to let everyone know that your AAA Board of Directors is already hard at work securing speakers and schedules for next year's Convention to be held February 3rd. - February 6th. 2022.   The board had the opportunity to meet August 3rd and set in place some very exciting  plans for the coming convention.  Mark your calendars now and plan to attend, we are only 6 months away.   Also during this meeting  board elections were held, and board positions are as follows.

Directors - Kim King, John Nutt, Wade Andrews, and Danny Thomas
Secretary of Treasure - Kirk Witcher
Board President - Dennis Huggins

It is an honor once again to be elected to serve as Board President.   The Arkansas Auctioneers Association has a strong membership full of extremely talented professional auctioneers.   The board members are always ready to help when needed.   Also if you ever have a question feel free to call any of the board members and we will do our best to get you an answer as soon as possible.   As more information becomes available concerning the exciting plans for the convention and also any updates we receive about the Arkansas Auctioneers Licensing Board and their Continuing Education requirements, we will forward that to everyone.

Thank you,
Dennis Huggins, AAA President

We are awaiting approval of the AALB to host Continuing Education Classes in the Fall of 2021. We hope to update you by September 15th. Please follow our Facebook page for updated information as it will be posted as it becomes available. 

Arkansas Auctioneers Convention Recap

The 2021 Conference for the Arkansas Auctioneers Association is in the books. Thank you to everyone who attended the convention. We had a great lineup of speakers and vendors. We were faced with several challenges, but due to the efforts of the board and membership who volunteered their help, this year's event was a success. I want to give a huge shout out to our Executive Director of the Association, Cali Crissup. Cali has the amazing ability to orchestrate the chaos of scheduling speakers, vendors, communicating with the hotel and keeping the board informed with such precision and efficiency, it is sometimes mind blowing.

Thank you to our speakers who  included Shawn Terrel, Brian Rigby, Nathaniel Frederick, Barrett Bray, and our own Kirk Witcher.  Each one presented current topics that affect the daily operations of the auction profession. Mr. Paul Colvin presented an outstanding Real Estate Class.

It has been an honor to serve as Board President for 2021. We have a fantastic organization with members who are passionate about the auction profession.

We have already scheduled a couple of dynamic speakers for the 2022 Conference, which as of now, will be back to our normal time frame of February.  Thank you again and make your plans to be with us for the 2022 Convention.

Dennis J. Huggins

2021 Advertising Contest Winners

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Social Media Page

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Commercial Video

People’s Company

Radio Spot

Wade Andrews Auction Services

A special thank you to the man behind the scenes that made sure all of our viewers at home could enjoy our evening activities!
Thanks Lance Swigert & S3 One Goal for being a part of our convention!

A Special Thank You to Our Speakers!

Brian Rigby
CAI, AARE Founder & Chairman: Professional  Ringmen’s Institute

- W.O.R.K. Don’t Take Your Health For Granted
- What Every Ringman Needs to Know

Shawn Terrel

-Effectively Negotiating Auction Commissions
-Gaining Competitive Advantage in a Fast Paced World

Nathaniel Frederick

-Marketing, Goals and Branding
-Speaking to the Consumer’s Mind Through Social Media

Barrett Bray

- All Things Business Media Marketing & Beyond with Kirk Witcher
- Auctioneer’s Toolbox

Kirk Witcher

- All Things Business Media Marketing & Beyond with Barrett Bray

Paul Colvin
- Real Estate CE: Teach the Teacher

Hello Auctioneers, Vendors, Sponsors & Associates!

I hope that this email finds you well. Please feel free to reach out should you need anything from me. I take great pride in serving each of my associations & want to continue to build upon my skills to provide you with the best service possible.

Cali Crissup
Executive Director