IAA Lunch & Learn - May 14, 2018

Lunch & Learn - May 14, 2018 - Trine University - Fort Wayne, IN

Join the IAA for a Lunch & Learn on May 14, 2018 at Trine University, Fort Wayne, IN. The Lunch & Learn will include lunch along with a two hours of continuing education. Cost is $15/per person.

Please plan to come for lunch, continuing education and time to network with fellow auctioneers and the IAA Board of Directors.

Two Hour Presentation:  

Pebbles Can Move Mountains: What’s holding you back from business success, marital bliss, or parenting nirvana? More than likely it’s under the radar or below the surface of what you think. Maybe, it’s like a pebble in your shoe that’s irritating, uncomfortable, nagging, and eventually crippling. In The Pebble in the Shoe, author Jim Fannin tells a simple story where you’ll learn how a seemingly undetectable pebble can stop you from achieving your fullest potential. Some pebbles are lodged only in your business shoes. Some reside in your house slippers that you tuck under your bed. Some pebbles find their way into your golf shoes, while others form in the shoes worn while you parent. Unfortunately, some pebbles travel in all your shoes regardless of where you walk or run.


Click here for online registration.

2017 IAA Marketing Awards

The IAA is proud to announce the 2017 Marketing Awards.  Congratulations to all the winners!  

The overall category winners, the Wild Card and Best of Show will be recognized with award plaques at the annual Awards Luncheon on Friday, November 3 in French Lick, IN at the IAA convention.

2017 IAA Conference - Highlights

Laura and kalen

Indiana Auctioneers Gather for Annual Convention


Auctioneers from across the state convened this past weekend for the Indiana Auctioneers Association (IAA) annual conference.  The conference, held this year at French Lick Springs Resort in French Lick, IN, ran November 2-4 with the Title Sponsors of Schrader Real Estate & Auction Company and the Indiana Auctioneers Association Foundation.    


Highlights of this year’s conference included the, Indiana Champion Auctioneer Competition, Auction Marketing Awards, Hall of Fame Inductions, the Presidential Luncheon and the election of the Board of Directors.


Throughout the weekend, Auctioneers were presented with dynamic and engaging educational seminars from industry leading Auctioneers and presenters and gain insight from industry vendors at the annual trade show.


The Indiana Champion Auctioneer Competition had 21 contestants competing for the title.  Laura Mantle, Columbus, Ohio was crowned the 2017 Indiana Senior Champion Auctioneer.  Laura is the second woman to win in Indiana.  Jordan Gilkerson was named Senior Reserve Champion, and Tanner Lewis was named Senior First Runner-Up.  Kalen Poe, Franklin, IN was crowned the 2017 Indiana Junior Champion Auctioneer.  Loren Lambright was named Junior Reserve Champion and Calvin Raber was named Junior First Runner-Up.


The highest award conveyed to an Auctioneer in Indiana is an election into the Indiana Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame. Tom Freije, Monrovia, IN was elected into this year’s Hall of Fame class.  Myra Mensendiek, Columbus, IN was inducted into the IAA Auxiliary Hall of Fame.


The IAA held their annual election of officers at that annual membership business meeting, electing Seth Seaton, Indianapolis-President 2018, Jonathan Baker of Evansville –Vice President, Mark Bisch, Kokomo, IN – Secretary/Treasurer. Newly Elected Directors: Carl Gilbert, Martinsville and Isaac Stoller, Bluffton, IN.