Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, SC
Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Auctioneers Association enjoyed incredible success at its 42nd Annual convention Jan. 22-24 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia.
SCAA President David Meares of Meares Auction Group in Pelzer led the festivities, which included the association’s annual South Carolina Bid Calling Championship, five hours of continuing education, an advertising award ceremony, a lively fun auction and an important membership meeting.
Jami Marchant of Isle of Palms won the 2016 SCAA Bid Calling Championship. Also placing in the contest, Hope Meares of Bowtie Benefit Auctions in Pelzer won second runner-up and Randy Ligon of The Ligon Company in Rock Hill won third runner-up. Danny Allman of Columbia Auto Auction in Columbia won the 2016 SCAA Rookie Bid Calling Championship. A new division of competition was created this year to give veteran auctioneers and past champions an opportunity to participate. This competition was called the George W. Martin Veteran Auctioneers Championship. Our winner this year was David Meares. All of our bid calling competitions this year were sponsored by Martin & Martin Auctioneers.
Visit SCAA’s website at www.SouthCarolinaAuctioneers.org, or contact the SCAA office at 919-876-0687, for more information about SCAA, its members and driven purpose.