29 yrs ago in a Hotel Boardroom in Chicago…

Scott Swanson asked me for my recollections on the founding of the IAA. One thing I can confirm is nobody received an email invite.

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What Happens in Arkansas…

November 9, 2011 was exactly two years to the day that I had started working for Ross and Kirk Dove, and one that I’ll never forget.

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Competitors, Old Friends & Partners

I must admit I was a skeptic about the value of the IAA. Seemed really strange...

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Avoid The Dreaded Phone Call: How to Negotiate the Patchwork of State Licensing Requirements

Having worked in the auction industry for over 35 years, I have pulled off successful...

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Effective Auction Marketing

During my 20-year career in auctions, I’ve had the opportunity to take some fairly obscure items to market...

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The Value of Partnerships in the Post-COVID World

Pandemic. What a weird and unprecedented thing for all of us to live through.

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Meet the President

As president of the Industrial Auctioneers Association, Shira enjoys combining her own personal career experience with industry knowledge to advance the industry

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State of the Industry

From technology to the global marketplace itself, it’s a completely different world.

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Auctions vs Liquidations: What’s the Difference?

When companies are faced with the need to recover assets, they have few options.

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