West Michigan auctioneer wins Michigan Auctioneer Championships

Jason Lamoreaux of Belding won the 2011 Michigan Auctioneer Championships held in Lansing at the 60th anniversary conference of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association. Competing for the coveted title were 16 contestants from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The five finalists were Romayne Graber of Charlotte, Mich., Lamoreaux of Belding, Frank E. Leist of Petoskey, Mich., Robert McAdams of Martinsville, Ind., and Donna Tuttle of Mio, Mich. For winning the title, Lamoreaux received a championship ring, trophy, and entry into the International Auctioneer Championship in Orlando, Fla. this July.

With over 20 years of experience, Lamoreaux is a professional licensed auctioneer specializing in benefit, cattle and personal property auctions. He has traveled throughout the country serving auction clients and is the owner of Lamoreaux Auction and Appraisal LLC, headquartered in Belding, which includes the subsidiaries CanAm Sales Management, Bovinebid.com, Bidderworks.com, and Pinnacle Benefit Auctions.

Launching Bovinebid.com in 2008, Lamoreaux pioneered the expansion of domestic dairy genetic auctions to include online bidding worldwide.

Lamoreaux graduated from the Missouri Auction School and is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Michigan State Auctioneers Association. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Aquinas College and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Western Michigan University.

Lamoreaux applauded the MSAA for its continued support of Michigan auctioneers, “The MSAA strives to provide professionals with workshops, presentations and continuing-education opportunities that enhance our abilities as auctioneers. This annual event is a celebration of what we do, and I am honored to represent the auction community of Michigan in 2011 as the Michigan auctioneer champion.”

With approximately 400 members, the Michigan State Auctioneers Association (MSAA) is one of the leaders in the industry, and is proving to continue in that direction in the future. The MSAA is the largest representation of auctioneers in Michigan. The MSAA represents the interests of the auctioneers, providing a forum for networking, sharing ideas and experiences. For more information about the MSAA and the auction industry in Michigan, visit www.FindMichiganAuctions.com.

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