Minnesota State Auctioneers Association

Minnesota State Auctioneers Association President, Austin Bachmann

Greetings everyone!

I hope you are all having a successful and eventful 2018!  As the auction season is in full force I would like to wish you all the best of luck with your auctions and hope you have a fun, safe and amazing time in this wonderful auction industry!

As we get closer to the summer picnic in July I would like to invite everyone to this event held at Frank and Peggy Imholte’s property.  We are going to have a great time on Saturday afternoon trap shooting and enjoying food, followed by our picnic on Sunday with a great seminar on Cyber security, good food, and our bi-annual meeting.  More details on the picnic will be in the next Minnesota Auctioneer Magazine.  We hope to see you all there and if you have any questions please let me know.

I would also like to invite everyone to book your hotel rooms for the conference and show in January.  Everything is set up with the Courtyard by Marriot in Moorhead again this year.  Please book your rooms as early as you can so we can make sure to have enough rooms for everyone.  There is a link below for booking rooms and the phone number is 218-284-1000.

Upcoming events:

Saturday, July 28 – Trap shooting in the afternoon at the Imholte Ranch and food.  More details are in the Summer Magazine.

Sunday, July 29 – Summer Picnic at the Imholte Ranch, at 8160 County Road 138, St Cloud, MN.

10:30AM – Seminar on Cyber Security and the MSAA Website by Kevin Litzau

12:00PM – Lunch, (Wally and his son Bob will be roasting beef)

1:00PM – Bi-annual meeting.

January 17-19, 2019 – Conference and Show held at the Courtyard by Marriot in Moorhead, MN.  Below is a link for booking your hotel rooms.

Book your group rate for MSAA Conference

Austin Bachmann

Cell – 218-841-2469, Email – austinb@arvig.net

Watch the website, monthly supplements and the Auctioneer magazine for more details.

Founded in 1949, the MSAA has a proud history that is made up of dedicated members from all facets of the Auction Industry. Today we educate our members on current Auction Techniques and best Practices, industry wide.


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The Minnesota State Auctioneers Association is an organization of licensed auctioneers. With the support of its membership, the association works to promote the auction profession.