In mid-January Debra and I attended our 32nd Ohio Auctioneers Conference. The organization has always planned a conference with a variety of seminars and education, fun auction, trade show, Hall of Fame induction (I was honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013), business meeting and most recently the OAA Auctioneer Championship. We enjoy seeing and networking with auctioneer friends from around the state. We have attend the NAA or National Auctioneer Conference and Show every year since 1989. It is amazing when I think of all the cities we have visited as we traveled to the events that rotate from east to west and north to south across the US. The first was Cincinnati when I was received my CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute) designation, then Baltimore, Omaha, etc. Some of my favorite cities include Boisie, ID; Spokane; WA, San Diego, CA; Madison, WI; Denver, CO; San Antonio, TX and so on. This year we look forward to going back to Grand Rapids, MI AND in 2017 Ohio will host the national conference in Columbus, OH!!