April 16, 2016: Auctioneer's Day

WHEREAS, auctioneering is one of history’s oldest professions; and,

WHEREAS, auctions are the last bastion of the competitive free enterprise system; and,

WHEREAS, auctions continue to be the most fair, transparent and effective means of establishing fair market value. No more. No less; and,

WHEREAS, auctioneers create a competitive marketplace and connect buyers with sellers wishing to sell their assets for the highest dollar value; and,

WHEREAS, the National Auctioneers Association and its members strive to advance the auction method of marketing and uphold the highest standards of professionalism in serving the American public; and,

WHEREAS, auctioneers are proud business owners who support their communities; and,

WHEREAS, a National Auctioneers Day has been observed for more than 20 years by state and local governments and private organizations; and,

WHEREAS, the designation of Auctioneers Day by the State of Michigan will heighten the awareness of the public of the contributions made by auctions and auctioneers to the history of our nation and its economy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 16, 2016 as Auctioneers Day in Michigan.