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2016 Mark your calendars

Association Meetings:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Timbuktu Restaurant
1726 Dorsey Road
Hanover, MD 21076


Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Conrad Seafood Restaurant
9654 Bel Air Road
Perry Hall, MD 21236


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Adam’s Tap House Grille
100 Abruzzi Drive
Chester, MD 21619


Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Ceresville Mansion
8529 Liberty Road
Frederick, MD 21701

AAM Auction

AAM auction to be held in conjunction with Roy Gregory’s Auction and Bid Calling Contest Saturday November 15th 9:00am. For consignments or donations info call Roy Gregory 410-591-8429 or Kevin Henley 410-984-7037. There will be a 20% commission Rate.This is to raise funds for the AAM 2015 winter conference.


We are accepting scholarship applications please mail in your application by November 15, 2014.

Scholarships will be given out at our meeting December 10th at 6:pm at the Cearsville Mansion in Cearsville, MD.

Kevin Henley – 2014 Maryland Bid Calling Champion

Kevin Henley is the 2014 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion and will be representing Maryland in the international contest this July in Louisville, KY. Kevin is a first generation auctioneer from Westminster, MD who has been intrigued by the auction industry since childhood. In 2010, he pursued this interest by attending the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, and was calling bids at a local auction the very next week! He’s continued his bid calling career as a contract auctioneer, assisting with sales of all types in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. When he is not calling bids, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, Jen, and two children, Kolt and McKenna, and is also an outdoor enthusiast.

Lia Kvatum Named 2013 Maryland Bid Calling Champion

Lia Kvatum is an auctioneer who specializes in benefits and gala auctions, and is the 2013 Maryland State Bid Calling Champion. Ms. Kvatum began her career in non-profit fundraising, and that, combined with a background of improvisational theater, made galas a natural fit. She is licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland counties, and makes her home in the greater DC metro area.

John Roop Wins 2012 Maryland Bid Calling Championship

Congratulations to John Roop who won the Maryland Bid Calling Championship held at Chesapeake Auction House in St. Leonard, MD this year!

There were 6 Contestants this year which included:

  1. John Roop
  2. Patrick Flaherty
  3. Jeremiah Herbst
  4. Terry Jacobs
  5. Dana Dudley
  6. Scott Blankenship.

The 3 Finalists were:

  1. John Roop coming in First
  2. Terry Jacobs coming in Second
  3. Jeremiah Herbst coming in Third Place.

James G. Cochran – 2011 Hall of Fame

James G. Cochran of Cochran Auctioneers and Associates recently was inducted into the Auctioneers Association of Maryland Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the State Association’s Winter Conference in Ocean City, MD. Jim, who has his main offices in Boonsboro, Maryland graduated from the Reppert School of Auctioneering in 1972 and along with his firm, are commemorating their 40th year in business.