Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Auction Dates do Change – We apologize for the Inconvenience – Especially those who came to the Cold Stone Creamery

Colorado Springs. Tuesday, April 29, 2008

To those of you who showed up on Monday to the Cold Stone Creamery Auction for the Department of Revenue – we're sorry. Sometimes, auction dates and schedules do change, especially with Dept. of Revenue or Self Storage Auctions. People have the option to pay their debts right up to the minute the sale is scheduled to begin. Because this does happen, auctions may be cancelled.

We can't speak for other auctioneers, but we make every effort to keep our website current with cancellations and changes. It's a wise practice to check the website before you attend any auction, especially these kinds of sales. Most consignment auctions, or auctions held for reasons other than tax liens, usually go as scheduled. But if you'd like to save yourself a trip, check the website before you leave. Check OUR website – we keep it as current as possible. There are many other websites that carry our auctions, but we don't have control over them. Our site will always have the most current data.

When in doubt, feel free to call us at (866) 290-2243. We'll gladly tell you if there's been a schedule change.

To those of you who came to the Cold Stone Creamery in Colorado Springs on Monday. We understand that there was mention of the sale in the press (on radio, TV, and the papers). We supplied updated press releases to those outlets with the changes, but not every press release gets picked up. We posted a sign in the window with the correct date, and of course our website was updated. We're sorry you didn't get the word before you made the trip. We'll do everything possible to prevent that from happening again.

In this particular case, the State had to move the auction date to comply with notification rules to the taxpayer. We'll see you on the 6th for the Cold Stone Creamery Auction – and of course, you'll check our website the night before.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Auctions? Frogs? Organic Tomatoes? Peppers? Huh?

I know, it sounded weird to me too. But here's the deal. Our good friend and auctioneer Linda Tegtmeier has an incredible green thumb, and is very active with the Front Range Organic Gardeners (FROG). This Denver-based gardener group is hosting an auction and sale on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at the Denver Presbytery Hall at 1710 S. Grant Street, Denver, CO 80210.

There will be more than 60 varieties of tomatoes (I didn't know there were 60 varieties of tomatoes) for sale. There will be vegetables, herbs, berries, even flowers, vines and ground covers. Now here's the neat part – it's all organic! ALL of the plants and vegetables were either seed-started by these Organic Gardeners, or were divided from their own organic gardens.

The sale will start at 6:30 pm, and the auction will start at 7:30 pm. Want to see something different and get some wonderful veggies at the same time? Don't miss out. Contact Linda for more details. You can email Linda at frogardeners@comcast.net or call her at (303) 744-7871.

You can also check out the Colorado Garden Clubs website.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cold Stone Creamery – Colorado Springs – AUCTION POSTPONED – Now May 6th.

April 22, 2008

The Auction scheduled for April 28, 2008, at the Cold Stone Creamery in Colorado Springs, has been POSTPONED to Tuesday, May 6, 2008. The sale will start at 10:00, and the preview will begin at 9:00.

The equipment and furnishings here are very clean and in excellent condition. As with all tax auctions, this sale is subject to change without notice. It's always best to check the website for changes the night before the scheduled sale.

For questions about this sale, please call Rich at (866) 290-2243, ext. 2, or email Rich at Rich@Success-Auctions.com.

The full inventory is listed on our website under Cold Stone Creamery.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Colorado Springs Auctioneer earning Certified Auctioneers Institute designation

Colorado Springs, CO, April 17, 2008 – Colorado Springs Auctioneer, Rich Schur of Schur Success Auction Services, recently completed his first year of courses for the highly honored National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Education Institute’s Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation. The CAI designation is one of the most respected education programs in the country for Auctioneers. The CAI program is an executive developmental program offering coursework in management skills, business ethics, finance, marketing, etc. The nation’s most distinguished and respected leaders in the auction industry provide instruction to CAI students throughout the program. A three-year program, Rich joined fellow Auctioneers from across the country at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in March for the educational seminars.

Founded in Arvada more than 25 years ago by Ray Fenter, Schur Success Auction Services is Colorado’s Largest On-Site Auction company, and is the exclusive auctioneer for the City & County of Denver, and the Colorado Department of Transportation. The team conducts auctions across the country, and serves more than 75 local clients including the Department of Revenue.

Rich works the business with his wife Shannon, who owns the auction company and completed her coursework in 2004 earning her CAI designation. Both Rich & Shannon were the first auctioneers in Colorado and among the first in the nation to earn the designation of Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS). Benefit and Charity auctions are a focus of the husband and wife team.

Shannon is a Past-President of the Colorado Auctioneers Association (CAA), and Rich is currently on his second term as a Board Member of CAA.

To learn more about Rich or Shannon, please contact Rich at: (719) 667-1000, or view the website at http://www.success-auctions.com/.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

We'll miss you Kelly Fenter

Alma "Kelly" Fenter. 1939-2008

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kelly Fenter on April 7, 2008. Kelly is the wife of our founder Ray Fenter, and mother of our President & CEO Shannon Schur. With her family at her side, Kelly finally lost her battle with emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Ray and Kelly were married in 1956, and together helped build our family business. When Ray was first starting in the auction business, Kelly served as the office manager, set-up crew, clerk, cashier, and helped in every capacity possible. She also maintained full-time employment to ensure there was enough income to keep the young business afloat. She worked as a Stewardess for Ports-of-Call Airlines, and retired from State Farm Insurance after many years of dedicated service.

Kelly was an avid antique collector, and thoroughly enjoyed learning about and acquiring interesting pieces. She loved to play golf and to be outdoors. A smoker for many years, she developed emphysema and COPD that took a toll on her health in recent years. Rather than stopping for the roadblock these illnesses presented, she simply maneuvered around her health issues and found other ways to pursue her passions. In part to her health, Ray & Kelly retired to Arizona in 2000. Kelly enjoyed traveling, and would often join with Ray and their friends on motorcycle rides.

Kelly enjoyed spending times at casinos, and was a very devoted poker player. She also was a member of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary in Lake Havasu City.Calling to speak with Kelly was always hit or miss. If she was in the middle of an on-line poker tournament, or one of the many other on-line games she enjoyed playing, we knew it was better to call back later.

Kelly is survived by her husband Ray, daughter Shannon and husband Rich, son Alan and wife Patti, and 2 grandchildren, Virginia and Sean. She is also survived by her 5 sisters.Kelly will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marine Corps League Auxiliary; JoAnne Sullivan, Treasurer, 595 Burkemo Dr, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406.