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

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