Johnna Wells of Benefit Auctions 360 featured on radio show “Pam McKissick Without Reserve”!

January 9, 2010

In a world that is in a constant state of evolution and reinvention, live Auctioneering has the rare distinction of a trade that has continued to play a significant role in the sale of goods for thousands of years. And the speed, rhythm, and excitement of the Auctioneer’s chant leaves its indelible mark.  But why is it so memorable?  How is the rhythm created?  How can you become an auctioneer? Without Reserve In the two-part, mini-series of the “Pam McKissick Without Reserve” radio show, McKissick and her special guests provide answers to these questions and more while they each share their one-of-a-kind, well-perfected and melodic Auctioneer’s chant.

Benefit Auctions 360’s Founder and Principal Auctioneer, Johnna Wells had the privilege of joining Pam McKissick for this segment featured on Public Radio Exchange!

Listen to Johnna Wells’ radio segment on “Pam McKissick Without Reserve” HERE



Auction Recap: Sisters of the Road

Sisters of the Road, Live Auction with Ms. Wells {photo by andie petkus}

{photo by andie petkus}

We feel so lucky here at Benefit Auctions 360 to have the opportunity to work with incredibly committed and hard-working organizations  that are providing essential services with such great care in our community. We look forward to being able to highlight some of these organizations here on the BA360 Blog, along with sharing photos and recaps of their auctions. It is our pleasure to present to you our very first post of this kind!

In October of 2009, Benefit Auctions 360 assisted Sisters of the Road Café in celebrating 30 years of dedication to their mission: to build authentic relationships and alleviate the hunger of isolation in an atmosphere of nonviolence and gentle personalism that nurtures the whole individual, while seeking systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.

Over 350 people attended the Hoedown themed event held at the Portland Art Museum, and more than $100,000 was raised that evening for Sisters of the Road.

{photo by andie petkus}

{photo by andie petkus}

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the work of Sisters of the Road, we encourage you to take a few moments to explore their website HERE.

Honoring an extraordinary woman - Genny Nelson

{photo by keely montgomery}

The 2009 event marked two other pivotal celebrations:  1) honoring the achievements of retiring founder, Genny Nelson, and 2) celebrating the organizations 30th birthday!

golden raffle ticket

{photo by keely montgomery}

Golden Raffle Ticket Selection.

It was great to see so many guests dress to the theme.

{photo by keely montgomery}

"Uncle Earl" performing after the auction.

"Uncle Earl" performing. {photo by keely montgomery}

Congratulations to Sisters of the Road Cafe on a successful event and auction! Benefit Auctions 360 looks forward to being a part of it again in 2010.