Marc Gravitt Named President Of Tennessee Auctioneers Association

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Marc Gravitt
Marc Gravitt

The Tennessee Auctioneers Association, at its Winter Convention in Nashville last week, elected Marc Gravitt from East Ridge as president.

Mr. Bear Stephenson, past president, Tennessee Auctioneers Hall of Fame and member of the Tennessee Real Estate Commission said, “I’ve known Marc for 20 plus years and he serves not only our association, but profession and the public with the utmost integrity, morales and ethics, and will do a great job”.  Mr. Gravitt has been a member since 1990 and has previously served as vice president and many years as a member of the Board of Directors.

“I am humbled that the membership has placed its trust in me, helping to promote the auction method of marketing.  Associations such as the “TAA” help promote honest, ethical and professional business practices,” Mr. Gravitt said.

Mr. Gravitt is the managing member of Gravitt Auctions & Appraisals LLC.  The Gravitt family has conducted real estate and business liquidation auctions throughout the southeast for more than thirty years.

Mr. Gravitt also said, “The Tennessee Auctioneers Association hasn’t held a convention is Chattanooga since 1999, and I’m extremely excited about bringing it back in June 2014 during the Riverbend Festival which will help showcase the area”.

Founded in 1958, the TAA was organized to protect, promote and represent the interest of the auctioneering profession in Tennessee.  The concept of team work and group unity are the essential tools used to build a productive and influential association.  To the end, TAA is working to build a stronger more unified association in promoting the auction method.

The TAA promotes high professional standards and encourages members to practice the highest principles of integrity in their auctioneering profession.

According to the Tennessee Auctioneers Commission, there are 1,709 licensed auctioneers in the State of Tennessee. 

City View Apartments On Citico Avenue Sell For $6.5 Million

The City View Apartments have sold for $6.5 million. The complex is at 2709 Citico Ave. The sale was to Greenleaf Investment Partners L044 Llc, Greenleaf Investment Partners R044 Llc, City View Llc from City View Apartment Company. (click for more)

9 Churches Partner With Habitat To Build Chattanooga's First Faith Build Home

Over the past 16 weeks, more than 130 volunteers representing nine local churches have worked alongside each other to build Chattanooga’s first Faith Build Home. Each church donated $5,000 to build the 3-bedroom home for a mother and her two sons.  The fruits of their labor will be celebrated when Habitat’s newest homeowner receives the mock key to her home during a dedication ... (click for more)

Volkswagen To Build New 5-Passenger SUV In Chattanooga

Volkswagen officials announced Monday that they will build a new five-passenger SUV at the Chattanooga plant at the Enterprise South Industrial Park. Governor Bill Haslam was among those on hand for the announcement. It will be a variant of the seven-passenger Atlas that is already under production here. Like the Atlas, the new model will be designed and engineered for ... (click for more)

Weather Channel Correspondent Hunkered Down In Chattanooga, But Storm Stayed Mainly To The Southwest

A Weather Channel correspondent hunkered down in Chattanooga on Monday night as a fierce storm approached. A Weather Channel anchor termed it "a rough night in the Scenic City," but the main area of damage kept to the southwest.. Reynolds Wolf said he, along with his cameraman and producer, were ready to take shelter in their nearby hotel should the storm become dangerous. ... (click for more)

Remember The Full Story Of Toys-R-Us - And Response

It is always disappointing when any business is forced to close because of competition. Big box stores do this to smaller retailers every day. And while Toys-R-Us seemed to be an unstoppable force, they have finally succumbed to online ordering and simplicity.  But if you think about it, when Toys-R-Us came into existence, imagine the number of “mom ‘n pop” toy stores that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Meme From The Meanies

Hardly a day goes past that I don’t receive several strings of memes in my incoming emails and yesterday there was one particular collection that gave me pause for thought. First, here’s the definition of a meme: “An Internet meme (/mi?m/ MEEM) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry or for humorous purposes, from person to person via ... (click for more)