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Lori Kiko inducted into Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame

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Kiko Induction

Lori Kiko (center) is joined by fellow KIKO Auctioneers Hall of Famers Richard T. Kiko, Sr., (left), her father, and James R. Kiko (right), her uncle.

Kiko Auctioneers received several awards during the annual Ohio Auctioneers Convention and a member of the business was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The Canton business received four 2012 Advertising Contest Awards in the  following categories: Website, Catalogue Auction, Auction in Action, and Stationery.

The company’s advertising and marketing team produced all the four awards in-house. Kiko’s marketing manager, Heather Marks, stated, “Advertising and marketing are key component in having a successful auction. We are proud to offer our clients our award winning services.”

The individual awards were presented to:
Catalogue Auction: Richard T. Kiko, Jr. for the June 30, 2012, One Owner Classic Car Auction;

Auction in Action: Peter Kiko;

Stationery: designed by Kiko’s in-house staff;

Website: designed and built by Kiko’s in-house IT and marketing departments.

Kiko Auctioneers of Canton conducts over 1,000 auctions a year and has been a leader in the auction business for 66 years. 

Also, during the annual Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA) annual winter convention Jan. 13, Lori Kiko became the first woman and the third generation of her family inducted into the OAA Hall of Fame.

The honor is the latest in a long line of awards, honors and recognitions for the Stark County native. She joins her father, grandfather and uncle in the OAA Hall of Fame.

She is an auctioneer and realtor with Kiko Auctioneers of Canton and has been full time with the family owned and operated company since 1982. Lori has served on the Board of Directors of the OAA, National Auctioneers Association, and Stark County Association of Realtors. She recently served a three-year term on the Ohio Auctioneers Commission, a position appointed by former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland.

The Ohio Auctioneers Association’s Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to honor auctioneers and industry leaders whom made a positive impact on the auction industry and exhibited exemplary service to the profession. The first OAA Hall of Fame induction included Lori’s grandfather, Russ Kiko who founded Kiko Auctioneers in 1945. Lori’s father, Richard Kiko, Sr, was inducted in 1991 and Lori’s uncle, James Kiko, was inducted in 2003.

To learn more about Kiko Auctioneers & Realtors please call 330-453-9187 or visit: www.kikoauctions.com.


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