Mark Rogers from Rogers Realty and Auction Company recently attended a conference in St. Louis, Mo., focused on professional and business development hosted by MarkNet Alliance, a national network of auction companies. The biannual meeting provides education, networking and recognition for members.\r\nNationally recognized speakers provided coaching and educational sessions for the industry professionals whose companies combined conduct more than 6,000 auctions per year.\r\n\u201cThe education and networking with other leading auction companies allows our members to go back and provide unparalleled service to their sellers and buyers,\u201d said Matt Corso, CEO of MarkNet Alliance. \u201cCompanies attending this conference are showing a strong desire to be the best in the business and walk away with innovative practices that help them lead the industry.\u201d\r\nRogers is based in Mount Airy, N.C., and recently opened a Stuart office. Through the Alliance, Rogers is able to provide auction services throughout the Carolinas and Virginias and connect sellers with auction companies nationally.\r\nMarkNet Alliance is a national franchise of auction companies with proven track records and thriving businesses. The MarkNet model focuses on making local and regional auction companies even more successful by offering technology resources, online auction software, networking opportunities and educational training for auctioneers and staff. Members of the alliance conduct over 6,000 auctions and sold over $1 billion in assets annually.