AI Continues Efforts on SBA Going Concern Appraisals

The 2014 Annual Meeting is just over five months away, and I’m excited to share that AI has secured an exciting keynote speaker! Registration opens March 3, so be sure to sign up on Monday.

AI Announces Annual Meeting Speaker

Eugene A. Cernan, a retired astronaut and the last man to walk on the moon, will be the keynote speaker at the Appraisal Institute’s 2014 Annual Meeting, which will take place August 4-6 at the Hilton Austin in Austin, Texas. Cernan will talk about his 20 years as a naval aviator, including 13 years with NASA. Cernan left his mark on history with three missions in space as the pilot of Gemini IX, the lunar module pilot of Apollo X and the commander of Apollo XVII. He was the second American to walk in space and the last to walk on the moon.

In addition, Annual Meeting attendees will experience first-class education and extensive networking options, the opportunity to earn Appraisal Institute CE credit and state credit, cutting-edge exhibits from valuation profession vendors, an awards dinner honoring top valuation professionals and the chance to explore numerous social and recreational activities in Austin.

Learn more about the 2014 Annual Meeting. [Read more…]

Appraisal Institute to Launch New Website This Weekend

ai-blog-presidents-header-2014In my first monthly email message, I want each of you to know how honored and excited I am to serve as your 2014 president. I look forward to working on your behalf in the coming year! Despite the nasty weather that’s embraced most of the U.S., the Appraisal Institute continues to move forward in many important areas, which are detailed below. I’m particularly pleased to share that AI will launch its new website on February 2, and I encourage you to check out all of the great new features and improved functionality. Here’s some more information on the website.

Appraisal Institute to Launch New Website This Weekend

The Appraisal Institute’s new and improved website will launch at 9 a.m. CST, February 2. The new site will feature a wide range of improvements to the overall user experience, including a comprehensive facelift and enhanced navigation. A PowerPoint presentation and FAQs throughout the site will provide tips and updates. AI also will unveil a mobile website on February 2.

SPECIAL NOTE: During the changeover to the new website, the Appraisal Institute’s website will be unavailable from 6 a.m. CST, Saturday, February 1, to 9 a.m. CST, Sunday, February 2. All web-related functions, including online education, will be unavailable during this time. [Read more…]