Elizabeth Swicegood and Ashton Burton with The Swicegood Group, Inc., were selected among approximately 50 other candidates to attend The National Auctioneers Assoication's coveted three year program CAI, Certified Auctioneers Institute. This intense program brings together a "think-tank" of auction professionals from across the nation to Indiana University where students will be immersed in best practices, new innovations and contemporary business ideas.
We use merisms often in sales, auctions and marketing. According to Wikipedia "Lock, stock, and barrel is a merism (figure of speech) used predominantly in the United Kingdom and North America, meaning 'all', 'total', 'everything'. The effective portions of a gun (or more specifically a musket) are the lock (used to hold ready the sparking mechanism), the stock (the portion held), and the barrel (the aiming guide and conveyor for the explosive-driven projectile). Collectively they are the whole weapon, and therefore everything."