March 2014

National Strategic Selling Institute Annual Auction April 25, 2014

Join Stan Weber, Willie the Wildcat, The Canny Team Auctioneers, and the Students of the K-State Advanced Sales Class for a Benefit Auction to Raise Funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan and the K-State National Strategic Selling Institute!   www.facebook.com/NSSIAuction

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Wareham, 410 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan

Food:  Hand-carved Kansas City Striploin; Wood-Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with choice of sauce; Roasted new potatoes; Sautéed Fresh Vegetable Medley; Field Green Salad; Dinner rolls with butter; Walnut Fudge Brownies & Lemon Bars; Cash Bar

The NSSI Benefit Auction allows our Advanced Sales Students to learn about territory  management, prospecting, phone sales, customer relationship management systems (salesforce.com), and the sales process in a real-world setting. The students are tasked with finding items for the auction and selling tickets to the auction. Fifty-percent of the net proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan; the remaining 50% of the net proceeds to toward programming for students, including equipment for our innovative sales labs, professional development programming, student scholarships, and travel for the K-State Sales Team, the Sales Cats.

Stan and Willie

Suggested Donations

Tickets

$50 each

Sponsor-a-Student

$50 per student

Gold Table:eight seats, front row; company highlighted with table tent, in auction program, on signs located at the Wareham entrance, and in an auction slide show (projected on a screen) that will run through dinner (2x per rotation).

$1000

Silver Table:eight seats, second and third rows, company highlighted with table tent, in auction program, on signs located at the Wareham entrance and in an auction slide show (projected on a screen) that will run through dinner (1x per rotation).

$750

Bronze Table:eight seats, back rows, company highlighted with table tent, in auction program, and on signs located at the Wareham entrance.

$500

Cash donation

Auction Item – currently accepting both auction items and silent auction items.

About the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan:  Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan offers a safe haven after school where children and youth experience positive, character-guiding activities, complete their homework, and receive support from caring role models.  All programs focus on five core areas: (1) character & leadership; (2) education & career development; (3) health & life skills; (4) the arts; and (5) sports, fitness & recreation. Funds raised will assist in the following areas: before and after-school programs and summer programs for grades K thru 8, teen programs for 7th grade thru18 years of age, and Little Dribblers Basketball for grades 1 and 2.

For more information or to connect with a student sales representative, please contact Dr. Dawn Deeter at ddeeter@k-state.edu or 785-532-6880.  We hope to see you at the auction!

 


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