The Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC) has selected Caroline Ashleigh Associates, apart from all its competitors, for meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices.
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Caroline Ashleigh Associates receives 2013 Michigan Excellence Award
October 21st 2013 - Caroline Ashleigh Associates has been selected for the 2013 Michigan Excellence Award amongst all its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce (SBIEC).
Each year the SBIEC conducts business surveys and industry research to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category. They are recognized as having enhanced the commitment and contribution of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Small businesses of this caliber enhance the consumer driven stature that Michigan is renowned for.
Caroline Ashleigh Associates has consistently demonstrated a high regard for upholding business ethics and company values. This recognition by SBIEC marks a significant achievement as an emerging leader within various competitors and is setting benchmarks that the industry should follow.
As part of the industry research and business surveys, various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the selected companies in each category. This research is part of an exhaustive process that encapsulates a year long immersion in the business climate of Michigan.
The SBIEC is a leading authority on researching, evaluating and recognizing companies across a wide spectrum of industries that meet its stringent standards of excellence. It has spearheaded the idea of independent enterprise and entrepreneurial growth allowing businesses of all sizes to be recognized locally and encouraged globally.
Particular emphasis is given to meeting and exceeding industry benchmarks for customer service, product quality and ethical practices. Industry leading standards and practices have been developed and implementation of the same has been pioneered by the dedicated efforts of the business community and commerce leadership.
About Caroline Ashleigh Associates:
Caroline Ashleigh Associates provides a broad range of appraisal and auction services for buyers and sellers. Some of the comprehensive services provided include advice on purchasing, selling, collection management, and investing in art and antiques. Caroline Ashleigh and the staff at Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers and Auctioneers have earned the company a reputation for convenience, quality, expertise and ethical practice.
More information on SBIEC can be found at www.sbiec.org
Last week on a beautiful autumn evening, I was welcomed, together with a group of selected guests to a cocktail reception at Highclere Castle, hosted by Lord and Lady Carnarvon, in aid of a Kenyan Education Charity, which they support: www.langalanga.org.uk
I was very inspired not only by the most gracious welcome to their glorious home which I received, but by the tireless dedication and support that Lord and Lady Carnarvon give to this very important cause for the advancement of education in Africa. It was uplifting to hear that two of the recent recipients of the LangaLanga Scholarship are young women, wishing to become future doctors, who will receive educational funding through University. This endeavor will help these young women realize their potential, for their families and their communities.
The Castle looked beautiful and it was a truly extraordinary experience, before returning home from the real Downton Abbey to watch the first episode of the long awaited fourth season of Downton Abbey on the television, which has already aired in the United Kingdom!
Well known 'Roadshow' and HG-TV personality and expert
Dallas, TX - Heritage Auctions has announced that Caroline Ashleigh, longtime Antiques Roadshow and HG-TV appraiser, has accepted a position with the auction house as Consignment Director.
" I am extremely happy to be part of the Heritage team," said Ashleigh. "This is an exciting company, one committed to an expanding role in the world of fine art auctioneering and I look forward to being a part of that growth."
Ashleigh will continue operating from her home base in Birmingham, Michigan, using her internationally recognized expertise to bring in consignors and buyers from all over the world. Heritage Auctions is located in Dallas, New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Paris, and Geneva.
Caroline Ashleigh is a graduate of New York University in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts, and is a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America. She is a current accredited USPAP Appraiser of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C.and has received specialized training in Art Crime Investigation, by the founder of the FBI Art Crime Team.
Ms. Ashleigh’s career began as a member of the educational department staff of the Detroit Institute of Arts and Cranbrook Academy. She became involved in appraising important collections, estates, archives, and has served as an art expert in court cases. She is a nationally known appraiser and has regularly appeared on Antiques Roadshow since 1997, and as an art expert on HG-TV.
Caroline Ashleigh has written scores of articles for a wide array of publications, and is a published author on art and antiques. She has been the subject of feature presentations in the New York Times, Art and Antiques Magazine, and Forbes Magazine, and lectures throughout the country on the subject of collecting and connoisseurship.
For more information, you can email Caroline at
To reserve your copy of any Heritage auction catalog, or to discuss consigning your property for auction, please contact Caroline at 800.872.6467 ext. 1934
Heritage Auction Galleries is the world's third largest auction house, and by far the largest auctioneer of rare collectibles, with annual sales more than $900 million, and 500,000+ registered online bidder members. For more information about Heritage's auctions, and to join and gain access to a complete record of prices realized, along with full-color, enlargeable photos of each lot, please visit www.HA.com.
Want to get the up-to-the-minute updates and breaking news stories about Heritage? Get them as they happen at: www.Twitter.com/HeritagePress; www.Twitter.com/JimHalperin; Facebook: Heritage Auction Galleries.
Whether you are collecting for fun or as an investment, you need a long-term strategy. Get all the facts from appraiser,
Caroline Ashleigh, who has appeared regularly on HG-TV and Antiques Roadshow, who will be the featured speaker at
the Grosse Ile Yacht Club 29677 East River Road, Grosse Ile MI 48138, sponsored by the Grosse Ile Historical Society,
from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, 2012
Introducing Our New Service:
Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC is pleased to announce a much needed service to your community: www.auctionyourestate.com
We believe there should be alternative methods of liquidating valuable household contents and personal property by placing it in the proper venue, to ensure that it is not undersold, whether on-site or on-line.
Every estate sale conducted by www.auctionyourestate.com is done with total dedication to due diligence, scholarship and ethical practice. Our skillful team of professional researchers and specialist appraisers are USPAP certified, and members of professional appraisal organizations. As nationally recognized appraisers, with over twenty five years of experience in evaluating art, antiques, collectibles and estate jewelry, we are experts at conducting very dignified and profitable estate liquidation sales.
We welcome your participation. For more details, please contact us at
or by calling us at 248.971.0233
Welcome to 'The Gallery' - a frequently rotating art exhibit. Curated by Caroline Ashleigh
Title: Greetings from St. Nicholas (Gruss vom Nicolo)
Artist: Susi Singer (Austrian, Vienna 1891–1965)
Source: Wiener Werkstätte
Medium: Color Lithograph
Why I Chose It: 'Tis the Season!
Welcome to 'The Gallery' - a frequently rotating art exhibit. Curated by Caroline Ashleigh
TITLE: "Portrait of Geronimo"
ARTIST: Edward S. Curtis
WHY I CHOSE IT: Welcome to Caroline Ashleigh’s new Tumblr, “The Gallery” - a frequently rotating art exhibit.
I chose The Portrait of Geronimo in recognition of American Indian Heritage Month
SOURCE: Carnegie Museum of Natural History's new Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians
Tags: Geronimo, Edward S. Curtis, photography, American Indian Heritage Month, Caroline Ashleigh
As my friend and editor, Mark Moran, says:
For holiday shopping, THINK BOOKS - THINK SHOES!
"Warman's Shoes Field Guide" by Caroline Ashleigh. This makes a
great stockingstuffer at a great price point for any woman with an
inner shoe craving.
Buy Now - $14.99:
Warman's Shoes Field Guide - Values and Identification by Caroline Ashleigh 512 pages pps in 1 Book.
"Ashleigh’s book makes me feel like dancing the night away….in one of those fabulous pairs of shoes. ·Sexy photos, delicious footwear and as the Guide states, “a riveting experience in footwear fun.” The only problem: I want to try them on, especially those purple ‘tulip heels’ by Prada!"· - Marsha Bemko, Executive Producer, PBS's Antiques Roadshow.