April 13, 2010
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 04/13/2010
Steak N Shake To Make Name Change
Texas investor Sardar Biglari is changing the name of his
Indianapolis cheeseburger chain from Steak N Shake to
Biglari Holding, Inc. Mr. Biglari has plans to diversify
outside of the restaurant industry. You may remember that
over a year ago Biglari fell short in a takeover effort to
obtain ITEX � the nation�s largest barter company.
Trades Of The Month From 1999 ...
A handful of senior executives at Border�s Bookstore have
traded their entire salaries and bonuses for stock options!
Continental Airlines has traded five of its terminal gates
at LAX to United Airlines for several of their gates at
Barter Deal With Wal-Mart
Instead of limiting itself to theater box offices,
DreamWorks studio unveiled a novel marketing deal with
Wal-Mart. Two movie ticket vouchers for their new movie
Prince of Egypt will be included in Wal-Mart�s $20 gift
packages with a storybook and CD of the movie songs.
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ITEX Makes Company-Wide
ITEX, the largest trade network in the U.S., will provide new
computers, software and monitors, for its franchise network and
corporate offices to replace existing desktop systems.
Steven White, ITEX Chairman and CEO, explained, �Our continued
success is due in part to our organization utilizing leading
technology products and services. We are committed to providing our
franchisees and corporate staff with the finest tools to be as
productive and efficient as possible. Our PC infrastructure was
standardized on Dell� products and Microsoft� software in late 2004,
and we are timing our network-wide PC upgrade with the launch of
Software to include Microsoft Windows 7 and Office Small Business
2010, plus 180 Dell computer systems are expected to be purchased
upon launch of Office 2010.
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Addresses North Carolina Bar Association
April 15, representatives from the commercial barter industry will
address the Ethics Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association
regarding a proposal that would prohibit attorneys in that state
from participating in barter exchanges. Industry leaders believe
that such a negative stance, if adopted, could spread and cause
problems for the entire commercial barter industry.
Whitney, executive director of the International Reciprocal Trade
Association (IRTA), will be arguing the matter in front of the
Ethics Committee. Maurya Lane, founder and president of the Barter
Business Exchange in Carey (NC), will accompany Whitney.
Additionally, Gary Oshry, President of the National Association of
Trade Exchanges (NATE), has written a letter to the North Carolina
Bar in opposition to the proposed opinion.
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Jack Schacht Moves Into New Business Venture
Chicago-based Jack Schacht formed Illinois Trade Association back in
1983, and built it into the largest independent trade exchange in
the country. In September 2006 he sold the company to IMS Barter,
cashing out for millions.
tenacious entrepreneur has moved in another direction with a
brainstorm that will provide nonprofit organizations the ability to
have their own internet store complete with their nonprofit�s logo.
The store will offer over 10,000 high quality products with genuine,
nonprofit organization will earn 30% of the gross profit and they�ll
be able to ask for an additional donation at checkout. There is no
cost to the nonprofits for their store and the program requires no
additional staff or volunteers to maintain it.
will be working with advisors � associates who will call and
introduce nonprofits to this new program. The new venture is
expected to be up and running on July 15, 2010.
information click here.
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