Corporation (OTCBB:ITEX), announced its annual national
convention is being
held at the Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue this week, May 14 through
17, in downtown Seattle (WA). To launch this special occasion, ITEX
hosted its annual shareholder meeting at the Monday onset.
leading marketplace for cashless business transactions in North
America, each year hosts a first-class international convention for
its franchisees, brokers and staff, the largest in its industry,”
declared CEO and Chairman Steven White. “We dedicate a solid three
days to strategizing, sharing ideas and learning from each other.
With the milestone of thirty years, we wanted to create additional
excitement by having franchisees participate in our annual meeting,
also allowing shareholders to interact with other stakeholders.”
— Annual Shareholders Meeting — The afternoon meeting boasted an
enthusiastic crowd, exceeding 70 in attendance. Following the
meeting, franchisees enjoyed a sunny, warm evening with an opening
night mixer at the Terrace Lounge, featuring Seattle’s largest
— Owners Day — Miss Washington state, Britney Henry, welcomed
franchisees and introduced CEO Steven White for opening comments,
which was followed by a Q & A session. Additional sessions for
franchise owners focused on how to grow and manage their
— New Member Registrations & Customer Service — The Customer Service
presentation will focus on how to hire effective sales people,
prospecting tools, sales presentation tips/strategies and closing
techniques; concurrent with a full slate of customer service best
practices and technique sessions.
— Corporate Overviews — Presentation by both ITEX’s CEO and Vice
President Brian Argetsinger, including Seattle Storm (W-NBA team)
CEO Karen Bryant discussing sports and business, as well as Senator
Michael Baumgartner on economic development. The day will be ending
with an evening Awards Ceremony and dinner celebrating the
achievements of the franchisees this past year.
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IMS Named Platinum Sponsor For IRTA’s Jamaican
International Reciprocal Trade Association reported that IMS
(International Monetary Systems),
will be the platinum sponsor for this year’s 33rd IRTA Annual
International Convention at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa
in Ocho Rios, September 13 through 15. This is the fifth year in a
row that IMS has been the platinum sponsor for IRTA’s annual
been an amazing champion of IRTA for many years. Without their
gracious support it would be difficult to hold conventions of the
magnitude we do every year. We are extremely thankful to the entire
IMS team for their unwavering commitment to IRTA,” said IRTA’s
Executive Director Ron Whitney.
John Strabley reflected, “Our continued sponsorship of IRTA
conventions is a testament to the meaningful advocacy work IRTA does
day-in and day-out, to preserve and protect the barter industry. We
are delighted to help IRTA with its upcoming 33rd annual convention,
and look forward to an informative and fun-filled convention at the
beautiful Jamaican resort.”
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then click on the registration form on the home page.