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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
IRTA Convention Slated For
Cancun September 25-27
The International Reciprocal
Trade Association will hold its 35th Annual International
Convention at the beautiful, beachfront all-inclusive Grand
Oasis Cancun Resort & Spa this September 25 through 27.
For more information on
IRTA and the upcoming convention,
Active International Celebrates 30 Years Of Excellence
Active International, the
largest independent global corporate-trade company, has
announced the launch of its advertising and marketing
campaign. Titled "We Made the Trade," it's in honor of the
company's 30th anniversary.
For more information,
Groupon Introduces "Groupon
Groupon has a new service
called Basics that is now selling over 100 products (from
razors and vitamins to a myriad of consumer goods) in bulk,
in an effort to grab more of the e-commerce market. The
Basics service offers free shipping on orders of $24.99 or
more from its warehouse.
As an introductory promotion,
customers who place an order will receive a 5-percent rebate
in Groupon Bucks, an online credit that can be used towards
future Groupon purchases.
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See you next week...)
NATE Hosts Its 30th
Annual Convention In Orlando
The National Association of Trade
Exchanges' recently held annual convention was aimed at "Expanding
the World of Trade" and consisted of seminars for trade exchange
owners and brokers. Along with the seminars and discussion panels,
convention attendees had many social events planned as a means for
networking, a "Welcome Meet & Greet Mixer," and an awards banquet
held at Disney's Epcot Center.
The 2014 Platinum Sponsors were
TradeFirst (MI) and Trade Studio (WA). Additional convention
supporters for the convention included Alamo Barter Corporation,
Barter Business Exchange Inc, New England Trade Inc, and The Barter
Company. Their generous contributions went to the planning,
organizing, and execution of convention events such as the Epcot
Center banquet and Pirates Dinner Adventure outing.
In addition to the seminars moderated
by exchange owners and brokers, NATE also offered free RTB
(Registered Trade Broker) and CTB (Certified Trade Broker) training
for those looking to advance their barter broker skills and
knowledge in the industry. The training and testing is the same for
CTB & RTB. A RTB can only become a CTB after being in the barter
industry for two years.
The following are the 2014 RTBs and
John Kucera, CTB - Carolina Trade
Bonnie Williams, CTB - Carolina Trade
Raye Fegan, CTB - NATE admin/BANC
Jason Johnston, CTB - Bottom Line
Christina Lugo, RTB - Barter Business
Liz Kelchner, RTB - Barter Business
Janette Perry, RTB - International
Newly elected 2014 NATE board
President - Maurya Lane,
of Barter Business Exchange
Vice President - Paul
Richardson, of Arizona Trade Exchange
Treasurer - Gary Oshry,
of New England Trade
Secretary - Kim Ames, of
Board member - Kenn
Flemmons, of Southern Barter Exchange
Board member - Ric
Zampatti, of The Barter Company
Board member - Anne
Weiser, of International Barter Exchange
In addition, Fred Detwiler received
NATE's award for member of the year and Gary Oshry was awarded board
member of the year.
For more information,
Or contact Raye Hampton-Fegan at (617) 763-3311 or
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