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BN was talking with David
Wallach recently and our conversation veered to the term reciprocal
trade. Wallach says our industry has never properly identified
itself, and he offers the following content to better describe our
Wallach Offers Definition Of Barter
Ancient barter was man�s first form of commerce
and consisted of the one-to-one direct exchange of goods and
services. Advances in technology have greatly expanded and enhanced
the scope of barter far beyond this limited one-to-one model.
In 2007, International Reciprocal Trade
Association (IRTA) member companies using the �Modern Trade and
Barter� process, made it possible for over 400,000 companies
worldwide to utilize their excess business capacities and
underperforming assets, to earn an estimated $10 billion dollars in
previously lost and wasted revenues.
In terms of income, excess business capacity
represents the difference between actual cash revenues received, and
the cash revenues and profits that would be realized, if a business
operated at 100% of its capacity.
Most businesses are operating at less than 100%
of their potential business capacity.
IRTA member companies can help your business
realize lost revenues and make additional profits by making use of
your excess business capacity. Consult the worldwide membership
directory listing on this web site or an IRTA member company located
in your geographical area.
Businesses that choose to participate in modern
trade and barter will become a client of an IRTA member company. As
clients when they sell their goods and services to other clients in
the system they earn trade credits which are deposited into their
accounts. They then have the ability to purchase goods and services
from other member clients utilizing trade credit in their accounts.
IRTA member companies play a vital role as they
provide organization, system management, record keeping, maintenance
of transaction record and broker services to each member client.
All IRTA members companies adhere to a strict
IRTA Code of Ethics. Businesses that utilize modern trade and
barter can be assured that their trade credits are earned and spent
within a network that is committed to a high standard of business by
meeting requirements that prove the strength and sustainability of
their exchange networks.
It is important to note that there are other
forms of modern trade and barter. Some of these include
complementary (or local) currency organizations, LETS (Local
Exchange Trading Systems) and many other forms of alternative
monetary systems to help local and regional economies.
IMS Holds Annual
International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:INLM), a worldwide leader
in business-to-business barter services, reported that all
issues requiring a vote at the company�s annual shareholder meeting
were overwhelmingly approved by an affirmative vote of 99.7%.
Directors Wayne Emmer, Wayne Dalin, and Donald Mardak were reelected
to three-year terms and Webb & Company was ratified as auditors for
the company�s 2008 financial statements. Emmer is the president of
Illinois Cement Co., Dalin is a CPA and former partner in the
accounting firm of Dalin, Lindseth & Co., and Mardak is the
president and CEO of IMS.
Danny Weibling and other board members reviewed IMS� financial
results for the past year and outlined their vision and plans for
addition, members from IMS� management, sales, brokering, marketing,
and IT departments provided a �Team and Tools� presentation covering
the progress and projections of these critical national operations.
The presentation included a showcase of newly released projects
including various features to the web site, the new online
marketplace, and their proprietary barter commerce management
clearing system: TNT, the Trade Network Tracking System.
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First Annual IRTA Video Awards Announced
Ron Whitney, IRTA executive director, announced that the first
annual Video Awards will be held at the Westgate River Ranch near
Orlando (FL) on September 22 thru 25
2008, during the 29th IRTA Annual Convention and Conference.
�This new award program will recognize outstanding Video Productions
that have been created by barter industry member companies,�
explained Whitney. �The Video Award Program will be opened to all
conference attendees including those who are not current members of
�The use of video productions for sales presentations and web site
use has increased dramatically over the past five years,� said Dave
Wallach President of IRTA. �There are scores of very creative and
entertaining video productions that members of our industry have
created. The IRTA Global Board of Directors felt it was time to
recognize and reward those efforts.�
Videos entered in the competition will be viewed by all attendees
during conference prime-time and judged for important production
values, such as clarity of message, organization, creativity and
The winners of the competition will receive their awards at the
concluding ceremony of the conference; their videos will be featured
prominently on the IRTA web site.
IRTA is the oldest and most established barter, trade, and
currency association in the world. IRTA�s global focus assures
input from a wide variety of companies and individuals with an
unsurpassed collective industry experience.
For further information and an IRTA Video Award entry form please
contact Ron Whitney at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (757) 393-2292.
Work With Audio/Visual
Vendor On Barter
Collect cash, as usual, from the guest accounts staying at
your facility that require the use of professional AV
services. And rather than shouldering your ongoing employee
costs, or your current vendor�s cash agreement for AV
services, here�s a much better alternative:
Work with a proven national vendor (a sterling 25-year track
record) who will provide all of the AV services for your
hotel on a 100% TRADE BASIS! (Payment to be in the form of
Your hotel�s annual AV billings must be a minimum of
$200,000, and this offer is available only in the
continental United States.
For a confidential introduction contact Bob Meyer via
Attention Trade Exchange Owners:
If your member hotel(s) have a minimum of 10,000 sq. feet of
meeting space and annual billings of at least $200,000 for
AV services this is a great opportunity to earn substantial
cash service fees on the hundreds of thousands of trade
dollars your hotel member will be paying the vendor. Contact
Bob Meyer at the above e-mail.
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