July 5, 2011
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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From the desk of Bob Meyer...
Florida Barter Named “Silver Sponsor” For
The International Reciprocal Trade Association’s 32nd annual
convention at the Aventura Spa Resort in Mexico’s Riviera
Maya has received the support of Florida Barter as the
Silver Sponsor of this year’s event. The convention is
scheduled for September 19-21.
For more information on the convention and IRTA
Upper Deck Furniture’s Blowout-Sale On Trade
The huge sports memorabilia company, Upper Deck, recently
downsized from their large office building in Carlsbad (CA)
that liquidated 600 office chairs, desks, tables and more,
in a 3-day sales blowout. The San Diego ITEX office had
numerous members making the trip to nearby Carlsbad, scoring
some exceptional office furniture buys on trade.
Americans Express Little Confidence In Banks
Gallup has been tracking Americans’ confidence in banks
since 1979, and today’s lack of confidence in banks is at an
all-time high. Even now, three years since the financial
crisis, we see the banking community prestige continuing to
slip. Almost 40% of Americans have “no confidence” in banks.
Home Workers Continue To Expand
Nearly 1-in-4 workers in the U.S. are now working at home at
least part of the time, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
report. Most of them (64.2%) are self-employed, but 23.1% of
full time (9-to-5 day) workers also take work home. And
people with college degrees (36.1%) are working, at least
part-time, from home as well.
Consumers Bombarded With Credit-Card Offers
Earn more than $75,000? Is your credit score more than 720
(in the top third on the 850-point scale)? Than you have
probably noticed national credit-card companies are dangling
the goodies at you, even though you probably have plenty of
plastic already. In the first quarter of 2011 credit-card
companies mailed 1.4 billion offers for new credit cards —
that’s a jump of 69%, from 826 million a year earlier!
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Richard C. Cook Selected
As Keynote Speaker For IRTA’s International Convention
International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) has announced that
the renowned monetary-reformist Richard C. Cook will be the keynote
speaker at this year’s convention. IRTA’s 32nd Annual International
Convention will be held at the spectacular Aventura Spa Palace
Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, from September 19 thru 21, 2011.
Cook, the author of “We Hold These Truths - The Hope of Monetary
Reform,” will speak on the topic of “Humanity vs. Monetary Power:
Barter and Other Choices for the 21st Century.”
Cook was a policy analyst for the U.S. government from 1970 to 1986,
including service with White House Consumer Office and NASA. From
1986 until 2007 he was a Project Manager for the U.S. Treasury
Department. In 1990, Cook received the Cavallo Foundation Award for
Moral Courage in business and Government for his testimony before
the Rogers Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of
1986, in which he was instrumental in exposing the real story behind
the faulty O-rings that caused the rocket boosters to fail.
Richard C. Cook is one of the many outstanding authors, scholars and
barter industry experts that will be speaking at this year at IRTA’s
annual convention. These are important times for the barter industry
and the global economy. Come to the convention to learn, network,
increase your trading and make your business better. Space is
limited, so early registration is suggested.
more information call Executive Director Ron Whitney at (757)
393-2292 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pittsburgh’s Green Apple
Barter Announces Annual Trade Show
Green Apple Barter Services, one of the nation’s largest independent
trade exchange network, announced its annual trade show will be held
on Tuesday, October 25th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm.
Green Apple is working with the city’s new Consol Energy Center to
provide a unique venue, sure to again attract thousands of
participants. Aside from networking, buying and selling, attendees
will be invited to skate on the ice and take advantage of photo
opportunities in Pittsburgh’s newest arena.
Last year’s event was held at the Pittsburgh Convention Center,
coinciding with the International Reciprocal Trade Associations
annual meeting which gathered representatives from over 42 barter
exchanges across the globe. This year will again showcase businesses
of all sizes.
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Experiencing Stress On The Job?
For people with jobs, times are tough with 77%
claiming that at least one thing at the office is causing them
stress, according to a poll released by the private educational
company Everest College.
Cause of stress:
Fear of losing job
Job not chosen career
Poor work/life balance
No advancement opportunity
Poor working conditions 2%
Nothing stresses me 21%
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