The weekly newsletter for everyone interested in barter--the world's most versatile business tool!
July 9, 2002
Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
UNITE, A Collaborative Alliance For Barter Exchanges, Now Operating Global Online Trading System
Crump Barter System (CBSI) and VirtualBarter formed an alliance months ago with the objective of building an online e-commerce marketplace, one that would enable independent barter exchanges and exchange networks to trade online.
Launched the first
of June, this new online trading marketplace is experiencing rapid success.
On June 28 UNITE reported that 41 exchanges were online simultaneously.
CBSI is the industry's largest collaborative global trade network with
175 member trade exchanges worldwide. For more information see: www.unite.tc.
Barter Veteran Bruce Harris Leaves Legacy Of Service
On July 3rd Bruce Harris passed away at the age of 52. Bruce and his brother Richard were the founders of the National Commerce Exchange in Maryland Heights (St. Louis), Missouri, over two decades ago. Both have worked diligently on behalf of the commercial barter industry over the years.
Bruce served on the NATE board of directors and as treasurer for that association. He was the recipient of the Monkman/Crumpton award, NATE's highest honor, in 1999.
The Harrises hosted the 5th Annual IRTA Convention (then IATE) at the Marriott Hotel across from the Cardinals' baseball stadium in May 1984. Later that year they were part of the founding group which established NATE.
Having experienced the early days of the industry, Bruce was one of the architects of NATE's Banc currency. He was an outspoken advocate of the need for fiscally sound policies if the barter industry was to grow into what many envisioned.
Harris was an intelligent
and compassionate person who lived by his motto, "do not hurt anyone."
And he had a wonderful, different perspective about many things. When
asked what his favorite book was, he once told me, "the Yellow
Pages!" His biggest splurge? He said it was "getting married
to a women with four kids." They, like all of us in the barter
industry, will sorely miss Bruce Harris.
recent Tuesday Report dated June
25, in which Alan Zimmelman commented on why more bartering isn't
occurring in the marketplace received 3,986 visitor sessions. And Art
Goehring's "Focus On Excellence"
story was downloaded 314 times the first week.
Follow-up to Herbert Teichmann's comments last week:
"Finally, one guy who seems to think straight. Herbert Teichmann has expressed my sentiments exactly." (Val Valentini)
Herbert Teichmann's statement, that if we don't regulate ourselves someone
will do it for us, was right on. We all should be more aware of the
ones who break the trust." (Norm Alvis aka edaddywarbucks)
Barter played a
major role in ESPN offer...and Warren Buffet stated that dot-coms' primary
objective was to make money off of, rather than for, investors! The
"business model" for these companies has been the old fashioned...!
Do you think like a banker? In the article titled, "Countertrade Creates Symbiotic Relationships Between Buyers and Sellers" here's the comments made by a major New York banker..."We can see how the benefits (of countertrade) could help, but in the banking industry, we associate creativity with risk." Click "What's New" then click "Countertrade" to read the entire article.
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