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October 2, 2012

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 10/02/2012

Greco Begins Five-Week European Tour This Week

Monetary expert and author Thomas Greco, Jr., has begun a five-week tour this month to Switzerland, Greece and the UK. To stay abreast of Greco�s writings and speaking efforts go to: His latest book, �The End of Money and the Future of Civilization,� can be ordered from Chelsea Green Publishing, or your local bookstore.

Sponsorships For Pro Basketball Team Available On ITEX

The San Diego Surf � a pro basketball team in the American Basketball Association � is offering various sponsorship packages through ITEX on trade.

For further information contact Ramon Rodriquez at 619-472-2929

New Global Listing  . . .

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Special Report On IRTA�s 33rd International Convention


IRTA Jamaican Convention Well Attended

More than 45 barter and trade organizations attended IRTA�s 33rd International Convention in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The convention was highlighted in Jamaica�s largest newspaper, The Jamaica Observer, in its September 14 edition. The publication had extensive coverage of the convention and its local host, Anbell Trade Exchange.

The well-attended event provided an important learning opportunity for seasoned barter industry veterans as well as new exchange owners. An Outstanding Achievement Award recipient, Scott Whitmer of Florida Barter, commented, �It was one of the best barter industry conventions I have ever attended in over thirty years � there was a lot of energy and new faces. IRTA certainly delivered the goods, both in terms of quality programming and a fun all-inclusive property.�

IRTA successfully provided Registered Trade Broker (RTB) training and certifications to the following nine individuals:

  • David Bonilla, Florida Barter
  • Rachel Battaglia, Alamo Barter
  • Kayley Pitzele, BizXchange
  • Caroline Vallance, Nu Barter Sarasota
  • Bob La Rocca, Nu Barter Boca Raton
  • Jacquie Stein, Nu Barter Savannah
  • Robin Sinor, E Barter Nation
  • Nicole Colter, Barter Matchmakers
  • Chong Kee Tan, Bay Bucks

Awards Unveiled At Annual IRTA Convention

Long time industry veterans Sally Selbman (American Trade Group) and John Strabley (IMS) received the top honors in September at IRTA�s annual convention.

Sally Selbman became the second woman to obtain admission to the barter industry�s Hall of Fame award for her more than 30 years of contributions to the industry. �Sally is a true treasure of our industry,� offered IRTA president, Annette Riggs. �David Wallach, along with Selbman, built one of the strongest exchanges on the west coast and Sally has devoted endless hours to improving the barter industry over the last three decades. She is a much deserving recipient of the prestigious Hall of Fame Award.�

John Strabley, CEO of IMS was recognized for his exemplary achievements by receiving the Paul St. Martin Distinguished Service Award. �Strabley worked incredibly hard for IRTA and the industry this last year. He has served on numerous committees and materially contributed to virtually every important initiative IRTA put forth since he joined the Global Board last year,� revealed IRTA executive director, Ron Whitney.

Other award recipients were as follows �

David Wallach Outstanding Achievement Award:

  • Ron Whitney, IRTA Executive Director

Outstanding Achievement Award:

  • Scott Whitmer, Florida Barter
  • Scot Mathewson, iTradeearth
  • Annette Riggs, Community Connect Trade
  • Harold Rice, American Exchange Network
  • Kim Strabley, IMS
  • Dea Allgood, BizXchange
  • Terry Brandfass, Trade Management Consultants
  • Michael Mercier, Metro Trade

Legend of Barter Award:

  • Brian Hall (CEO), Bartercard International Group
  • Trevor Dietz (COO), Bartercard International Group
  • Lee Brandfass, Trade Management Consultants
  • Dale Mardak (COO), IMS Barter

Sales Ambassador Award:

  • Catherine and Barry Cohen, BCLSoft/Barter21

Executive Director Award:

  • Patty Weston, UC International Broker

UC Broker of the Year Award:

  • Jodi Yardman, NuBarter

Appreciation Awards:

  • Paula and Andrew Pairman, Anbell Trade Exchange, Ltd.
  • Michael Hering,
  • Paul Bolte (CEO), Bartercard New Zealand
  • Bruce Kamm, Virtual Barter
  • Sergei Serdyuk, Nextrade 360
  • Kurt Bradley, Trade Studio
  • Gary Field, NuBarter
  • Kent Johnson, Saturn Barter
  • Mary Ellen Rosinski, TradeSource
  • Perry Constantinides, Barter Systems
  • Chip Davis, The Trade Authority

IRTA Elects Three International Members To Global Board

At the International Reciprocal Trade Association�s convention, recently held in Jamaica, three international members were elected to IRTA�s Global Board.

The three new board members are:

  • Paul Bolte (CEO), of Bartercard New Zealand
  • Andrew Pairman (CEO), of Anbell Trade Exchange in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Rob van Hilten, of Qoin in the Netherlands

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