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October 7, 2014

Written by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews

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From the desk of Bob Meyer... 10/07/2014

Expanding The World Of Barter

The National Association of Trade Exchanges (NATE) continues to provide an expanding weekly list of items (products, services, and travel opportunities) available for trade exchange owners who are members of the BANC.
 
For more information on this program call Raye at 617-763-3311 or e-mail Raye@NateBarter.com.
 
Radio Station Veteran Dave Wagenvoord Passes
 
BarterNews recently learned of the passing of long-time radio station veteran Dave Wagenvoord, a master of old school bartering — he exchanged airtime on his radio stations for various products and services, which he then used for promotions. Wagenvoord passed away earlier this year in April of neuroendocrine cancer, at the age of 81. He was living in Florida at the time.
 
ITEX Annual Holiday Fair Announced
 
ITEX, which has the largest West Coast attendance for their barter holiday fairs, revealed that this year's trade fair would take place Sunday, November 23, at the Fairplex building #6, in Pomona (CA).
 
For more information, call 909-592-7727 or click here.
 
Bartertown Radio Show Available
 
A live radio talk-show is now underway every Saturday morning at 11AM EST. You can call in and ask questions (347-989-8557). For more details, e-mail Sandra@educate4barter.com or click here.

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IRTA's Cancun Convention Success

(Submitted to BarterNews by Ron Whitney, IRTA Exec. Dir.)

IRTA's 35th Annual International Convention in Cancun, Mexico, was a resounding success as representatives from trade organizations around the globe rallied in support of IRTA and UC's thirty-five years of meaningful accomplishments for the barter industry.
 
The convention was opened by world-renowned actress Dette Glashouwer, dazzling the audience with her creative presentation on the history of money, central banks and barter. Seminars on complementary currencies, FINCEN rulings, proper deficit management, sales & broker training, real estate trading and UC, were all well attended.
 
The annual general meeting reviewed IRTA and UC's 2014 financials. The treasurer distributed the Financial Reports and provided an overview of challenges and successes before opening the discussion to the members for a Q&A session. Twenty new members have joined IRTA so far this year, and there has been record setting UC trading and UC cash revenues for the year.
 
Despite a software conversion and other challenges in September, UC set a trading record for the month of September with $637,204.02 in trading, (exceeding total annual 2013 trade volume of $8,598,461.70) with one full quarter of trading still to go in 2014.
 
'It really was a great convention, with a lot of camaraderie and warm feelings of good will and support from everyone who attended,' said IRTA Executive Director Ron Whitney.
 
The IRTA membership re-elected John Strabley, (IMS, Milwaukee, WI), Mary Ellen Rosinski, (Tradesource, Phoenix, AZ), and Scot Mathewson, (iTradeearth, Cayey, PR), to the Global Board of directors as well as new board members Chong Kee Tan, (Bay-Bucks, San Francisco, CA), and Steve Zadrick, (WorldtradeX, Ocala, FL).
 
The IRTA Global Board re-elected Annette Riggs to another two-year term as President of IRTA and also re-elected Mary Ellen Rosinski as Treasurer of IRTA. New board member Chong Kee Tan was elected to serve as IRTA's Secretary. Scott Whitmer, IRTA's Vice-President, retained his VP seat that runs through September of 2015. 
 
The Cancun convention was capped-off by the Annual Awards Dinner that honored Michael Mercier of Metro Trade in Detroit, with the Barter Hall-of-Fame Award. Other key awards were received by Bruce Kamm, (Paul St. Martin Award), Vern Ulery and Richard Harris, (Legends of Barter Award), and Diane Gasper (2014 UC Broker of the Year).
 
IRTA and UC congratulate all the 2014 award winners and looks forward to another year of tremendous growth, as well as reaching important industry advocacy goals.
 For more information, click here.  (www.irta.com)


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Mehargs Retire After 30 Years Of Devoted Effort In New England

Ken and Sue Meharg, founders of United Business Exchange (UBE), located in Malden (MA), have sold their ownership position in the company to partner Gary Oshry in the New England Trade exchange. (In 1995, the aforementioned UBE joined forces with Oshry's Boston Business Exchange to form New England Trade.)
 
In the very early days the hard-working Ken wore many hats, while wife Sue did the company's books at home while raising two-year-old twins and five-year-old daughter. Their first hiree was Linda Zibell in 1983; she remained with the company until 2009.
 
The company experienced anticipated expansion when Ken appeared on the Oprah TV show, where he discussed doing his sister's wedding on trade.

Ken has been active in the National Association of Trade Exchanges for numerous years; having served on the NATE board in many capacities.


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Late Receivables A Concern?

Are you putting up with late payments out of fear of losing customers? That's what a poll conducted by the National Federation for Independent Business shows.
 
Nearly half (45%) of all small-business owners say their most significant problem is late payments. With the average invoice-customer paying in 29 days, such late payments mean a lack of cash flow, which affects their ability to pay one's own bills.

When you do business with others in a trade exchange you get paid ASAP! And, of course, you're also boosting your cash flow … a definite plus when others are making those late payments to you.


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