October 7, 2014
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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Expanding The World Of
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
Radio Station Veteran Dave Wagenvoord
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
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
Bartertown Radio Show
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,
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See you next week...)
NATE 4TH QUARTER SPECIAL
Up Your Trade Exchange -
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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