From the desk of Bob
Dale & Vardabash To Address Global Barter
Conference In Singapore
managing director of IMS (OTCBB:INLM), will speak at the
first Asian barter conference being held October 31 and
November 1, as part of the Global Entrepolis Show in
executive director of the International Reciprocal Trade
Association (IRTA), will also address the conference. The
Global Entrepolis program is expected to attract more than
15,000 attendees. As a special feature of the event, Lois
Dale was interviewed by CNBC on October 30.
Don Mardak, CEO of
IMS, declared, “It is very exciting to see the global reach
of barter, as the Asian leaders of the Global Entrepolis
Show have decided to make this dynamic business tool an
integral part of their program. I am certain that Lois and
Krista will do a wonderful job representing the North
American barter industry.”
Cargill Enters Renewable Natural-Gas Industry
To Earn Fuel-Trading Warrants
The Minneapolis farm-commodity processing giant’s move into
the fledging renewable natural-gas industry is expected to
give a big boost to the business of turning livestock manure
into methane gas.
Cargill’s move in this direction will consist of recruiting
farmers whose livestock operations are big enough to
generate a reliable supply of manure for conversion into
methane, which is then sold to natural-gas utilities.
Cargill isn’t investing in any specific company that
provides the conversion, but will earn fuel trading warrants
for business it brings to the companies that operate a
“digester” (a facility that can cost $1 million to build and
uses micro-organisms to convert manure).
BixXchange Is Flying High
Seattle-based trade exchange, was recognized by the Puget
Sound Business Journal as one of Washington’s “100
Fastest Growing Private Companies for 2006.” Businesses are
given the award, and ranked, based on net operating revenue
growth for the previous three years.
formed in January 2002, and has since facilitated nearly
$100 million in barter transactions among its over 1,100
members. They have offices in Seattle and Oakland (CA).
Barter Consultants’ Busman Appeared On NBC
Lee Anne Busman,
exchange co-owner of Barter Consultants in Atlanta, happily
reported that she was interviewed by NBC Nightly News. The
segment was aired on Saturday, October 28.
Wilkerson Owns Trade Exchange & Two
Professional Basketball Teams
who tried to buy Barter Systems Inc. in the mid ‘80s (with
the intent of moving the company to Denver from its Memphis
headquarters), is the owner of Barter Americas trade
He’s also the
owner of two American Basketball Association (ABA) teams.
The ABA is like a “minor-league” system for the National
Basketball Association (NBA).
Wilkerson owns the
Arkansas Aeros and the Arkansas River Catz. Reportedly, at a
recent ABA owners meeting, Wilkerson had the owners on the
edge of their seats with his many stories about barter.
Frequent-Flyer Miles For Charity
frequent-flyer members can donate miles through the Miles
and More program to HelpAlliance, Living Lakes, and SOS
Children’s Villages. Donations ranging from 10,000 to 40,000
miles will enable schooling for Indian children, help
conserve wetlands in Brazil and support Asian orphans’
lodging, medical care and schooling.
IRTA’s Universal Currency Offers 45-Page
Jen Ashworth, UC’s
enthusiastic trade broker, recently provided all UC member
trade exchanges with a comprehensive, 4-color, PDF file full
of a wide array of products and services available to them
for their holiday business inventory.
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