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IMS Now Dominates Largest U.S. Barter Market�Greater Chicagoland

With completion of the acquisition of Illinois Trade Association and its parent National Trade Association, International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:INLM) will dominate the Chicago area, which is the largest barter marketplace in the nation.

The acquisition expands the IMS Barter client base to 15,000, in 39 U.S. markets. According to Don Mardak, CEO of IMS, they now have more than 1,200 restaurants, 600 advertising venues, and a vast array of travel opportunities including 400 coast-to-coast hotels, resorts and travel accommodations. Not to mention the numerous resorts available in Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

IMS also can boast of air travel availabilities on trade through two individual airlines as well as several well-known charter-flight providers.

With this most recent acquisition, IMS has procured a (the only) seasoned corporate barter division within an independent trade exchange. National Trade Association has a 600 client roster that includes several well-known publishers, hotel chains, manufacturers, and distributors.

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