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Linda Zibell Says Good-Bye After 30 Years Of Dedicated Service

Editor�s Note: The unsung heroes of the trade exchange industry are the hard-working barter brokers that keep business moving among the members of a trade exchange. One of the best was Linda Zibell. Not only did she perform for New England Trade for three decades, but she mentored scores of new brokers who came into the industry...always glad to assist and share her knowledge and expertise.

Zibell and others like her are responsible for the maturation of the commercial barter industry. Below are her thoughts as she exits the industry. Best wishes Linda, for success in all of your endeavors in the days ahead.

After almost 30 years of watching the barter industry grow,

my time has come to go to �The Old Brokers Home.� If you are receiving this and are an owner it is because I hold you in the highest regard. If you are a broker and are receiving this it is because I think of you as a friend, colleague and co-conspirator. You hold a very special place in my heart.  

For the special �10� (fellow brokers from the industry) that travel together once a year, you have given me so many memories to cherish. From the very first NATE (National Association of Trade Exchanges) convention I attended over 20 years ago, it has been my honor to know each and everyone of you. The friendships forged and the memories we made are something I will treasure.

After almost 30 years effective December 31, 2009 I will be leaving New England Trade. My last day is December 24, and I wish each and every one of you a Healthy & Prosperous 2010.

It has been my pleasure to know you.

Warm regards,

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