Yes, the oldest form of currency is the exchange tool at this event -
New England Trade, the region's oldest and largest barter and trade
organization, will holds its 16th annual Barter Expo on Tuesday, December 4,
2012 5:30 - 9:30 PM at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott Street,
Danvers, MA 02148.
This year as the economy gets tighter and companies are cutting back on
corporate gifts, employee incentives, and new customer incentives, many New
England Trade members are bartering for their holiday shopping. Companies
are also utilizing barter to move excess merchandise or sell additional
Participants can browse more than 50 vendors selling more than a quarter of
a million dollars in gift ideas and services. Among the available items
will be such holiday shopping essentials as jewelry and watches,
electronics, gift baskets, exercise equipment, clothing, sunglasses, ski
lift tickets, restaurant gift certificates, vacation lodging, chocolate and
candies, candles, and more.
"This Barter Expo has become an annual event that opens the eyes and minds
of the business community," note Ken Meharg, CEO of New England Trade. "Our
guests are always astounded by the range of products and services available
Gary Oshry, President of New England Trade added, "Each year the Barter Expo
has grown in attendance and exhibitors. Public acceptance of barter has
grown enormously in recent years. This event is fun and gives business
owners a sense of the cash flow enhancer a trade organization can offer."
Tickets to the event are $10 - payable in trade dollars for those who are
members of New England Trade. Businesses that call prior to the expo will
be given discounted membership to New England Trade and complimentary VIP
Tickets to the expo. For additional information about the Barter Expo,
visit www.newenglandtrade.com or call (781) 388-9200 (tel:%28781%29%
TRADING UP IN NEW ENGLAND
Since, 1980, New England Trade has helped thousands of businesses gain a
competitive edge by using barter. Barter is a creative way to increase
sales and decrease cash expenses. Restaurants, auto services, travel,
retail stores, and professional business services such as accounting, legal
business with New England Trade and each other.
With a new, fully functional online "Marketplace"
England Trade has added a new dimension to both their reach and convenience
for members. Now members can click and choose a wide range of goods and
services, from travel reservations to gift certificates to auto care to
professional services and more.
Worldwide, more than $600-billion is traded annually by small firms and
giant companies alike. Nearly one-third of all U.S. businesses are involved
in some kind of barter and more than 65 percent of the corporations listed
on the New York Stock Exchange use barter to reduce surplus inventory and
New England Trade, located at 926 Eastern Avenue in Malden, Mass., has more
than 1,000 members throughout the region. In business for three decades, it
is the largest independent barter organization in New England. The company
is a founding member of the National Association of Trade Exchanges, New
England Trade manages more than $10-million in sales annually and has a
staff of 7 people. The company is a long-standing member of the Malden
Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information about the Barter Expo, visit
www.newenglandtrade.com or call (781) 388-9200.