DANVERS AND MALDEN, MASSACHUSETTS…
This may be a cash-strapped Christmas for some. Others are taking an alternative route. What if you could trade or “barter” for gifts and goodies?
New England Trade, the largest bartering organization serving Massachusetts businesses for the past three decades, is hosting its Lucky 13th Annual Trade Expo and Auction on Wednesday, December 2, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott Street, Danvers, Mass. More than 25 booths will feature gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, clothing, toys for children of all ages, electronics and more.
The business public is welcome to attend. New England Trade membership is NOT required.
However businesses who aren’t members of New England Trade must pre-register as a guest in advance. Registration can be made by phone 781-388-9200 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This Christmas event is a great way to check off many of the items on your Christmas list and keep cash in your wallet,” said Ken Meharg, CEO of New England Trade. “These are difficult economic times and businesses that have extra inventory or service time are taking advantage of the age old concept of barter. They are ‘trading’ those extra goods or time for something within our barter system and everyone wins.”
The practice of bartering has been around since the days of the caveman. For example a plumber does some work for a CPA, who in turn does the plumber’s taxes. In a bartering organization, members have access to the products and services of all the members. So, the plumber can do work for the CPA on barter, but can then choose to “spend” the bartering dollars he’s accrued on another product or service offered by other members. Like use of an ocean-side condo for a week.
For more information on New England Trade, please visit www.newenglandtrade.com.
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Since 1980, New England Trade has helped thousands of businesses gain a competitive edge by expanding their revenue and reach with barter. Restaurants, auto services, travel, retail stores, and professional business services such as accounting, legal and advertising/marketing are a sampling of the numerous clients who do business with New England Trade and each other. Maintaining offices at 926 Eastern Avenue in Malden, Mass., as well as 100 West Main Street in Hyannis for its Cape Cod branch (www.CapeCodTrade.com), New England Trade has become the largest barter organization in New England. The company is a founding member of the National Association of Trade Exchanges and a member of the International Reciprocal Trade Association, New England Trade manages more than $5-million in sales annually and has a staff of 10 people. New England Trade is operated by experienced, Certified Trade Brokers who know how to make barter work for business. The company is a long-standing member of the Malden Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information about New England Trade, please visit http://www.NewEnglandTrade.com or call 781-388-9200.