On March 8th-10th, Tradebank International held their 2017 annual conference and regional meeting in Savannah, Georgia. The event took place at the Hyatt Regency on Bay Street, overlooking the beautiful Savannah River.
On the first evening, Tradebank International hosted a banquet to present achievement awards for outstanding achievement. There was also a special dedication to John Davis, former CEO of Tradebank. John retired on September 30, 2016, after 37 years in the barter business. John gave an emotional speech to close out his long career in the industry.
“I thank you all for the hard work and dedication that you have shown over the years. I leave Tradebank with an enormous amount of respect for our regional owners, brokers, corporate staff and clients, and that has made my time in this career so rewarding.”John Davis (former CEO of Tradebank)
The second day started with meetings and special guest speaker Aakash Patel with Elevate, Inc. The night ended at The Cotton Sail Hotel on West Bay Street for light libations and hors d’oeuvres on the balcony overlooking the Savannah River.
“I was pleased with the beautiful setting, attendance and overall sense of comradery among our regional owners. It’s important to work with those you trust and feel empowered by so the team can continue to grow and prosper.”Valerie Brooker (CEO of Tradebank)
Founded in 1987, Tradebank also celebrates 30 years of being in business in 2017. Tradebank has successfully weathered an industry that sees many businesses quickly come and go. This years annual conference gave all a chance to celebrate, reflect, and plan for new growth.
Tradebank International Inc. (Tradebank) is a privately held international trade exchange founded in 1987, celebrating 30 years in the barter business. Headquartered in Lawrenceville, GA, Tradebank has outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada providing opportunities for its Tradebank clients to barter their products and services. Tradebank earned the Consumers’ Choice Award in 2016 in the “Barter and Trade Exchange” category, making it the fifteenth year in a row earning the award.