Tricks of the Trade: How Tradebank of Huntsville is Taking Barter to Heart

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HUNTSVILLE, AL – Back in December of 2019, the Tradebank community in Huntsville gained a new regional owner. Lisa Smith, a retired registered nurse, and business networking extraordinaire, has taken the reins. As a business owner herself, she first encountered Tradebank as a member.

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For her, Tradebank was a u201cgreat opportunity to conserve cash for my business, and network with a new group of peopleu201d. She knew that trade was a winner, and it quickly became a major facet of her business.u00a0

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The Offices at Spenryn, Madisonu2019s premier CoWorking Center thrived. Soon after, Smith navigated into a broker role, and then into a Regional Owner for Huntsville. For her, she cares about the businesses around her; u201cTradebank provides some significant opportunities for me to help other business owners through tradeu201d.

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After taking over, the swift building of the region began and is ongoing. They are actively adding new members every month. For Tradebank of Huntsville, they are growing as a community and as a Tradebank Team. Not long after settling in, Katy Murphy joined as a broker. And more recently theyu2019ve added two Sales team members: Freda Anderson and Pamela Bays.u00a0

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From there, theyu2019ve established a wonderful ambassador program sticking true to their theme that theyu2019re all in this together. Smith shares, u201ctraining the team members and building the community, thatu2019s my favorite part of all of thisu201d.u00a0

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Despite the impacts due to COVID-19, the region is moving forward. Smith says, u201ceveryoneu2019s been highly impacted, the true test in all of this is you can go backward or forwards, weu2019re still moving forward, thatu2019s my only option for usu201d. Theyu2019re not slowing down no matter whatu2019s thrown their way.

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As they continue to navigate the ever-changing business world, Smith has a plan. u201cIu2019ve set 5-year goals and beyond, Iu2019m looking forward to a lot of growth in our region. Mainly, a lot of relationship-building between Tradebank and the members themselves.u201d Past that, Tradebank Huntsville is looking for new members that the community will benefit from. She shares, u201citu2019s great to get a new member, but it’s fantastic to get a member that everyone needsu201d.u00a0

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When it comes to what drives her, u201c[Connections] are what gets me out of the bed each morning, how did I connect with someone today? I make daily notes from every business owner I connect with. At the core, itu2019s all about making that human connectionu201d.

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Currently, the Huntsville region is averaging eight to ten new members a month. Thanks to Tradebank of Huntsvilleu2019s welcoming community, everyone is excited and eager to trade.

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About Tradebank

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Tradebank is a major nationwide retail and corporate trade exchange system, networking together thousands of progressive companies who understand and use barter as part of their everyday marketing plans. Offering over 100,000 products and services, they join business owners with their personal brokers to facilitate successful barter.u00a0

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As one of the industryu2019s leading trade exchanges, Tradebank has helped companies complete more than three million trade transactions, each one helping their clients conserve cash and improve their bottom line. For inquiries or additional information about Tradebank or starting your own Tradebank franchise, please contact their Georgia based headquarters at (678) 533-7100.

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For Huntsville, please contact Lisa Smith at (256) 850-2001.

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