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Thank You: VBSR Development Committee!

Thank to the VBSR Development Committee who spent recently spent an afternoon brainstorming ideas for the Marketplace and how the Marketplace could better serve VBSR members. Thank you Russ Elek, Markey Read (Career Networks), Avram Patt (Interim ED, VBSR), Don

Posted in Building the New Economy, Community Designed Currency, Gratitude

Request: Pendant Lights for Bar

2-3 pendants lights for bar. Open on style, color. Vintage is also good. Open to new/used/gift certificates to lighting stores.   Already have an Activate Account? Log In to get in contact with your new customer. Interested and new to

Posted in Building the New Economy, RFPs (Get a New Customer Today!)

Recent Transactions: Ideas on How You Can Use the Marketplace

Two ways that VBSR businesses use the Marketplace are: Saving Cash by finding a new local vendor for a planned expense Buying goods and services that don’t fit in the budget but are still needed Recent Transactions in the Marketplace

Posted in Building the New Economy, Getting More Sales, Success Stories (How People Like You Use the Marketplace)

Getting New Customers for Your Upcoming Workshops and Conferences

  Do you have an upcoming Conference, Workshop, or Training? If you have an extra seat at your event, you can always list it in the Marketplace. Many small businesses and non-profits in VBSR are looking for ways to increase

Posted in Getting More Sales, Success Stories (How People Like You Use the Marketplace)

Request: WordPress Theme Consultation

Looking for a consultation on wordpress themes. Having trouble with ads in a free theme. Considering switching to another free theme or looking for advice or a good paid theme.   In person Chittenden County or via skype/hangout   Payment

Posted in RFPs (Get a New Customer Today!)

Thank You: Jessica and Lars

A big Thank You to Jessica Bright and Lars Hasselblad-Torres for joining me on a panel at the VBSR Spring Conference last week. Building on the open source software that runs the Marketplace (OS Currency) has been a challenge and

Posted in Gratitude, Media Coverage on the Marketplace

Request: Tent/Table/Stage/Chairs

Looking for tent rental for Saturday, July 18th, including stage for band, tables and chairs. Washington County.   Part Trade Dollars/Part Cash Payment negotiable.   Interested? Contact Marketplace Manager, Amy Kirschner for details, 399-4210,

Posted in RFPs (Get a New Customer Today!)

Employees of Marketplace Businesses Welcome!

We’re excited to welcome employees of VBSR businesses to the Marketplace! Yes! Individuals can join the Marketplace. How can you earn Trade Dollars? Respond to Requests for Services like graphic design, consulting, project management, etc. Post Offers for your skills

Posted in Building the New Economy

Thank You Russ!

A big Thank You to Russ Elek, VBSR’s Communication and Membership Manager for his ideas and insight in expanding the Marketplace to employees of VBSR businesses (more on that soon!).  

Posted in Gratitude, Updates and Upgrades ( Announcements About the Marketplace)

Gratitude is better in real time

More than 2 years ago, I published a Thank You page to people who had been supportive of the Marketplace. ….and there it sat. I’ve made notes to update it over the years but the page felt more like a

Posted in Gratitude

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