On this segment, Christine discusses with her guest, Bill Meacham of the Barter Authority, how owners of vacation rental properties, inns, and Airbnb’s can help fill those mid-week days and slower-moving weeks thereby creating an additional revenue stream that can be used to offset cash expenditures. Every empty room for every night that goes by is a loss of revenue. Listen to this show to find out how to turn those empty rooms into purchasing power!
Atlantic Barter, was formed in January of 1993 as Delaware Barter Corp., and is a privately held company.
The company has grown into the largest and strongest barter exchange in the Delaware – Pennsylvania – New Jersey region, with over 1,000 real and active members. The company is a member of the National Association of Trade Exchanges, (NATE). The company has over 20 reciprocal arrangements with other barter exchanges throughout the country to afford access to goods and services outside the Tri-State region.
Atlantic Barter prides itself on providing broker driven, hands-on customer service to its members. Though the company utilizes the internet as a communication tool, the company is still dedicated to providing real, live, and knowledgeable brokerage support for ALL its members. As a result, Atlantic Barter’s membership base has continued to grow since its inception as the good word about Atlantic Barter’s superior customer service has spread through out the barter industry.
The company continues to build on its current membership base by expanding geographically into its neighboring regions. As Atlantic Barter grows, the company is determined to do so in a manner that respects the integrity of its members and provides the highest possible level of professionalism so as to continue to command respect inside, and outside of the barter industry.
Our members are dynamic, progressive companies.
President & CEO, Christine Radovich is the driving force behind the new Atlantic Barter. Having been in the organized trade industry since 1998 with the exception of 3 years, Christine began her trading career with Delaware Barter Corp. in 1998. Having transitioned into the role of President and CEO in 2014, she now enjoys spearheading the operation that she has worked hard to help build through the years. Her leadership ability comes from her law enforcement background when she was a police officer and welfare fraud investigator. She was also a recipient of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) award for making numerous effective DUI arrests in the State of Delaware.
Christine attended Temple University for Criminal Justice and the DE State Police Academy. In her personal time, Christine enjoys spending time with family, friends and her black lab. She trains in Krav Maga, an Israeli militia style of self-defense which uses techniques to disarm knife, gun and other weapon attacks. She enjoys helping to train others and is working to become a certified instructor herself.
Christine’s vision is to build Atlantic Barter’s membership base and grow the exchange into a well-known organization that helps business owners prosper and grow through the use of trade.