Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 50789 Kalamazoo, Michigan 49005-0789
Office Location:  8135 Cox's Drive Portage, Michigan 49002-5829
Phone: (269) 344-8800 Fax: (269) 344-8522

NOTE: Always check ahead to make sure the member is accepting trade.
Also, we ask if your cash fees are not current, do not spend at restaurants.

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MBE is an association of businesses and professional organization members who have joined together to barter their goods and services among themselves. This is done through an organized system which is regulated by the recordkeeping and administrative services of MBE. The Exchange functions as a clearinghouse for the barter transactions of its members.

Office Location:
8135 Cox's Drive
Portage, Michigan

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 50789
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Phone: (269) 344-8800
Fax: (269) 344-8522

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With money tight, bartering is growing in popularity. It's been estimated that there are over 400 exchanges in North America , totaling 350,000 to 400,000 businesses, doing an estimated 3.5 to 4 billion dollars in trade annually.

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Call or email your broker for new items available on trade.