As the vaccinations continue to roll out across the world, we are starting to see glimpses of normalcy. Some things like seeing family and friends will fall right back into place and others that “don’t fit neatly into the proverbial box” such as going to concerts or movie theatres will need some finessing. One thing that will take a while to unpack is if the value of the barter trade system in purchasing and procurement of certain goods and services is here to regularly compete against traditional monetary systems.
Reflecting on our principles, we take a look back at the history of barter to answer the “Why?” the bartering network will sustain even a global pandemic.
Since DeLuxe Bar & Grill opened its doors almost seven decades ago, its ambiance has transported patrons back to a simpler time where you pick up a friendly conversation with a stranger faster than you can pick up that mini-computer in your pocket. Yet, as a reflection of the neighborhood it serves, DeLuxe continues to progress to meet the needs of the locals.
A year into the pandemic and here we are in the new normal. We have adjusted, pivoted, downsized and then expanded over the last 12 months. To me, at times it has felt like getting dressed in the dark, with the wrong hand!
When the gravity of the pandemic started to ensconce our day to day in every which way, BizX did not back down to the challenge of rethinking how and what we could to do to keep our business community on stable ground. Change can be hard and we needed to rely on our strong core values to stay the course.