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Party Rockin’ Inflatables

Party Rockin’ Inflatables…An IBE member that will rock your party scene!

It was great speaking to Jonathan Cruzio, an IBE member and one enthusiastic person! Along with his wife Kassandra, they have a rockin’ family business that is pure fun. Get to know them and the totally fun services and products they offer to make your party, affair or children’s special day a cut above all the rest.

First of all, they will become your number one source for inflatable bounce houses and water slides in the Bradenton area. In this complicated world when germs are a concern for all of us, Party Rock Inflatables makes it a priority to sanitize and make safe every unit that they have for rent. Each week their inventory explodes with new and exclusive units such as the Wrecking Ball, Jumbo Boxing Gloves, obstacle courses, water slides, and the very special Disney Frozen bounce house and combination theme panel such as Mickey Mouse or your favorite Disney character.

This Disney Frozen Bounce House features all of your favorite Frozen Characters! They have Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf & Sven which are sure to be a favorite theme of all your party goers! The bounce house features a safety entrance ramp and netting with basketball hoop inside. This is also available on their Combo Bounce House with wet/dry Slide. The 27ft Roaring Rapids Water Slide voted#1and is Sarasota’s tallest slide! Their water slides are among the largest in Florida! The Roaring River WaterSlide is 70 ft. long and has the most extreme angle going downwards that will surely please the adrenaline seekers in your group.

Log onto and view their inventory yourself. You can pick up the phone and call Jonathan and Kassandra at 941-893-7217 or make your reservation online any time of the day or night. These fun rockin’ people work 7 days a week, and make your party a team effort that will provide such wonderful memories long after your event is over Party Rockin Inflatables never charges for delivery/setup and pick up/tear down. They do have minimum orders in the Arcadia, North Port & Charlotte county areas but no hidden fees ever! They will service Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, North Port, Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish, Arcadia, Myakka City. What impressed me was that every rental unit from Party Rock Inflatables gets inspected, cleaned and disinfected after every use.

For your fundraisers and community events you can rent Dunk Tanks, Tents, Tables and Chairs, Concession stands and supplies, and party extras that will set your party or event so far above the average party. Log onto their website to view a complete list of delivery areas.

Interactive boxing and basketball is also available. So when your church or group is planning a fundraiser that will attract the big crowds, get in touch with Party Rockin Inflatables. There is no need to go anywhere else. Jonathan and Kassandra Cuzio are constantly growing, engaging new customers and are excited about being new IBE members. They have a special place in their hearts for charities and try to incorporate charity events on their busy calendar several times a year. Like them on their Facebook page and let them show you the testimonies of their very satisfied customers.

Party Rockin Inflatables…safety and sanitization are their number one concerns. You can feel confident that you’re getting a great setup, a wonderful and exciting event, and owners who will go out of their way to make sure your party is party rockin’ fun! And they welcome all IBE members and love doing business utilizing paperless currency. Call them today!

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Center Of Integrated Medicine

MLportrait-221x300Meet IBE Member, Dr. Michele Louiselle, DOM, AP, CTT, FMP, and the Center of Integrated Medicine

The way members connect within the IBE Barter community never surprises me. When Dr. Michele Louiselle told me a friend had recommended IBE to her, I was thinking that a natural benefit of joining IBE is that between Ron and Mary Unger and your own good reputation, you can count on people hearing your name. I happen to have had a conversation with Dr. Michele that enlightened me to a kind of medicine, treatment and healing modality that embodies Oriental Medicine and thousands of years successful treatment using acupuncture, herbs and a number of modern-day treatments. First of all, let me introduce Dr. Michele Louiselle, who is a Functional Medicine Practitioner, Board Certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Thermographer , and owner of The Center of Integrated Medicine located in the Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton area.

Dr. Michele explained that the whole idea of Integrated Medicine challenges the methods of standard healthcare by disproving that your only options for healing are drugs and surgery. To quote her, “ We welcome the unimaginable and excell at the impossible.” Her methodology is a natural, better way. You will receive a functional approach to your care utilizing acupuncture, herbs, whole food therapeutic nutrition, and kinesiology in an atmosphere of calm and healing at affordable prices. The Center of Integrated Medicine is the area’s premiere center for functional medicine. Integrated Medicine at the center implies combining two philosophies of healthcare: traditional Chinese Medicine and the best of Whole food Organ and Glandular Nutritional Therapies.

If you’ve never experienced acupuncture and the benefits you’ll derive from being treated with it, acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific sites on your body to clear energy blockages and encourage the normal flow of energy through the body. The practitioner may also stimulate the acupuncture points using other methods, including cupping, laser therapy, electro-stimulation and massage. Acupuncture provides drug-free pain relief that effectively treats a wide range of chronic ailments. Instead of putting a band aid on symptoms as Western medicine does, acupuncture treats the underlying cause of diseases as well as their symptoms. A holistic approach like acupuncture treats the body, mind and emotions and provides the maintenance and general well-being of the patient. If needles make you afraid to try acupuncture, Dr. Michele has alternate non-invasive treatments with which she can achieve the same successful outcome.

Acupuncture has been proven to offer healing and relief for so many conditions that effect us in our complicated world. If you have any of the following conditions and are seeking a natural, painless mode of treatment, the Center for Integrated Medicine and Dr. Michele Louiselle are your long-awaited answers to a healthier life and a feeling of wellness: Addictions – Allergies – Asthma – Carpal Tunnel – Chronic sinus conditions – Insomnia – Muscle Spasms – Neck Pain – Neuralgia – Numbness, Tingling – PMS – Sciatica – Disc Problems – Fatigue- Fibromyalgia – and Thyroid Disorders are just a few modern-day health issues that Dr. Michele treats.

Whether you are 5 or 95, the modalities offered at the Center for Integrated Medicine can provide relief as well as prevention. Offering Family care, from hormonal imbalances to digestive disorders, your entire family can benefit from this drug-free natural therapy. Lack of libido, impatience and anger, brain fog and insomnia- just a few of the issues that effect a large section of the population, and can be healed and relieved with acupuncture. Eliminate allergies, both food and pollen-related, as well.

B12 shots and acupuncture injection therapy can aid in weight loss and increase nutrients in your body. Dr. Michele’s No Sweat Weight Loss Program will help you choose a course of action that won’t leave you hungry, angry or emotional, and will pinpoint the reason why you can’t seem to lose weight. For Dr. Michele Louiselle, offering thermography to women in the Lakewood Ranch/Bradenton area as an alternative to traditional mammograms, is a must-do for evaluating breast health and monitoring the potential development of inflammation and abnormality in the body. This is a radiation-free screening test that utilizes thermal images that track heat in different areas of the body. It can be used to compare specific heat spots and determine as little as a two to three degree change in tissue and that might indicates that something may be wrong.

Stop suffering! Call the clinic at 941.752.4838 and schedule your FREE initial consultation today. The center is conveniently located at 9030 58th Dr E #102, Bradenton, FL 34202. Please visit and read the wonderful testimonies that patients have written to attest to the fact that Eastern and Western medicines can combine to not only provide wellness, but change people’s lives as well.

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Something About Mary Unger, And Ron!

This started out as an article about Mary Unger, CFO/CEO with her partner, Ron Unger, of the International Barter Exchange.  With each sentence, while Mary was explaining her role in IBE, Ron’s name kept popping up.  Every sentence was “Ron and I” and I thought, this isn’t an article about Mary, it’s an article about an amazing relationship that spans years of building a successful business while still keeping their marriage

a priority. It’s the only example I know of where two spouses could combine a steadily growing and demanding business and maintain a marriage that is so close to perfect that I’m in total awe.  “Something About Mary” has grown into “Something about Mary and Ron.”  Read on if you want to hear how a relationship and a company can succeed beyond your wildest dreams and how, instead of ruining your relationship, you make it grow and be as strong as steel.

As the world market changes and the economy is limping back gradually to a healthier state, the Sarasota marketplace has remained robust when it comes to Bartering.  Ron and Mary Unger, owners of International Barter Exchange, head up the most successful local bartering businesses in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, and beyond.  I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Mary Unger, partner and loving wife of Ron Unger, and asking her how she and Ron influenced bartering to become the new alternative currency.
Ron and Mary met in 1986 in their Chiropractors office on a Sunday afternoon.  She was a single Mom and Mary’s daughter was the matchmaker. The following Thursday they had their first date at a Ray Charles Concert; Ron moved in with Mary that night and the rest is history.  Ron had been in advertising and marketing, always using his remarkable abilities to sell a product or an idea with a great deal of passion.  In fact, Ron & Mary co-produced a short-lived TV show called Midnight with Ron, along the lines of the Tonight Show.  One of the guests was Judge Rick Defuria, who was invited to discuss the need to legalize prostitution – this goes back to 1986. Ron & Mary have always been forward thinkers and think in-sync with one another.  Very soon after, Ron was swooped up as Vice President of Marketing at a large local company in Sarasota.  Mary was employed in the corporate setting at Furman’s Inc. heading up the human resource department overseeing 900 in personnel.  Ron and  Mary were married in 1987 and made a career move to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  Mary was employed as the Human Resource Manager at one of the largest Aero-Space companies gaining top level government security clearance. Ron headed up several title publications for United Newspapers.

As partners in life, Ron & Mary had a desire to work together. Leaving the corporate world to become entrepreneurs together, they formed a business partnership and created the International Barter Exchange.

Ron & Mary started the IBE Barter business in their garage in 1991.  Ron ran an ad in the real estate section of the newspaper that said “Your vanishing asset now has a tenant” and so started their first barter deal….rent in return for products and services.  While Ron ran the Sales Organization, Mary implemented the entire administration, accounting and software programs, that to this day keep this business a well- oiled operation that runs smoothly.   It was obvious that Ron and Mary were the perfect complement to each other’s abilities, and there was no “yours” and “mine”….it was “OURS” right from the start.

At the time their business began they had 13 in their sales force.  Their members grew to 200 in a short amount of time and they offered seminars on how to grow your company through barter. Mary worked long hours on software development with software engineer Roger Long, that virtually evolved the barter industry as IBE formed IBEST, and sold many systems to other barter exchanges around the country.  Today IBE’s software has evolved to a web-based application known as Trade Studio written by Kurt Bradley.

IBE further evolved and really began to grow.  In 1992 IBE had their first black tie celebration.  In an effort to educate more businesses on the economics of barter, IBE coined the term the ‘Modern Alternative Currency’.   In 1982 the TEFRA Act was passed, which regulated the Barter Industry, requiring barter companies to report all their 1099B sales.  Mary also serves as the Chief Financial Officer and is required to submit all 1099B’s on all of the members in compliance with the IRS or be subject to fines and penalties by the IRS, and this applies to both members and the barter exchange. Mary is proud to point to letters of ‘THANKS’ from the IRS for ‘Excellence in Reporting’. These letters are framed and prominently displayed in IBE front office. It’s not every day you receive thank you letters from the IRS, says Mary.

The new IBE online Accounting Program allows each member to look at their accounts to know what their revenues and expenditures are. Staying on the leading edge of technology, IBE now offers Mobile App technology for both IPhone and Droid phones, as well as 24-hour online access.  Mary and Ron say this business is in their blood and knowing that they have made a difference in their member’s businesses and their lives is most gratifying.  In this economy, if the lights go out, IBE tries to drive business to them by word of mouth and referrals.  Mary says, “Promises made are promises kept”.  They walk their talk. This partnership isn’t sitting in its ivory tower, watching companies fail, not caring about the economical health of their members’ businesses.  Excess time and excess inventory is not a healthy state of being, but Barter enables you to trade some of your downtime and excess inventory for much needed products and services.  Your IBE dollars, when they build up, can enable you to have expensive dental work, medical services, legal, accounting, construction, roofing, plumbing, auto purchases and repairs, educational services, tutoring, swimming lessons, music lessons, and an endless list of beneficial needs you might otherwise not be able to afford.  Log onto for more information, an explanation of how barter can benefit your company, answers to questions, and how to join. The IBE Corporate owned office is located in downtown Sarasota at 1161 North Tamiami Trail.
IBE Barter is a tool designed to drive businesses by stimulating their commerce and keeping the business growing.  By stimulating their commerce they keep these businesses alive.  Ways to learn about IBE and how you can profit through the power of exchange & how you can pump up your revenues are available on this website.

The Ungers visualize the spending market to be made up of cash, credit and barter.  Before too long you’ll be using your barter card more than your credit card.  IBE barter has 500,000 contacts called reciprocal relationships.  Look for future testimonials from IBE Members on how barter has enhanced their income and their business connections.  Also look for more articles in the Sarasota Post and the brand new online IBE Barter News, the resource for Todays Trader, which will be a regular online barter news source.  Webinars will also be offered in the future to educate more people on how IBE can help grow their businesses.  IBE will continue to give important dollars behind the scenes, to help non-profits stay alive.  The Ungers have a vision for IBE, and that is to have communities creating commerce with the use of the IBE Modern Alternative Currency.  Don’t miss out at becoming part of it.

About family matters, Ron and Mary are the most proud of their 4 children and their 9 grandchildren.  This story about IBE, Ron and Mary, and their wonderful family, shows that you really can have it all!

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