Badge from Internet Brokers meeting an Indian trade delegation visiting Chicago
A trading post was a general store on the frontier. Most likely at a trading post was a place to view announcements about trade and business opportunities. Because a trading post was located in a remote area, walking or other means of transportation were necessary to see these announcements. In the early days of the opening of the Internet to business, Internet Brokers updated this part of a trading post with the e-mail trading post. So now instead of traveling to look at announcements about trade and business opportunities, it is possible to view announcements about trade and business opportunities via the convenience of e-mail. Internet Brokers has been sending subscribers e-mail trading postsonce or twice monthly since the period when less than one-half of 1% of the world was using the Internet, is based in Chicago, and has dealt with major multinational corporations.International business contacts come partly from traveling overseas as a guest of tradeorganizations in other countries to meet local companies, such as inPeru and in Costa Rica,meeting trade delegations visiting Chicago,and giving a presentation at an U.S.-African trade conference.