Badge from Internet Brokers meeting an Indian trade delegation visiting Chicago
A trading post was a general store on the frontier in the Old West of the USA.
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, it may of been a long walk or ride 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, announcements about trade and business opportunities can be conveniently viewed via e-mail. Internet Brokers has been sending subscribers e-mail trading postsonce or twice monthly since the period when less than one-half of one percent of the world's population was using the Internet, is based in Chicago, and has dealt with major multinational corporations.International business contacts come partly fromtraveling overseas as a guest of trade organizations in other countries to meet local companies, such asin Peru and in Costa Rica,meeting tradedelegations visiting Chicago,and giving a presentation at an U.S.-Africantrade conference.