With a location in Plainville, Conn., International Monetary Systems is among the largest full-service, membership-based trading networks in the United States. The company has cultivated a trade dollar that is one of the most respected in circulation today and has grown a comprehensive trading network of business people in the barter trade. IMS is a publicly traded company that delivers both commercial barter solutions to the small to medium size business sector, and corporate barter solutions to corporations, manufacturers and large companies in the media and hospitality sectors. Founded in 1985, the company serves over 18,000 businesses and professional people representing 23,000 cardholders in more than 50 United States markets. The IMS network enables companies to acquire new business, create cost savings, and improve operations by taking advantage of barter opportunities in their business models.