ABC 11 Eyewitness News Taps Place Trade Financial CEO to Address Stock Market Concerns

Raleigh, NC, October 20, 2008 --( Sarah M. Place, President & CEO of Place Trade Financial, Inc. (Member FINRA, SIPC),, a global full service discount brokerage firm based in Raleigh, NC, announced that she was interviewed by Tim Nelson of ABC 11 Eyewitness News regarding the Triangle’s concerns with the turmoil in the stock market and economic conditions impacting Main Street. The segment entitled “Triangle Concerned about Stocks” was featured as the lead story on the evening news.

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of the ABC 11 Eyewitness News story and to be interviewed by Tim Nelson,” said Place. “With the recent turmoil in the credit and stock markets now spreading throughout our economy; many people have become concerned with their own financial futures. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to share my experience with ABC Eyewitness news and to potentially help alleviate those concerns.”

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About Sarah M. Place:
Sarah M. Place, MBA, President & CEO of Place Trade Financial, Inc., (Member FINRA, SIPC),, has over eighteen years experience in the financial services industry. Sarah is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the Finance Roundtable. She serves as a member of the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) Board of Directors. She serves as Vice-Chairman of the Kids Voting North Carolina/Wake County Board of Directors and as a member of the statewide Kids Voting North Carolina Board of Directors. She is active in The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). In addition she serves as a member of the Capital City Club’s Annual Big Bad Ball Board; a benefit for the Hospice of Wake County. She is a member of the Louisa St. Clair Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), the North Carolina Roadrunners Club and has been involved in several different charities, committees and local activities including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Speaking of Women’s Health and the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic.

Most recently, she has been honored as one of the Triangle’s top businesswomen and presented with the Triangle Business Journal’s prestigious Women in Business Award for her success and dynamic leadership. She has also been recognized by magazine publisher Business Leader Media as a winner of its first annual Movers & Shakers award, honoring business professionals who have made a significant impact through their respective roles, as well as through community involvement.

Sarah has been honored to have her advice included in Consumer Reports Money Advisor, ABC 11 Eyewitness News, The News & Observer as well as several other important news services. She has presented topics including economic issues, investments and retirement planning to numerous groups over the years including the Tufts University Alumni Association and the Cary Jaycees. She is a contributing writer for several publications including Balance Magazine, the Carolina Newswire, NC Career Networking magazine and Women’s Edge Magazine.

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