MacDonald, the “red paperclip guy”, to speak at Chamber dinner

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 09:28 AM.

A few days later, he traded the paperclip for a pen shaped like a fish.

He then traded the pen for a doorknob, and over the course of the following year bartered his way all the way up to a house.

Originally from British Columbia, Canada, MacDonald has spoken to thousands all over the world about the lessons that he learned from trading a red paperclip to a house.

He has been interviewed by 20/20, The Today Show, Good Morning America, MSNBC, BBC, CBS, CNN, City TV, Global, USA Today, Maclean’s, The New York Times, The New York Post, In Touch Magazine, VH1, MTV, The National Examiner, Reader’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Toronto Star.

Running with the idea of taking one small item and attempting to trade it for something bigger and more substantial, MacDonald has become renowned for his off-beat and inspirational ideas and goals.

Tickets are currently available to members through contacting the Chamber’s office at 227-1223 or  So if you are not a member, now is a great time to join!


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