Place Trade CEO serves as InvestWrite® Judge for national writing competition

April 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
RALEIGH, N.C. – Sarah M. Place, President & CEO of Place Trade Financial, Inc., a full service discount brokerage firm based in Raleigh, NC, has announced that she served as a judge for InvestWrite®, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program and sponsored by the Foundation for Investor Education.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as a judge for the InvestWrite program,” said Place. “Investor education is a top priority for me and I truly enjoyed learning how these great students view the investment world.”

About InvestWrite:
InvestWrite is an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game Program, which adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom. Students participate by writing essays related to investment principles linked to The Stock Market Game program. Participating teachers and students have the opportunity to win gift certificates, laptop computers and trips to New York or Disney World. For more information please visit

About The Stock Market Game Program:
Since 1977, more than 8 million students have participated in The Stock Market Game Program which is available in all 50 states and worldwide. The program allows students to learn more than investing; they learn core academic concepts and skills that can help them succeed in the classroom — and in life. Starting with a virtual cash account of $100,000, students strive to create the best-performing portfolio using a live trading simulation. They work together in teams, practicing leadership, organization, negotiation, and cooperation as they compete for the top spot. For more information please visit and the

About Sarah M. Place:
Sarah M. Place, MBA, President & CEO of Place Trade Financial, Inc., (Member NASD, SIPC), has over seventeen years experience in the financial services industry. She is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the Finance Roundtable. She is active in The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Leadership Raleigh Alumni Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She serves as a member of the Kids Voting North Carolina/Wake County Board of Directors, the Capital City Club’s Trendsetter’s Board as well as being a board member for the Big Bad Ball; 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. 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 the Carolina Newswire, the NC Journal for Women and NC Career Networking magazine.

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