By David Meyer
While introducing the Time Exchange of Door County, Jean Severson knew area residents might be caught off guard by the organization’s payment method of time. For years, money has been viewed as the acceptable form of payment among Americans. But, Severson believes once people grasp the concept of her program the possibilities will be endless.
The Time Exchange of Door County is sometimes incorrectly classified as a barter program Severson explains. What the program actually does is create a time bank. When you loan an hour of your time, you qualify for someone to work for you for an hour. The organization does preform a background check on all participants.