Meeting Cancellation Leads to Bankruptcy

The economic recession has taken its toll on many association meetings in some way, but it has hit none harder, perhaps, than the National Child Support Enforcement Association.

Hard times forced NCSEA not only to cancel its annual conference in July at the Marriott Marquis in New York City, but also file for bankruptcy.

The alarm bells started going off at the end of last September,” says Colleen Eubanks, executive director at the Washington-based association. NCSEA had just closed the books on its 2008 annual conference, held August 3–7 in San

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