all bets are off

How's this for a performance agreement--a promise of one million dollars if the facility you are booking does not complete its promised expansion?

It was an offer that the folks at PITTCON, the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, couldn't refuse. The all-volunteer organization agreed to hold its 50th anniversary celebration at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on the condition that the building finish its $467 million, 750,000-square-fo

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