SISO Charges Associations with Unfair Competition

Are associations taking unfair advantage of their tax-exempt status when they acquire and manage shows other than their own? And are those activities inconsistent with their not-for-profit status? Those are the questions raised in a letter the Society of Independent Show Organizers in Framingham, Mass., sent to 15 association executives and members of the press. The letter, signed by SISO chairman Robert E. Harar, asks recipients to voice their views.

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