“If you gave some associations a $100,000 invoice, they would not be able to pay it. You're going to read about associations that go out of existence because of attrition problems.”

Thirty-one years ago Bruce Harris founded Cleveland-based Conferon Inc., the country's first independent meeting planning firm. With 500 clients and six offices around the U.S, Conferon is now the single largest customer for numerous hotel chains, including Marriott, Hyatt, Starwood, and Hilt

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