IT'S DEFINITELY AFFECTING OUR MEETINGS. Although most of our delegates drive in, our staff flies in, and costs have gone up. It used to cost us less than $200 to fly to Newark, and this April it was more than $300. Not to mention the bag restrictions. We've done some shipping ahead and made adjustments, such as fewer staff coming to events.
In speakers, we used to bring in someone from the West Coast to speak on the East Coast, for example, so people could hear someone they weren't fa