Long-Distance Meeting Planning

Six years ago, newly married, Charles Melear and his wife had a choice: follow his church headquarters from Los Angeles to Cincinnati or move to Fort Collins, Colo.

Then it occurred to him that he could move to Colorado and keep his meeting-planner job with the United Church of God. “I was traveling three months a year anyway. I realized that once laptops became common use, I could work anywhere,” he says.

He has been telecommuting ever since.

“I'm a social person, so

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