Thriving Amid the Unexpected

Be careful in election years, Lerry Fogle cautions other meeting planners. Plans can change at the last moment.

He learned that lesson this summer when President George Bush campaigned in Charleston, S.C., during the Church of the Brethren's annual conference.

Fogle, the Brethren's conference executive director, learned of the visit less than a week before the conference. At first the president was to be within blocks of the conference. “The president's event was moved to 10 b

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