Jim Louis, CIO and meeting planner at Best Meetings Inc., Bloomington, Minn., is
one of the co-founders of The
Meetings Community, a three year-old, volunteer-driven
meetings-industry listserv and
Web site. MeCo, as the community is known, recently
announced plans to incorporate
as a non-profit association
before the end of the year. We
talked to Louis about MeCo’s
success and the reason’s for
the upcoming transition to a
Corporate Meetings & Incentives: Why has MeCo decided to move to an association structure? Jim Louis: One reason is liability. We'd like to broaden our educational programming, including some face-to-face events, but without some sort of organization behind us, the moderators would become personally liable for the events. We also want to look at more partnerships with organizations. For example, we'd like to join the Convention Industry Council, and we would need a formalized business ...
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