These days, smaller cities are getting a bigger share of meeting business. Not only are companies holding more regional meetings and choosing sites that are inexpensive to fly to, but they're also responding to a lingering reluctance to travel long distances. In an informal reader poll done in late April on our Web site (, 50 percent of respondents said they were holding more regional meetings since 9/11; a similar recent poll of members of the MIMlist, a listserv for ...

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