Tuesday is the day that I'm a co-moderator on the MeCo List, a Google group for meeting and event planners and others in this field.
After i read an article on Fox News online, I posted the following:
According to Fox News, American Express and JP Morgan Chase sponsored the NY
Street Squash Tournament. The article in Fox News states that JP Morgan was
committed to it when they inherited Bear Sterns and the commitment was
My questions is this– Although JP Morgan and Amex are part of the bail out,
if they then renegged on their support of Street Squash they would then be
putting several groups at risk. A) the at risk youth that the event
supports, B) the event production company and suppliers and all of the labor
and staffing who stage and manage the event.
Admittedly, I'm a bit prejudiced about B.
I know that I'm preaching to the choir, but every time an event is
cancelled, the impact is greater than meets the eye. So many formerly
employed folks have felt the affect of this and many more will.
There was quite a bit of commentary. What do you think?
Here's the link to the article: