(Pictured) The lobby bar at The Hoxton in Chicago's Fulton Market District
There's a certain excitement that comes with getting away to a new city or an exotic destination to attend a conference. Off-site meetings offer opportunities to explore new places, network with peers, and enhance creativity and productivity.
Yet, traveling long distances for business also comes with drawbacks. It can stress working families, especially parents who feel guilty about spending time away from their children. Airfare for employees and speakers is costly, more so when there's no flexibility to choose dates and times. All of this travel also takes a toll on the environment. Sometimes it just makes sense for everyone to stick a little closer to headquarters.
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