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Business: Managing the House

IT'S NO SECRET THAT THE ECONOMIC recession, combined with the aftereffects of last year's terrorist attacks, has hurt the venue, staging, and rental industries. Theaters, concert halls, special event facilities, and entertainment venues across the country have had to cut back on stage staff, curtail purchasing plans of new audio or lighting equipment, or close their doors altogether. In these trying economic times, keeping a large venue filled with people has become a difficult task.<

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