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Two conferences pull out of Baltimore after riots

As city and state leaders worked to repair the damage caused by Monday's riot, the violence that spread across the Baltimore took its toll on the city's convention industry. A pair of conferences scheduled to begin Wednesday were canceled due to the violence in the city, one of which was expected to draw more than 2,000 attendees. CoNEXTions, an industry convention of the Door and Hardware Institute, was scheduled for Wednesday through Friday at the Baltimore Convention Center and would have utilized approximately 2,500 room nights at city hotels, according to a statement from Tom Noonan, CEO of Visit Baltimore. The anticipated economic impact of the convention was estimated at $1.18 million, according to Visit Baltimore.

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