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.Read More »
27 Chinese students are in town this week as part of a global business immersion program created by Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business and Management the Beijing Institute of Technology. Instructors from both schools say the week-long series of seminars and presentations is the first step in building a dual degree program between the schools.
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Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business said Thursday it will present its 2014 Business Leader of the Year Award in October to Sister Helen Amos, executive chair of the board of trustees of Mercy Health Services, and the leadership of Mercy Health Services.Read More »