Business owners and managers express strong support for conference center

Business owners and managers in Ithaca have expressed strong support for the construction of a conference center on the Ithaca Commons, saying the increase in visitors to downtown will boost sales.

Several business leaders have said they experience a drop in sales during the winter and that conferences on the Commons could provide a boost during the slow season.

Brett Bossard, director of Cinemapolis, said the conference center could help increase sales at the theater during the middle of each week.

The Ithaca Journal

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