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Housewares Show 2020 Canceled

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The International Housewares Show 2020 in Chicago has been canceled due to the Coronavirus!

This is sad news on so many levels!  60,000 people were expected to be in Chicago for the event leaving hotels, restaurants, taxis, ubers, shops, and more left without the expected revenues from this annual event.  

Pray for a speedy cure!

Darlene Batrowny
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This is really getting out of hand... first it was SXSW, and now they cancelled the Houston Rodeo today, on day 8 of a 3 week run.  There are usually 1-2 million visitors every year, so all the vendors, food merchants, etc, have lost a huge amount of money - not to mention all that Liz listed above. I feel really bad for all the FFA kids that put in so much time and effort in their show animals, only to have that opportunity taken away. 

Tom Hanks and his wife are ill, and March Madness will have no fans.  I wonder how many cruise liners and airlines will go bust?  It's just really sad what's happening all over.  I hope it's not as bad as the media is reporting.

Elizabeth Crouch
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