"No Vacancy" At Area Hotels

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2011 at 7:56 AM EDT

By WKBW News

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 18, 2011 at 7:56 AM EDT

( BUSINESS FIRST ) Many area hotels are booked solid this week thanks to a conference for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. A report in this week's Business First shows how nearly every hotel room in Downtown Buffalo is expected to be booked. That's more than 1,700 of them. Officials first expected 2,000 visitors, but the report says that number could reach 2,500. Many visitors arrived early, over the weekend, so officials are "upping" their estimated economic impact of the event from $2 million to $4 million.

New Era Cap Company says it will keep playing through the NBA dispute. New Era sells caps with NBA team logos, which are big sellers this year thanks to fashion. So the dispute isn't impacting the bottom line just yet. Delaware North says its impact should be minimal as well since other events are booked at the NBA arenas where it handles concessions. You can read more in this week's Business First.

Business First is hosting a Business Growth Expo at the Adam's Mark, on Thursday, from 11am to 5pm. It features a tradeshow, business seminars and a luncheon. You can call 541-1624 for more information or go to wkbw.com for a link to registration.

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