1. Coronavirus: 107 canceled, postponed Western Mass. events cost economy $27M

    Coronavirus: 107 canceled, postponed Western Mass. events cost economy $27M

    The business of hosting conventions, meetings, trade shows and competitions in the Pioneer Valley has taken a $27-million-and-growing hit from the coronavirus, according to the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. So far, organizers and hosts have cancelled 107 events that were to have taken place in March or early April and were at one point scheduled for April and May, said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the bureau.

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