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Indy Businesses Thrilled About Gen Con

8/16/2013


(WIBC.com photo: Mike Corbin)

Indy's number one convention of the year is in full swing at the Indiana Convention Center.

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Estimates say Gen Con's more than 40,000 attendees are expected to pump some $47 million in economic impact into the city. Downtown Comics' owner Doug Stevenson says his business triples this week every year. Stevenson says Gen Con helps him build his clientele and make inroads with distributors and manufacturers. He says Gen Con attendees always spend big money. Stevenson says it's his best week of the year.

Meantime, Rocket Fizz Candy store Kim Nething says her business was a big hit with Gen Con attendees when she first opened last year. Nething says she's already seeing a big rise in sales and wants to see Gen Con return year after year.

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