Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Businesses breathe easier as NFL lockout nears end

Jay Schumerth might not have to devise a plan to recoup as much as $1 million in lost revenues for Appleton's Radisson Paper Valley Hotel if the NFL season isn't played.

With all signs pointing to an end to the NFL lockout this week, most businesses from sports bars to hotels that cater to Green Bay Packers fans just need confirmation that it will soon be business as usual. A new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL teams and players could be settled this week.

"Obviously it's great news, but what it really means for us is that the contracts we have ought to firm up," said Schumerth, senior general manager for the hotel on College Avenue in downtown Appleton.




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