2nd event cancelled in Nashville after passage of counseling bill

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A day after the American Counseling Association officially pulled their 2017 convention from Nashville, a second organization has followed suit.

The Centers for Spiritual Living was scheduled to be at the downtown Sheraton next February but will no longer be bringing their event to Music City.

Altogether, both events would have generated $2,838,124 in direct visitor spending and just under half a million in taxes, confirmed Bonna Johnson with Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC).Click here to read more on the counseling bill.

The American Counseling Association has received the most attention, leading the president and CEO of Nashville’s visitor corporation to release a statement.

“We are obviously disappointed, but we are not surprised. This cancellation is the second one and is likely just the tip of the iceberg when you consider all the other groups that won’t consider us now. It is regrettable that all the hard work and investment to make Nashville a top destination has been unnecessarily undone by politics,” said CEO Butch Spyridon.

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