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Tickets on Sale for 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet

The Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced the recipients of four of its Salute to Travel & Tourism awards and will announce its Pinnacle Award honoree at a banquet Feb. 15. The Hospitality Award will be presented to Springfield Hot Glass Studio. This award is presented to an attraction, lodging facility or restaurant which demonstrates […]
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Improvements Planned at SGF

Significant changes designed to improve customer service are planned this year at the Springfield-Branson National Airport. With yearly passenger numbers expected to soon reach 1 million, improvements include expanding and remodeling the restaurant in the gate area, adding charging stations and upgrading the free WiFi. These are the first major improvements to the airline terminal […]
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City Considering Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Stay Rental Properties

A zoning ordinance regulating short-term rentals goes to the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission Jan. 11, then to City Council for public hearing on Jan. 29. If approved, the ordinance could go into effect as early as Feb. 12 and short-term rental properties required to come into compliance with the new regulations within six months. […]
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Bureau Welcomes New Staff Member

The CVB welcomes Lori Casey, who joined the Sales Department as group sales coordinator. Her responsibilities include assisting the convention sales department and working the group tour and travel market. Prior to joining the CVB staff, Casey worked at Haverty’s Furniture and sold real estate for Murney Associates Realtors. She also worked for the Round […]
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Happy Holidays!

Wishing You A Joyful Holiday Season!
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Vote for Wonders of Wildlife!

Fans of Wonders of Wildlife can vote for the world-class museum and aquarium as USA Today’s Best New Attraction for 2017. Vote once per day by visiting Voting ends at 11 a.m. Jan. 1. WOW is currently in the No. 1 position as a Best New Attraction nominee in USA Today’s 10 Best series […]
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Sales Staff Represents the City at Variety of Events

The CVB Sales Department staff members attend a variety of trade shows and events in order to network with meeting, event and sporting event planners. Events attended recently and coming up soon include the following: American Bus Association Professional Convention Management Association Convening Leaders Event Services Professionals Association Destinations International Convention Sales Summit and Simpleview […]
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You’re Invited!

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend the 2018 Salute To Missouri Legislators reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. A buffet and beverages is provided along with music by Randy Hamm and the Missouri State University Jazz Symposium. Cost is $40 per person and bus transportation is […]
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Welcome New Partners!

The CVB offers a variety of ways for businesses to market to tourists, including website advertising, airport displays and many others. Businesses that recently partnered with the CVB to reach the city’s visitors include the following: Frida Mexican Cuisine & Bar Republic Warrior Sports Lucy’s Chinese Food Village Inn Family Restaurant Annex Baymont Inn & […]
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Transitions Underway on CVB Board

Beginning Jan. 1, the CVB Board of Directors will see some changes. Stephanie Hein, a professor at Missouri State University, will move into the position of chair. Collin Quigley, assistant city manager, will be the vice chair. Paul Sundy, owner of Big Whiskey’s Concepts, will hold the position of immediate past president. Phill Burgess, vice […]
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