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Help Wanted: Marketing Assistant

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is hiring a marketing assistant.  Details for this position and how to apply are below: Summary: Provides general support to the marketing department through the coordination of marketing publications, special events, research programs and the maintenance of partner and event data. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be […]
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Travel Magazine Seeks Information from Lodging Facilities

“Budget Travel Magazine” is seeking information about hotels and B&Bs that have implemented green initiatives to conserve energy and reduce waste. Please send information about what your hotel is doing to Susan Wade at by 8 a.m. Jan. 17. She will compile everything and send to the journalist. Please just send a bulleted list […]
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Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Destination from Springfield

Allegiant announced new nonstop service to Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida, from Springfield. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $59.* The new seasonal flights begin May 25 and will operate twice weekly between Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). The flights will […]
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‘Meetings Today’ Offers Free Webinars

Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a good start! Here is a list of free webinars available through “Meetings Today” to help make your year brighter. A variety of topics are offered, including budgeting, technology, sales and more. 
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Partner Training Seminar a Success

Nearly 100 people attended the CVB’s Connect SGF Partner Training seminar Jan. 5, which included training on the new partner extranet, a research presentation and a program about TripAdvisor. Those who attended can click here for a link to a short survey about the program. The extranet – Connect SGF –  went live Jan. 4 […]
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Tickets on Sale for 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. 16. The Hospitality Award will be presented to Hotel Vandivort. This award is presented to an attraction, lodging facility or restaurant which demonstrates outstanding hospitality […]
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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from the CVB staff to you! We hope you had a good year and wish you happiness and prosperity in 2017.
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Facts & Stats About Springfield Visitors January-November 2016

The CVB’s website has surpassed its record number of unique visitors in a year, inquiries are up and the number of people who have stopped by the bureau’s visitor information centers is up. All in all, the numbers are looking good for 2016 and the year will end on a high note. Check out the […]
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From Dairy Farmers to China Painters, Variety of Groups Coming to Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events where they network with planners and showcase the city as a location where meetings, conventions and sports events can take place. Recent and upcoming trade shows include the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Planners International EduCon, Professional […]
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