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Wonders of Wildlife Celebrates First Year

Congratulations to everyone at Johnny Morris’ National Museum & Aquarium on a wildly successful first year. Since opening on Sept. 21, 2017, a whopping 1.6 million people have visited the attraction and new exhibits and activities have been added such as Penguin Cove and the Out to Sea Shark Dive. As part of its one-year […]
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Sales Department Targets Meeting Planners with Marketing Campaigns

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department conducts a variety of campaigns to entice meeting and event planners to choose Springfield for their events. Current and upcoming projects include: Delivering the “Springfield Starter Kit” to meeting planners, part of a cooperative marketing effort with the DoubleTree, Oasis and University Plaza hotels. The kit is designed […]
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Visitors Guide Going to Printer Early This Year

The 2019 Visitors Guide will go to print a month earlier than in the past so don’t delay if you want to advertise in the magazine-style publication. The guide is one of many ways your business can reach out to visitors. It’s mailed to people who request information and distributed at the CVB’s information centers, […]
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Groups Are Bringing Business to the City this Fall

October will be a busy month for group business, then we’ll see a decline during the winter holidays in November and December. We encourage you to welcome these and other groups to the city with messages on your marquee and in other ways that will make attendees want to come back soon. The list below […]
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Fall Filled with Group Business in Springfield

Kids are back in school and the fall convention season is about to begin. Where did summer go!? Time flies when you’re having fun and lots of people have had fun in Springfield this year and will have fun in the coming months when they attend the conventions and other group events listed below. Among […]
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CVB Sales Department Keeps Business Moving

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department conducts a variety of programs to encourage meeting and event planners to choose Springfield for group business. Recent and upcoming programs include: With the Branson CVB, a familiarization tour is planned for the International Association of Golf Tour Operators in September. About 20 golf tour operators will […]
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Register Today for Tourism Conference

The annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism is set for Sept. 25-27 in St. Charles and the local travel industry is encouraged to attend. Sessions about tourism marketing are scheduled and the Division of Tourism’s annual awards banquet is planned. Click here for the agenda and here to register.
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Ad Sales Underway for 2019 Visitors Guide

The marketing department sales staff members at the Convention & Visitors Bureau are selling ads left and right for the 2019 Visitors Guide. Businesses that want to be in the guide next year shouldn’t delay because the print deadline has been moved up and production of the guide has already begun. Along with the Visitors […]
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CVB Earns Re-accreditation

The Convention & Visitors Bureau earned re-accreditation from Destinations International, an umbrella organization for destination marketing organizations. The CVB, a nonprofit marketing agency dedicated to growing the local economy through growth in the travel industry, was recognized during the Destinations International Annual Convention taking place this week in Anaheim, California. “Although the accreditation and re-accreditation […]
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CVB President Reaches 30-year Milestone

Congratulations to Tracy Kimberlin on celebrating 30 years at the Convention & Visitors Bureau! Tracy, president of the CVB, was joined by past and present board chairs on his anniversary date – July 2 – and his current staff to commemorate his service to the bureau. He has seen many changes in the tourism industry […]
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