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Mark Your Calendar for Salute to Legislators

Planning is underway for the 2019 Salute to Missouri Legislators set for Jan. 23 in Jefferson City. This annual reception is an opportunity to network with legislators and your Springfield peers just as the 2019 session gets underway. More information about registration will be available soon.
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Deadline Approaching for Tourism Award Nominations

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 14 for the 2019 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and multiple nominations are accepted by filling out the form at bit.ly/CVBAwardNominations. Previous […]
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Tourism Meetings Scheduled for March

The Missouri Division of Tourism will take its show on the road this spring with five regional tourism meetings, including a meeting March 22 in Springfield. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend! Learn more about the significant impact tourism has on Missouri’s economy. Hear from Missouri Tourism Director Ward Franz and staff about […]
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CVB Sales Department Travels to Bring Groups Home

The staff of the Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events in an effort to attract groups to the city and for learning opportunities that hone their skills. Recent and upcoming events include: Connect Faith Missouri Connect Travel South International Destinations International Convention Sales Summit […]
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Welcome New Partners

The Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes local businesses to visitors in a variety of ways, including a visitors guide, website, displays at the tourist information centers, etc. We welcome the following businesses that recently partnered with the CVB to reach out to visitors. They are: Hibiscus Jerk Hut The Pickwick Co. Tropical Smoothie The Sound […]
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CVB Conducts Familiarization Tour for Meeting Planners

A group of convention planners know more about Springfield as a potential convention site thanks to a familiarization tour conducted by the Convention & Visitors Bureau Nov. 26-27. Ten planners attended the tour that included visiting local meeting facilities and attractions. The tour is part of the Missouri Connect Marketplace, an educational and networking event […]
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Travel Media Visit the Ozarks in October

Five travel writers visited Springfield in October to gather information for feature stories about the area. They include the following: Marc Smith at www.marcmytravels.com visited several attractions, restaurants and breweries during his stay. Writers with “RoadRunner” magazine were in the city for a feature about motorcycle riding in the Springfield area. Rupert Parker from the […]
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Group Sales Staff Hit the Road for Springfield

The group sales staff at the Convention & Visitors Bureau represent Springfield at a variety of trade shows and other events that allow for face-to-face interaction with meeting and event planners. Staff recently attended or will soon attend the following: Connect Faith Missouri Connect National Tour Association Travel South International TEAMS For more information about […]
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2019 Visitors Guide Sent to Printer

Advertising sales for the 2019 Visitors Guide have ended and the publication was sent to the printer. Thank you to everyone who placed an ad in the magazine that’s distributed to people who request information about the city, at group events and other locations. Along with the Visitors Guide, the CVB has marketing opportunities at […]
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Groups Convene in Springfield in Winter Months

Winter is nearly upon us and that means a slower time of year for group business in Springfield. That doesn’t mean, however, that it comes to a halt. The list below represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent […]
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