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Group Events Keep Hotels Busy During Winter Months

A variety of groups will be in Springfield this winter, including a couple sporting events that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: March 7-17 – Missouri State High School Activities Association, 40,000 attendees, 6,500 room nights March 10-17 – National Christian […]
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CVB Website Can Help Your Event Attendance Grow

Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to submit events for the Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Events can be submitted at https://www.springfieldmo.org/submit-an-event or partners can submit through the CVB’s extranet, Connect SGF. To be considered for the calendar, events should: be located within the Springfield metropolitan area be non-partisan and non-political provide entertainment, food or […]
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CVB Sales Staff Strives to Bring Groups to City

The Sales Department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau is always on the go to trade shows, conventions and other events that give them opportunities for face-to-face-interaction with convention and sporting event planners. Recent and upcoming events include the following: Connect Missouri Connect DC Travel South Showcase National Tour Association Connect Faith IMEX Society of […]
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Deadline Approaching for Travel & Tourism Awards Nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards will be here before you know it! The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 15. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and […]
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Plan to Attend Salute to Missouri Legislators Jan. 24

Planning is underway for the 2018 Salute to Missouri Legislators set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The annual reception provides opportunities for face-to-face interaction with state legislators at the beginning of the 2018 legislative session. The event is organized and sponsored by the Springfield Metro Partnership consisting of: […]
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2018 Visitors Guide Goes to Print

The 2018 Visitors Guide was sent to the printer Nov. 20 and copies should be available by the end of December. Many thanks to all the businesses that chose to advertise in the guide that’s distributed to thousands of visitors each year. The guide is designed to showcase attractions, retailers, restaurants, lodging facilities and other […]
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Event Alert: National Beta Club

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. National Beta Club Missouri Senior Beta Annual Convention Date: Nov. 30-Dec. 3 Attendees: 3,000 Room Nights: 2,250 […]
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CVB Accepting Nominations for 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations for the 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards through Dec. 15. 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 below or this […]
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Missouri Travel Council Offers Workshop for Sales Professionals

Strategic Selling for Tourism Professionals, an industry-specific, sales-focused education workshop, is set for 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Megan Rapp, assistant director and group sales manager for the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau, will kick things off as she discusses strategic selling from the CVB/DMO […]
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CVB Seeking to Hire in Sales Department

The CVB is seeking qualified applicants for a group sales coordinator/group tour and  small meetings specialist. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing support to the Group Sales and Services Department and overseeing the group tour and small meetings market. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: Assist with research, prospecting and qualifying of […]
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