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Battlefield Foundation Launches Fundraiser for Visitor Center Renovation

The Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation launched a campaign to raise $300,000 toward an estimated $4.5 million renovation of the park’s Visitor Center, and the lead donor is Bass Pro Shops with a gift of $25,000. The renovation will add 1,873 square feet of exhibit space, providing a total of 3,396 square feet for the […]
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Infrastructure Proposal Would Hurt State’s Tourism Economy

A proposal to use $100 million in general revenue funds for infrastructure in Missouri will have the side effect of hurting the state’s tourism economy. That’s because the plan announced Wednesday during a press conference called by House Budget Chair Cody Smith and House Speaker Elijah Haahr will be funded in part by cuts in […]
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Remind Guests of Crime Prevention Tips

With thousands of guests in Springfield this month for two huge basketball tournaments, the CVB is reminding businesses to help keep our guests and their belongings safe. While Springfield is a safe destination, it is a city and crime does occur. Encourage your patrons to take safety precautions, such as not leaving items visible in […]
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Event Alert: Missouri State High School Activities Association and National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships

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. Missouri State High School Activities Association State Basketball Championships Date: March 6-16 Attendees: 40,000 Room Nights: 6,500 […]
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Volunteer Judges Needed for FBLA Event

Judges are needed for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America-PBL State Leadership Conference set for April 14-16 in Springfield. With more than 4,000 high school students from across the state in attendance, 300 business professionals are needed to volunteer as judges. The events range from prepared reports and projects to impromptu case studies in […]
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WOW Offering Discount for Locals Through March 31

Escape the winter blues with half-off admission tickets during “Just for Neighbors” Days through March 31 at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield. Residents of qualifying counties in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma can experience Wonders of Wildlife at the lowest admission rate ever offered. To qualify, present a current Missouri driver’s […]
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Ticket Sales End Friday For Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet

Tickets sales end Friday for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards event honoring local tourism heroes. Tickets for the event that includes a reception and dinner on Feb. 21 at the White River Conference Center are available at http://bit.ly/CVBTIX. Cost is $60 per individual ticket or $500 for a reserved table of 10. […]
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Bass Pro Founding Family Receives Audubon Medal

Congratulations to Johnny Morris and his family for receiving the Audubon Medal from the The National Audubon Society The award, one of the most prestigious in conservation, was presented to the Bass Pro Shops founder and legendary conservationist and his family in a gala event Feb. 7 in New York. Morris has spent his life […]
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Spring Brings Big Groups to Springfield

Several groups will have events in Springfield in the coming weeks, including conventions, conferences and sports. And some of those are BIG! The largest – those generating 1,000 room nights or more at area hotels – are highlighted in bold below. Mark your calendars! If you work at an attraction, hotel, restaurant or retailer in […]
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CVB Sales Staff Represent the City

The sales department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau is kicking off the new year by representing the city at a variety of trade shows designed to connect event planners with destinations. Recent and upcoming shows include: Religious Conference Management Association American Bus Association Connect Marketplaces Missouri Natural Resources Conference Missouri Sports Travel Exchange For […]
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