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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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Summer Convention Season in Full Swing

A plethora of conventions, sporting events and other activities that bring groups to Springfield are underway this summer. Among the largest are the following: July 5-8 – Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention, 3,000 attendees, 1,100 room nights July 23-26 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Joint Summer Conference, 1,200 attendees, 1,411 room nights […]
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Submit Events for Magazine Calendar

Missouri Life Magazine is seeking events for its calendar. Events can be submitted at https://www.missourilife.com/events/. Once there, click on Create An Event and be sure to fill out the information in the box called Short Description because this is the information people see. Also add the http://www. to URLs to make the links works. The […]
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Wild West Enthusiasts Coming to Springfield July 18-21

History buffs will unite in Springfield July 18-21 for the 11th Annual Roundup of the Wild West History Association. A number of presentations about the fascinating people and events that took place in the area during the Wild West Era are planned. They include Wild Bill Hickok and the shootout on Park Central Square, Belle […]
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Ozarks Tap and Pour Craft Beverage Tour Launches Saturday

Beginning this weekend, people who like craft beverages will have even more reason to enjoy their favorites in the Springfield-Branson area. The Ozarks Tap and Pour Craft Beverage Tour booklets will be available during Summer Fest set for 5-9 p.m. Saturday at White River Brewing Co. and 14 other breweries, wineries and distilleries until supplies […]
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