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MDT Seeking Nominations for Tourism Awards

Mark your calendar for the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Oct. 8-10 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The conference will include educational seminars and networking opportunities that connect expert speakers with industry professionals. The annual tourism awards for people and businesses making a difference in the state’s tourism industry also will be […]
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CVB Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week With Springfield Staycation Giveaway

Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week, May 5-11, the Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away a Springfield Staycation — one of the largest prizes ever offered by the organization. The drawing is an effort by the CVB to increase awareness of the importance of the travel industry to the local economy and showcase some […]
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Event Alert: National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

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 Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Date: May 24-26 Attendees: 7,000 Room Nights: 3,200 Headquarter […]
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CVB Hiring Administrative and Marketing Assistant

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is hiring an Administrative and Marketing Assistant.  Details for this position and how to apply are below: Summary: Provide general support to the administrative and marketing departments. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned as required. Serves as backup for the finance administrator. Assists with meetings, lunches […]
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Nation’s Top Military Heroes Convene in Springfield April 10-14

Some of the country’s top military heroes will be in Springfield April 10-14 for the 129th Annual Convention of the Legion of Valor. The organization’s members consist of recipients of top medals in all branches of military service in the United States: the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross and the […]
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“American Pickers” Might Pick You!

The show “American Pickers” is coming back to Missouri at the end of May and looking for leads. The popular “History Channel” program is looking for interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them! They like items that are different, unusual, and unique — something they’ve never seen before — and with an interesting […]
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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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