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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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Sales Department Planning Sales Blitz, Other Activities

The Sales Department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau conducts a variety of activities that provide opportunities to interact with event and meeting planners. Upcoming activities include: Hosting a group of local and regional planners July 16 at a Springfield Cardinals Game. With area hotel staff, conducting a telemarketing sales blitz targeting new group business […]
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Advertising Sales Underway for 2019 Visitors Guide

The new Ozarks Tap and Pour Craft Beverage Tour booklet is now available and advertising sales for the 2019 Visitors Guide, event guides and other marketing materials targeting visitors are underway. Businesses that recently partnered with the Convention & Visitors Bureau to target visitors include: Bubba’s BBQ Tropical Liqueurs 37 North Expeditions Crown Valley Distillery […]
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Event Alert: Jehovah’s Witnesses

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. Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention Date: June 28-July 1 Attendees: 3,000 Room Nights: 1,100 Headquarter Hotel: Multiple […]
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Event Alert: Premier Baseball

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. Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman Championship Date: June 28-July 1 Attendees: 2,400 Room Nights: 2,460 Headquarter Hotel: Multiple […]
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