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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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Grants Available from Historical Society

Grants are available for organizations seeking funds to start observances of the bicentennial of Missouri’s statehood in 2021. The State Historical Society of Missouri announced it will offer funding in 2018 to Missouri cultural heritage institutions in support of efforts to preserve historic material and provide programming on local history topics, including bicentennial projects. SHSMO […]
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CVB Conducting Industry Survey

As part of the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s strategic planning process, we’re asking you to participate in a survey designed to measure your perception of Springfield’s travel industry and how well the CVB is working on its behalf. The survey shouldn’t take more than a few minutes and will give us valuable feedback for use […]
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Welcome These Groups to the City!

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next few months, including the National Beta Club Missouri Senior Beta Annual Convention. About 3,000 people are expected to attend the event that will generate 2,250 room nights at hotels throughout the city Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Local businesses are encouraged to welcome this and other […]
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Bass Pro Purchases Cabela’s

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, iconic brands and leaders in the outdoor industry, have officially joined forces with a vision to become North America’s premier outdoor and conservation company. The combined company is poised to provide customers with unmatched offerings spanning premier destination retail, outdoor equipment manufacturing, world-class resort destinations and more with a strong […]
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Dickerson Park Zoo Earns Accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission to Dickerson Park Zoo. “Less than 10% of animal exhibitors registered with USDA have achieved AZA-accreditation, so Dickerson Park Zoo truly ranks among the best-of-the-best,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “Dickerson Park Zoo has shown its commitment to conservation and […]
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Spread the Word About Your Events

Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to submit events for the Convention & Visitors Bureau website. Events can be submitted at 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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Buy Missouri Program Announced with Public Meetings

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson announced a new program called Buy Missouri that will recognize and promote products made within the borders of Missouri while strengthening the state’s economy. Missouri has hundreds of quality products and deserve the recognition Buy Missouri will bring to them. This kind of project has never been done on this scale […]
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