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Rain Won’t Wash the Spyders Out

Hundreds of three-wheeled Spyders are creeping around the Ozarks for the world’s largest Spyder motorcycle rally underway in Springfield. A record of 1,500 people are registered for Spyderfest, an event that includes seminars and activities at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds along with various “rydes” around the region through Sunday. Activities at the fairgrounds are open […]
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Two MSU Students Receive Scholarships from MTC

Missouri Travel Council is again awarding two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing hospitality, travel and tourism-related majors in Missouri. This year’s winners are: Kasey Eberth, a junior from Kansas City who is majoring in hospitality leadership with a minor in sales and marketing at Missouri State University. Grayson Jamroch, a junior from Stockton, is majoring […]
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Connect SGF Provides Information for CVB Partners

CVB Partners have many benefits available to them through Connect SGF. View bulletins, post information on the Post Board, update website listings, view convention calendars, add special events and more is available. Simply log in at https://springfield.simpleviewcrm.com and check it out. If you need help logging in, contact Tonia Castaneda at tcastaneda@springfieldmo.org or call 417-881-4300, […]
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Save the Date for Missouri Event Summit

Plan now to attend the Missouri Event Summit on Aug. 1 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The event will feature suppliers, event planners, educational sessions, networking and more. The summit is presented by Missouri Society of Association Executives, Missouri Travel Council and Society of Government Meeting Professionals. Cost is $350 for the first […]
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Registration Open for Educational Program

The Missouri Travel Council’s next educational workshop, Developing a Winning Sales Marketing Plan, is set 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. May 18 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton. Cost is $45 for members and $60 non-members. Lunch is included. In the morning session, Dan Lennon, Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, will lead a select […]
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MDT Accepting Award Nominations

The Missouri Division of Tourism is accepting nominations for awards presented annually at the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Nominations are accepted in the following categories. Induction into the Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame – recognizes individuals whose long-term (minimum of 10 years) contributions have positively affected the tourism industry. Inductees have a demonstrated commitment […]
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Event Alert: Weather-Related Cancellations

Many age divisions in the Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup soccer tournament are cancelled this weekend due to the weather. At this time, the only age divisions with tournament play are the following: Boys U14 Black, all Boys U15, all Boys 16/17 and all boys 18/19 brackets.  For status updates on the […]
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Golf Course Designed by Tiger Woods Planned at Big Cedar Lodge

Congratulations to Bass Pro founder and CEO Johnny Morris on the announcement of a partnership with 79-time PGA Tour winner Tiger Woods and the Payne Stewart family. Scheduled to open in 2019 and named in honor of the late Payne Stewart, the new Payne’s Valley Golf Course will be the first fully public-access course in […]
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Thousands Expected in Springfield this Weekend for Amateur Sports Events

Heads up, Springfield! A record number of teams – 216 – are registered for the Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup tournament Friday-Sunday. The previous record was 188 teams, said John Markey, director at Lake Country Soccer. “That brings roughly 450 more families to the Springfield area than we had last year, which […]
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Event Alert: Lake Country Soccer and Spyderfest

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. Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup Date: April 21-23 Attendees: 8,000 Room Nights: 1,950 Headquarter […]
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