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Facts & Stats About Springfield’s Lodging Industry January-June 2016

Springfield hotels are reporting increases in overnight guests this year along with an increase in average daily rate and revenue. Considering 2015 was a record breaker for the city’s lodging industry, 2016 is well on its way to being a stellar year. Check out the statistics below and feel free to give us a call […]
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Facts & Stats About Springfield’s Visitors January-July 2016

The 2016 travel season continues to be strong. Lots of people are stopping at the CVB’s Route 66 Springfield Information Center, the number of user sessions on the website is strong and the airport is doing well. Check out the stats below and let us know if you have questions by calling 417-881-5300. We’re happy […]
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Expect Road Closures, Traffic Delays Downtown During Route 66 Festival

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting Friday morning and lasting until Sunday evening. Below is a comprehensive list of the closures. Barricades will be in place at several downtown intersections by Friday afternoon, with the exception […]
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Presentation on International Marketing Opportunities Set for Aug. 23 in Springfield

The Missouri Division of Tourism is again offering subsidized international marketing opportunities through the nation’s destination marketing organization, Brand USA, in conjunction with Miles Media. Since 2013, MDT has participated in Brand USA’s comprehensive cooperative marketing programs to drive international travel to Missouri. The Springfield CVB has joined MDT in some of these opportunities in […]
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Food Network Seeking Chefs for Competition

Calling all local chefs and professional cooks! Do you have what it takes to win $20,000? “Guy’s Grocery Games” on “The Food Network” is conducting a nationwide search for cooks who can make mincemeat out of the competition. Casting also is underway for the following special episodes: Firefighters, police officers, first responders and military veterans […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee!

Large or small, the Convention & Visitors Bureau brings in or provides services to a variety of groups that meet in the city. Among the events taking place in Springfield in the next couple months are two that will thrill gear heads: The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine […]
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Cooper Tennis Complex Gets Kudos from USTA

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex was named the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award, the second award of its kind the facility has earned since it opened in 1994. The award recognizes excellence in physical design, usage and programming at tennis facilities throughout the country. Cooper is one of 12 facilities earning […]
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One Jet Jaunts Campaign Underway

The CVB, in partnership with Springfield-Branson National Airport, conducted a “One Jet Jaunts” marketing campaign including hosting a trip of influential bloggers, public relations activities, social media posts and limited advertising highlighting the fact that Springfield has non-stop flights to 11 major destinations. Local bloggers, Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson authors of A Beautiful Mess, […]
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CVB Offers Toolkit for Meeting Planners and Convention/Event Venues

The CVB has developed an online toolkit to assist planners in hosting conventions and events in the city. The free toolkit is available on the CVB website and includes promotional videos, images, website banners and other downloadable files. In addition, the CVB offers assistance with writing and distributing press releases and emails. Along with being […]
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Tracy Kimberlin Selected One of SBJ’s Men of the Year

Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, was selected as one of the “2016 Men of the Year” from the Springfield Business Journal. The Men of the Year luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine St. Tickets are $38 each and can be […]
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