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U.S. 65 Lane Closures Begin July 10

Portions of U.S. 65 will be closed for a construction project throughout the summer with lane closures beginning on July 10. Southbound closings start on July 10 with completion by late July/early August Southbound closed between Kearney and Division streets week of July 10 Southbound closed between Division Street and Chestnut Expressway week of July […]
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Register Today for Annual Tourism Conference

Registration is open for the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Sept. 26-28 in Branson. The conference includes informative sessions, networking opportunities and the annual tourism awards banquet honoring industry leaders. The conference also includes an appearance by a multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer. Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected […]
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Thousands Coming to Springfield for Summer Conventions and Sports

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next couple months, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: July 24-27 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Join Summer Conference, 1,300 attendees, 1,576 room nights July […]
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Nearly Half of MDT’s Budget Slashed for FY18

Gov. Eric Greitens is withholding $10 million from the Missouri Division of Tourism’s FY18 budget. The budget that goes into effect July 1 was slated to be $20.5 million this year. The impact to the state’s tourism marketing organization remains to be seen but there is no doubt it will be devastating to MDT’s ability […]
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Group Sales Efforts Keep Staff Busy Year Round

The CVB’s group sales department is planning a telemarketing sales blitz for Aug. 8-9 and staff members are representing the city at a variety of trade shows and other events where they can network with meeting planners. Recent and upcoming events include: Christian Meetings & Conventions Association Marketplace Society of Government Meeting Planners Meeting Professionals […]
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Are You Ready for 2018?

Advertising sales and production of the 2018 Visitors Guide are underway. For information about advertising in the guide and other CVB marketing opportunities, contact Jane Rips at 417-881-5300, ext. 104, or Businesses that recently partnered with the CVB to reach out to visitors include Getaway Golf, Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, ATSI Hotel Coupon Guide, […]
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Group Expected to Spend $2.3 million in City

Nearly 6,000 people will be in Springfield July 6-9 for the Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention and they’re expected to spend about about $2.3 million in the city while here. The group will meet at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University Campus and a variety of topics will be presented in a variety of […]
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Hundreds Expected in Springfield for Baseball Championships

Hundreds of the best youth baseball players in the nation will be in the Ozarks June 27-July 2 for the 2017 Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman Championship. Thirty-six teams and an additional 1,200 guests are expected for the tournament that will take place at 10 area baseball fields. For a complete schedule, visit and follow […]
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Event Alert: Premier Baseball and Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention

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 27-July 2 Attendees: 2,400 Room Nights: 2,205 Headquarter Hotel: Citywide […]
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National Emu Convention July 14-16 in Springfield

Emu farmers from around the United States will attend the 2017 American Emu Association National Convention July 14-16 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield. AEA members and other emu growers will meet for education opportunities with a chance to meet new people and visit with old friends. AEA board members, Certified Business […]
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