It’s a Busy Time of Year for Group Business in Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department strives to bring a variety of groups and events to the city.

Groups recently booked by the department include:

  • Cross Fit Games, November 2013, 200 room nights
  • Missouri Youth Soccer Association State Cup, June 2017, 3,300 room nights
  • Missouri Youth Soccer Association State Cup Final Weekend, June 2017, 900 room nights

Coming up, CVB sales staff will represent Springfield at trade shows and other events in efforts to bring more group business to Springfield. In May:

  • Sales manager Melissa Evans will represent Springfield at the Kansas City Meeting Planners International/Professional Convention Management Association Education Conference and Trade Show in May along with a representative from Ramada Oasis Hotel.
  • CVB sales manager and Sports Commission executive director Lance Kettering and assistant Sports Commission director Sheila Fish will represent Springfield at the National Association of Sports Commissions in Louisville, KY, in April.

Last but not least, we encourage businesses to welcome groups coming to the city in May, June and July:

May

  • May 02 – 03, 2013, Missouri Child Support Enforcement Association, MCSEA 2013 Spring Board Meeting, Attendance 16
  • May 03 – 04, 2013, Burrell Behavioral Health / Burrell Education & Training Department, 2013 New Frontiers in Pediatric Mental Health Conference, Attendance: 200
  • May 08 – 12, 2013, National Christian Homeschool Championships, 2013 Spring Nationals, Attendance: 1,600
  • May 13 – 14, 2013, Missouri State High School Activities Association, 2013 State Golf Championships – Boys, Attendance: 400
  • May 24 – 26, 2013, National Street Rod Association, 2013 Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Plus, Attendance: 7,000
  • May 31, 2013 – June 02, 2013, Harley Owner’s Group , 2013 Missouri State H.O.G. Rally, Attendance: 1,000
  • May 31, 2013 – June 02, 2013, Missouri Federation of Republican Women, 2013 MFRW State Convention, Attendance: 100
  • May 31, 2013 – June 03, 2013, Missouri Youth Soccer Association, 2013 Summer State Cup Pool Play, Attendance: 4,950

June

  • June 01 – 02, 2013, Amateur Softball Association, 2013 35th Annual Heart of the Ozarks / GFP 14U “A” USA/ASA National Qualifier, Attendance: 650
  • June 05 – 09, 2013, Veterans of Foreign War / US, 2013 State Convention, Attendance: 500
  • June 06 – 10, 2013, United Methodist Church, 2013 Annual Conference, Attendance: 1,500
  • June 07 – 10, 2013, National Association of Postmasters of the United States , 2013 Missouri State Convention, Attendance: 100
  • June 07 – 09, 2013, Missouri Youth Soccer Association, 2013 Summer State Cup Finals Weekend, Attendance: 2,600
  • June 13 – 16, 2013, American Dexter Cattle Association, 2013 AGM Annual General Meeting, Attendance: 200
  • June 16 – 19, 2013, American Simmental Association, 2013 AJSA South Central Regional Classic
  • June 17 – 21, 2013, American Guild of Organists – Region VI, 2013 Region VI Conference, Attendance: 120
  • June 20 – 23, 2013, Jehovah’s Witness, 2013 Summer District Convention, Attendance: 3,000
  • June 26, 2013 – July 01, 2013, Premier Baseball, 2013 Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman, Attendance: 1,800
  • June 28 – 30, 2013, Forty and Eight; La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux 40/8, 2013 June Meeting, Attendance: 60

July

  • July 04 – 07, 2013, Jehovah’s Witness, 2013 Summer District Convention, Attendance: 6,000
  • July 09 – 14, 2013, Premier Baseball, 2013 Premier Baseball Senior Championships, Attendance: 1,700
  • July 21 – 25, 2013, Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education, 2013 Joint Summer Career and Tech Ed Workshop & Missouri ACTE Conference, Attendance: 2,000
  • July 28, 2013 – August 04, 2013, Missouri Sheriff’s Association, 2013 Annual Training Conference, Attendance: 200

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Dana Maugans is the Director of Sales at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau

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