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Check out the November 2011 Issues & Info newsletter for an update about the competitive assessment study, staff changes at the CVB, upcoming conventions and events, industry meeting dates, statistics and more.
Organizers for the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships have signed agreements with the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Greater Springfield Area Sports Commission to bring the tournament to Springfield in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The event, which takes place over a six-day period in March, first came to Springfield in 2009 after it moved from
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau received a Silver 2010 W³ Award for its mobile application from the International Academy of the Visual Arts. The W³ Awards honor outstanding websites, web marketing, web video and mobile apps. The organization received more than 3,000 entries. The CVB’s mobile application is designed to guide visitors through the
The CVB has entered into a partnership with MMG Worldwide, Kansas City, MO, to develop a new interactive website for marketing to leisure visitors, convention/sports attendees and to provide information to local residents and the media. The site is scheduled to launch March 2011, to support the 2011 leisure advertising campaign that will begin at
Congratulations to Kirk Hansen of Fantastic Caverns who was inducted into the Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame!
Melissa Divincen is the new partner development manager for the Springfield, Missouri, CVB. Ms. Divincen is responsible for advertising sales in bureau publications and on the Web site. She also manages the Marketing Partnership Program, which provides CVB services for businesses outside Springfield city limits. She comes to the bureau from a position as assistant director of the Greater Springfield Area Sports Commission, an organization managed by the CVB.
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to its Travel Connections Fall Mixer on Thursday, October 21 at 5pm at the Jordan Valley Car Park Visitors Center. This event is an opportunity for area travel and tourism professionals to network while enjoying beverages from 7C’s Winery, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company and the Springfield
About 1,000 athletes are expected to participate in the National Christian Homeschool Fall Sports Championships Oct. 28-30 in Springfield. Soccer, volleyball and cross country events are scheduled along with a tip-off basketball tournament.
Lake Country Soccer will host the 26th Annual Fall Classic sponsored by Springfield’s Incredible Pizza Company Oct. 15-17. With 166 teams participating, it will be the largest single weekend tournament ever at Lake Country Soccer.
About 2,700 players are expected to participate – 45 are local and 121 from outside the area. The players, parents, coaches and those coming in to watch the games are expected to generate about 1,452 room nights at local hotels.