Author Archives: Dana Maugans

Sales Department Targets Meeting Planners with Marketing Campaigns

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department conducts a variety of campaigns to entice meeting and event planners to choose Springfield for their events. Current and upcoming projects include: Delivering the “Springfield Starter Kit” to meeting planners, part of a cooperative marketing effort with the DoubleTree, Oasis and University Plaza hotels. The kit is designed […]
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Groups Are Bringing Business to the City this Fall

October will be a busy month for group business, then we’ll see a decline during the winter holidays in November and December. We encourage you to welcome these and other groups to the city with messages on your marquee and in other ways that will make attendees want to come back soon. The list below […]
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Fall Filled with Group Business in Springfield

Kids are back in school and the fall convention season is about to begin. Where did summer go!? Time flies when you’re having fun and lots of people have had fun in Springfield this year and will have fun in the coming months when they attend the conventions and other group events listed below. Among […]
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CVB Sales Department Keeps Business Moving

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department conducts a variety of programs to encourage meeting and event planners to choose Springfield for group business. Recent and upcoming programs include: With the Branson CVB, a familiarization tour is planned for the International Association of Golf Tour Operators in September. About 20 golf tour operators will […]
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Summer Convention Season in Full Swing

A plethora of conventions, sporting events and other activities that bring groups to Springfield are underway this summer. Among the largest are the following: July 5-8 – Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention, 3,000 attendees, 1,100 room nights July 23-26 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Joint Summer Conference, 1,200 attendees, 1,411 room nights […]
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Sales Department Planning Sales Blitz, Other Activities

The Sales Department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau conducts a variety of activities that provide opportunities to interact with event and meeting planners. Upcoming activities include: Hosting a group of local and regional planners July 16 at a Springfield Cardinals Game. With area hotel staff, conducting a telemarketing sales blitz targeting new group business […]
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Registration Open for Missouri Event Summit

The Missouri Event Summit provides exhibitors and sponsors with an opportunity to spend time face-to-face with planners looking to book meetings and education sessions. It provides a quality experience in a relaxing, fun environment. It provides sales opportunities, networking and relationship building, as well as quality education sessions, all at a reasonable price. This year’s […]
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Summertime Brings Groups to City

Religious conferences, sporting events and a conference for educators are some of the largest groups coming to the city in June and July. June 8-10 – Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1,500 attendees, 2,438 room nights June 26-July 1 – Premier Baseball, 2,400 attendees, 2,460 room nights June 28-July 1 – Jehovah’s Witnesses, […]
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Spring Brings Large Groups to City

Spring has sprung and the 2018 tourism season is getting into high gear with thousands coming to Springfield for group business. Large groups booked in the city in the next couple months include those listed below. The list represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels […]
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CVB Sales Department Schedules Familiarization Tour for Convention Planners

A familiarization tour for convention planners is planned for April 26-27 to showcase the city’s meeting facilities and other amenities and to encourage groups to convene in the city. The group will participate in a variety of activities and tours. For more information, contact Dana Maugans at 881-5300, ext. 111, or dmaugans@springfieldmo.org.  
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