Author Archives: Dana Maugans

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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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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Street Rodders Expected to Spend $1.5 million in City

Springfield’s 2017 travel season kicks into high gear this weekend with the 34th Annual National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals. More than 2,200 pre-1988 specialty vehicles will be in the city along with their owners who are expected to generate nearly 3,400 room nights at hotels and spend about $1.5 million while they’re […]
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CVB Sales Reps Attending Trade Shows to Meet Planners

Members of the CVB’s Sales Department attend a variety of trade shows and other events across the country to meet and network with meeting planners. The goal is to develop relationships that result in events being booked in the city. Recent and upcoming events attended by staff include: Bank Travel Marketplace Christian Meetings & Conventions […]
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Welcome These Groups to the City!

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: June 9-12 – United Methodist Church Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1,500 attendees, 2,425 room nights June […]
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Rain Won’t Wash the Spyders Out

Hundreds of three-wheeled Spyders are creeping around the Ozarks for the world’s largest Spyder motorcycle rally underway in Springfield. A record of 1,500 people are registered for Spyderfest, an event that includes seminars and activities at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds along with various “rydes” around the region through Sunday. Activities at the fairgrounds are open […]
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Save the Date for Missouri Event Summit

Plan now to attend the Missouri Event Summit on Aug. 1 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The event will feature suppliers, event planners, educational sessions, networking and more. The summit is presented by Missouri Society of Association Executives, Missouri Travel Council and Society of Government Meeting Professionals. Cost is $350 for the first […]
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Thousands of Visitors Coming to Springfield for Group Events

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: April 21-23 – Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup, 8,000 attendees, 2,000 room nights April 26-29 – […]
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Sales Department Showcases Springfield to Event Planners

A familiarization tour was conducted for 55 group tour planners as part of the Travel South Domestic Showcase that took place in Branson in March. The CVB Sales Department also is planning a familiarization tour for convention planners May 4-5 and about a dozen planners and their guests are expected to attend. Sales staff also […]
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Check Out the Groups Coming to Springfield Soon

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department represents Springfield at a variety of trade shows and other events designed to connect meeting and event planners with destination marketing organizations. Recent and upcoming events the staff has attended include the following: Religious Conference Management Association Missouri Natural Resources National Tour Association Travel South Domestic Showcase (The […]
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