Author Archives: Dana Maugans

Group Events Keep Hotels Busy During Winter Months

A variety of groups will be in Springfield this winter, including a couple sporting events that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: March 7-17 – Missouri State High School Activities Association, 40,000 attendees, 6,500 room nights March 10-17 – National Christian […]
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CVB Sales Staff Strives to Bring Groups to City

The Sales Department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau is always on the go to trade shows, conventions and other events that give them opportunities for face-to-face-interaction with convention and sporting event planners. Recent and upcoming events include the following: Connect Missouri Connect DC Travel South Showcase National Tour Association Connect Faith IMEX Society of […]
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CVB Seeking to Hire in Sales Department

The CVB is seeking qualified applicants for a group sales coordinator/group tour and  small meetings specialist. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing support to the Group Sales and Services Department and overseeing the group tour and small meetings market. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: Assist with research, prospecting and qualifying of […]
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Welcome These Groups to the City!

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next few months, including the National Beta Club Missouri Senior Beta Annual Convention. About 3,000 people are expected to attend the event that will generate 2,250 room nights at hotels throughout the city Nov. 30-Dec. 3. Local businesses are encouraged to welcome this and other […]
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Sales Staff Represent the City at Variety of Events

The Convention & Visitors Bureau represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events that provide opportunities for networking with people who plan group events such as conventions and sporting events. The trade shows allow face-to-face interaction that helps the CVB and planners determine if Springfield is a good fit for an event […]
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Thousands Coming to Springfield in October for Group Events

A variety of groups will be in Springfield in the coming weeks, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: Sept. 22-23 – 2017 29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals, 20,000 attendees, 1,560 room nights Oct. 13-15 […]
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Registration is Open for the 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange

The 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange is now open for registration. This annual conference will bring regional bank loyalty group travel planners and tourism representatives together for a networking, educational, and business exchange conference. The 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange is April 23–25 at Chateau on the Lake Spa Resort and Convention Center in Branson. […]
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The Future of the Meetings Industry Webinar Available for Viewing

The CVB sales staff recently participated in The Future of Meetings Industry webinar conducted by Destination Analysts in conjunction with Destinations International and Miles Partnership. The webinar offered insider perspectives in recent groundbreaking meetings industry research and takes an in-depth look at the challenges planners have identified. You can watch the full webinar here.
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Group Events Keeping Tourism Industry Busy

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 include: Sept. 23 – 29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals, 20,000 attendees, 1,560 room nights Local businesses […]
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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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