Author Archives: Dana Maugans

CVB Staff Always on the Go

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with the Missouri Division of Tourism to host a familiarization tour for 55 group tour planners and journalists as part of the Travel South Domestic Showcase that will be in Branson in March. Sales department staff also are representing Springfield at a variety of trade shows and events […]
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‘Midwest Meetings’ Shares Infographic on 2017 Trends

An infographic in “Midwest Meetings” magazine says video and live streaming, virtual reality and chill zones will be important this year in the meetings and events industry. Read all about it here.
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Variety of Groups Coming to Springfield this Spring

The spring conference season is approaching and, as you can see below, that means more groups will be in the city in the next couple months. The list represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent every group coming […]
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‘Meetings Today’ Offers Free Webinars

Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a good start! Here is a list of free webinars available through “Meetings Today” to help make your year brighter. A variety of topics are offered, including budgeting, technology, sales and more. 
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From Dairy Farmers to China Painters, Variety of Groups Coming to Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events where they network with planners and showcase the city as a location where meetings, conventions and sports events can take place. Recent and upcoming trade shows include the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Planners International EduCon, Professional […]
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Hotel Vandivort Gets Kudos from Expedia.com

Congratulations to Hotel Vandivort, recently named a 2016 Best of +VIP Access property by Expedia.com®. Chosen from a curated collection of more than 3,000 +VIP Access hotels, winners must earn the highest guest satisfaction rankings and be top market performers to be considered for the award. “Our team at Hotel Vandivort is honored to be […]
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Welcome Groups on Your Marquee!

The Sales Department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau continues striving to bring group business to Springfield. Recent or upcoming trade shows and events in which sales staff have or will participate for opportunities to network with meeting and event planners include the following: Collinson Media Branson Connect Marketplace Collinson Media Connect Faith Marketplace Society […]
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Variety of Groups Booked by CVB in First Quarter of Fiscal Year

The Sales Department staff at the Convention & Visitors Bureau work year round to book group events in Springfield. Below you’ll find the groups that were booked during July, August and September, the first quarter of the bureau’s fiscal year. The number of attendees and room nights are estimates and are subject to change. Missouri […]
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News You Can Use About Group Sales

Trade journals, blogs and other online sources provide great information that can assist with group sales and convention services. Here are a couple recent articles providing valuable information about making sure Wi-Fi is working properly during group events. “6 Tips for Getting the Wi-Fi You Need” – Intel’s senior manager for corporate event technology offers […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee

The number of group events taking place in Springfield generally slows down as the winter season nears. This November, however, is an exception with at least seven group events scheduled. Check out the list below to see what’s happening in the city this winter and into early spring next year. We encourage businesses to welcome […]
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