Author Archives: Dana Maugans

Trade Shows Lead to Group Sales

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department staff members attend a variety of trade shows in an effort to get event and meeting planners to select Springfield for their events. Events staff recently attended or that are coming up include the following: Branson Connect Marketplace Collinson Media Connect Faith Marketplace Society of Government Meeting Planners […]
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Construction Begins on Hotel and Convention Center

O’Reilly Hospitality has started construction on The DoubleTree Convention Center and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. The 103-room Fairfield Inn & Suites will share a parking lot with the DoubleTree Hotel. The convention center will connect to the DoubleTree Hotel and can accommodate up to 500 guests. A parking garage also is planned. Completion […]
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CVB Represents Springfield Around the Country

The CVB sales staff attend trade shows and other events that provide networking opportunities with meeting and event planners around the country. That networking often results in groups booking their events in the city. Upcoming and recently attended events include the following: Branson Connect Marketplace Connect Marketplace Missouri Society of Association Executives Funfest ConnectSports SPORTS […]
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Ramada Plaza Receives Three Awards

Congratulations to the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, the recent recipient of three awards at the Wyndham Global Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The property was named “2015-2016 Best of the Best” by Ramada Worldwide. This award recognizes the top 5% of hotels within the chain in the United States and Canada. The […]
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Sales Department Staff Members Network with Planners

The Convention & Visitors Bureau’s sales department is always busy networking with meeting and event planners to generate business for the city’s meeting venues. In July, the sales team and representatives of Springfield hotels conducted a telemarketing/prospecting sales blitz. They made more than 200 calls, generating 40 prospects and three leads. Staff also attended or […]
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Variety of Groups in Springfield this Fall

With fall approaching, we’ll soon see leaves drifting to the ground along with the visitors roaming around while they’re in the city for group events. September and October are busy months this year with a wide variety of events including conferences, seminars, reunions and sports. Check out the list below and be sure to post […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee!

Large or small, the Convention & Visitors Bureau brings in or provides services to a variety of groups that meet in the city. Among the events taking place in Springfield in the next couple months are two that will thrill gear heads: The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine […]
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CVB Offers Toolkit for Meeting Planners and Convention/Event Venues

The CVB has developed an online toolkit to assist planners in hosting conventions and events in the city. The free toolkit is available on the CVB website and includes promotional videos, images, website banners and other downloadable files. In addition, the CVB offers assistance with writing and distributing press releases and emails. Along with being […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee!

Hundreds of people who love street rods, sports, cows, education and more will be in Springfield this spring and summer. Check out the list below and make them feel welcome with messages on your business’ marquee and in other ways to show them you value their business and want them to visit again. The list […]
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The Ozarks Look Sweet When You’re Upon the Seat of a Bicycle Built for Two

John and Jean White think pushing pedals in pairs is the perfect way to promote the scenery of the Ozarks. After traveling to other parts of the country to ride their bicycle built for two, the Whites realized southwest Missouri is just as beautiful as other locations so they and other members of Tandems of […]
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