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Meet the CVB Staff: Shelly Grauberger

For many CVB staff members, Shelly Grauberger is hands down the favorite, especially first thing in the morning. Not only is she a dependable hard worker, she’s one of the first to arrive in the office and she makes the coffee. Bless her! Shelly, marketing coordinator for the CVB, began working at the bureau part […]
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Meet the CVB Staff: Jane Rips

When you meet Jane Rips, you’ll like her. Everyone does! Jane has an infectious smile, fun sense of humor, positive attitude and she’s got style.
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Pinnacle Award Presented to CVB President Tracy Kimberlin

Last night we presented the 2013 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center. It was an incredible experience and one we won’t soon forget. Thank you to everyone involved, especially our sponsors. Without you, this night couldn’t have happened. For those who don’t know, the Pinnacle Award was given to […]
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Whisler Babies Arrive!

Congratulations to CVB marketing director Laura Whisler, her husband Mark and their son Carson on the birth of twin baby girls on Feb. 5. Jaylee Estelle was 4 pounds 8 ounces and Sydney Anne was 3 pounds 13 ounces. Babies and mommy are doing well.
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CVB Welcomes New Staff Member

The CVB staff welcomes its newest member, Lisa Perez, CMP, as a convention sales manager. Prior to joining the staff of the Springfield CVB, Lisa worked at the Branson CVB. Her experience includes several years in the travel industry, including working as a meeting planner. Lisa will handle the state association and government market segments […]
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CVB Staffer Selected to Lead Jefferson City CVB

The Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau announced Diane Gillespie will serve as the organization’s new executive director. Gillespie, a native of Springfield who has lived in Jefferson City with her family for the past 14 years, has a solid CVB background with nearly 20 years of experience working for the Springfield Convention & Visitors […]
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For Sale: Office Furnishings, Brochure Kiosks and Other Items from Closed Tourist Information Center

The CVB has some items for sale from the now-closed Tourist Information Center. Need a newspaper vending machine? How about a fax machine and stand? Maybe your office needs a brochure kiosk and a table. All that and more are for sale on Craigslist. Everything MUST go by Nov. 30. Click on the links below to see photos.
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Second Springfield CVB Staffer Named a “30 Under 30” by DMAI

Sean Dixon, interactive media manager at the Springfield, Mo., Convention & Visitors Bureau, was selected as one of 30 Under 30 presented by Destination Marketing Association International.
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Welcome to Our New Staff Members

Two new staff members have joined the Springfield, Mo., Convention & Visitors Bureau. Ryan Allison is a new Partner Development Manager. He is responsible for retail, restaurant and transportation services advertising sales in the bureau’s publications and website. Allison, a recent graduate of Evangel University, has a background in membership sales. Steve Ross is the new […]
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CVB Staffer Earns CDME Certification from DMAI

Laura Whisler, marketing director at the Springfield, Mo., Convention & Visitors Bureau earned the honor of Certified Destination Management Executive from Destination Marketing Association International. The certification was presented at the 2011 DMAI Annual Convention July 20-22 in New Orleans, where Whisler also was honored as a DMAI “30 Under 30,” which included free conference […]
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