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CVB Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week is May 7-13 and the Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating by giving away The Ultimate Springfield Staycation. The drawing is an effort by the CVB to increase awareness of the importance of the travel industry to the local economy and showcase some of the city’s tourism amenities, including two […]
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Marketing Assistant Hired

Tonia Castaneda has joined the Convention & Visitors Bureau staff as marketing assistant. She is responsible for maintaining partner information in the CVB’s client relationship management software program, managing the Discover SGF training program and administrative assistance to the marketing department. Prior to joining the CVB, Castaneda was employed at Ozarks Public Television. Contact Castaneda […]
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Help Wanted: Marketing Assistant

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is hiring a marketing assistant.  Details for this position and how to apply are below: Summary: Provides general support to the marketing department through the coordination of marketing publications, special events, research programs and the maintenance of partner and event data. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be […]
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CVB Website Breaks Record

While most people were spending Christmas Day opening presents, eating big meals and enjoying time with family, Sean Dixon was busy checking website numbers. Dixon had a big goal for the Convention & Visitors Bureau website this year and on Christmas Day, his dream came true. Dixon, interactive media manager for the CVB, wanted to […]
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Locals Invited to Instameet

Local photographers and bloggers are invited to attend an Instameet at 6 p.m. time Nov. 3 at Mother’s Brewing Co. Guests at this free event organized by the Convention & Visitors Bureau will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery and opportunities to take photographs to share on their social media channels. The goal is […]
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CVB Receives Award for Website

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau received a silver 2015 W3 Award for its website from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Receiving over 4,800 entries, The W3 Awards honors outstanding Websites, Web Marketing, Web Video, Mobile Sites/Apps & Social content created by some of the best interactive agencies, designers, and creators worldwide. Sean […]
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Google Maps Updated with Unique Imagery from Springfield

Beginning today, people who have never been to Dickerson Park Zoo can take a tour without leaving their homes. The same is true for 13 other parks and attractions thanks to the Google Maps Street View Trekker Project. Springfield was among the first destinations participating in the program and, so far, the only Missouri destination. […]
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Technology Bringing Springfield Attractions to Virtual Life

People soon can get a virtual experience of Springfield without leaving their chairs thanks to technology loaned by Google to the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The CVB was accepted earlier this year for the Google Maps Street View Trekker Project, making it among the first destinations participating in the program and the first Missouri destination […]
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CVB Launches New Crowdsourced Blog

A new blog launched by the Convention & Visitors Bureau is designed to share some of the best photos of the Springfield area shared by Instagram users. LoveSpringfield has been in the works for a few months and officially introduced as part of National Travel & Tourism Week May 3-11. The blog at showcases […]
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Get Your Google On

The CVB recently presented workshops on using Google to market your business and a new program the bureau is launching. If you were unable to attend one of the sessions or need a refresher, this video is for you. Questions? Contact Sean Dixon, interactive media manager, at 417-881-5300 or
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