Author Archives: Springfield CVB

Celebration of Life Service set for Feb. 1 for Tourism Leader

R.B. “Bob” Smith, III, died Jan. 16 at the age of 80 years old. Bob built legacies over two separate professional careers, both centered on promoting the communities in which he lived. A long-time leader of Missouri’s tourism industry, Bob was appointed to the Missouri Tourism Commission in 1989 and served as chairman from 1993-1996 […]
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National Park Superintendent Retires

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield announced the retirement of longtime superintendent Theodore “Ted” Hillmer effective January 3. Hillmer, who retired after a 44-year career with the federal government, came to WICR as superintendent in 2003 and served in that position for 16 years. Hillmer earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Environmental Science/Civil Engineering from the University […]
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December 2019

Things slow down just a little at the CVB in December, but not much! We're working on our 2020 travel and tourism awards, hosting journalists and more. Check it out at Issues & Info, a newsletter produced by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the local economy through growth in travel and tourism.
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History Museum on the Square on ‘USA Today’ List of Best New Attractions

A panel of experts and 10Best editors have chosen Springfield’s History Museum on the Square as a nominee for USA Today’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice award for the Best New Attraction category. The contest launched Dec. 2 and people can vote once per day until 11 a.m. Dec. 30. Winners will be announced at 11 […]
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November 2019

We're accepting nominations, have new partners on board, hired a new staff member and are welcoming groups to the city. Check it out on Issues & Info, the online newsletter of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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October 2019

Cooler weather is finally here but that doesn’t mean things are cooling off at the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Learn about what we’ve been doing and other news you need to know about the travel and tourism industry with the stories below. Missouri Tourism Award Recipients Include Springfield’s Jeff Houghton Registration Continues for Travel Alliance […]
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Missouri Tourism Award Recipients Include Springfield’s Jeff Houghton

A star-powered marketing campaign, a Halloween celebration that digs deep into the past and a TV talk show that proudly calls Springfield home were among the award winners at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism Oct. 8-10 in Columbia. Eight awards were presented during the conference to individuals, organizations and events for their efforts to […]
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Registration Continues for Travel Alliance Workshop in Columbia

The focus of the Missouri Travel Alliance’s next workshop is “Your Story!” The workshop will take place from 9:45 a.m.-3;15 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Columbia. Some of the sessions include: Finding Your Story: Identifying Characters and Stories that Deserve Attention – The distinct people and places that make up […]
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Early Bird Registration Ends Sept. 20 for Tourism Conference

The Missouri Division of Tourism will host the 2019 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism Oct. 8-10 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The conference will feature expert speakers and exciting social events to enhance your networking opportunities with top leaders and innovators. Attending is a great way to connect with the Missouri tourism […]
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Workshop on Telling Your Destination’s Story set for Nov. 6

The Missouri Travel Alliance presents “Your Story!” from 9:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Nov. 6 at Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Columbia. Some of the sessions for this workshop will include: Finding Your Story: Identifying Characters and Stories that Deserve Attention – Whether you’re at CVB, attraction or something else, the distinct people and places that make […]
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