Author Archives: Susan Wade

Event Alert: Jehovah’s Witnesses

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention Date: June 28-July 1 Attendees: 3,000 Room Nights: 1,100 Headquarter Hotel: Multiple […]
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Event Alert: Premier Baseball

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman Championship Date: June 28-July 1 Attendees: 2,400 Room Nights: 2,460 Headquarter Hotel: Multiple […]
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Magazine Seeks Event Submissions

“Missouri Life” is seeking events for its online calendar, weekly e-newsletter and its print version. The magazine is particularly interested in August and September events for the next issue. To submit events, go to https://www.missourilife.com/events/ and click on “Create an Event.”
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Journalists Visiting Springfield this Spring

Groups of travel journalists will tour the Ozarks in April before and after attending the North American Travel Journalists Association convention in Branson. Up to 15 will be on a tour focusing solely on Springfield hosted by the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Other tours, such as a Route 66 tour planned by the Missouri Division […]
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Division of Tourism Staff Visit Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted staff from the Missouri Division of Tourism and its advertising agency H|L Partners, for a familiarization tour of Springfield March 8-9. The group visited a variety of attractions, sites, restaurants, etc. to become more familiar with the city and its amenities in order to help strengthen marketing programs. MDT […]
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Springfield Named Most Romantic City in Missouri

Springfield is getting some love from MSN. An article titled “The Most Romantic City in Every State” places Springfield at the top of the list in Missouri. Though the article doesn’t go into detail about how cities were selected, it does say the choices weren’t random. “It is based on multiple surveys and rankings done […]
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Vote for Wonders of Wildlife!

Fans of Wonders of Wildlife can vote for the world-class museum and aquarium as USA Today’s Best New Attraction for 2017. Vote once per day by visiting wondersofwildlife.org/vote. Voting ends at 11 a.m. Jan. 1. WOW is currently in the No. 1 position as a Best New Attraction nominee in USA Today’s 10 Best series […]
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Missouri Travel Council Offers Workshop for Sales Professionals

Strategic Selling for Tourism Professionals, an industry-specific, sales-focused education workshop, is set for 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Megan Rapp, assistant director and group sales manager for the Hannibal Convention & Visitors Bureau, will kick things off as she discusses strategic selling from the CVB/DMO […]
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CVB Strives to Bring Positive Media Attention to City

When it comes to telling people Springfield is a great travel destination, getting media to produce positive stories about the things to see and do here is a sure way to do it. The CVB public relations staff works year round with a variety of journalists to get those stories done, including hosting five journalists […]
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U.S. 65 Construction Begins in July

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced a construction project that will close portions of U.S. 65 for most of the summer begins the week of July 10. Route 65: The Rebuild includes upgrading guardrails, rebuilding shoulders and replacing pavement between Kearney Street and Sunshine Street with “major traffic impacts” expected. The highway will be closed […]
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