Author Archives: Susan Wade

Airport Breaks Another Record in 2019

Last year was another record year and marked the eighth consecutive year of growth at Springfield-Branson National Airport. Not only was it another record, but 2019 was the busiest year in the airport’s history with 1,187,068 total passengers. That’s an increase of 111,643 passengers (or 10.4% growth) over the previous record in 2018 and 62% […]
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Two Episodes of ‘Brotherhood of Brew’ Feature Springfield Area

“Brotherhood of Brew,” a travel series on Amazon Prime, featured the Springfield area in two recent episodes. Episodes 6 and 7 of the 2019 season focused on Got Your Six Coffee Co. and its Beans & Bullets event, a thank you to and training opportunity for first responders and veterans. The show featured local breweries […]
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Plan to Attend Spring Tourism Meetings

The Missouri Division of Tourism will take its show on the road with five regional tourism meetings this spring. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend to: Learn more about the significant impact tourism has on Missouri’s economy. Hear from Missouri Division of Tourism staff about their work to increase tourism across the state. […]
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Journalists Visit Springfield

Journalists are exploring Springfield for stories about visiting Springfield. Melinda Schnyder, a freelance writer from Wichita, was recently in Springfield for a taping of “The Mystery Hour” and other activities. Watch for her article in the “Wichita Eagle” and other media outlets. Also headed to Springfield is Heather Baker, publisher of “AY Magazine,” a lifestyle […]
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CVB Hires Content Coordinator

Madison Russell has joined the staff of the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau as content coordinator. Russell, a 2019 graduate of Missouri State University, is responsible for managing the CVB’s social media accounts, blogging and assisting with public relations activities. The CVB is a nonprofit marketing organization dedicated to improving the local economy through […]
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CVB Promotes Springfield as a Travel Destination with Public Relations Programs

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau works year-round to generate positive media coverage for the city as a travel destination. The public relations team conducts press tours for media visiting the city, answers questions about Springfield and the surrounding area for media, pitches stories to a variety of media outlets, distributes news releases about the […]
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CVB Hiring a Content Coordinator

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking to hire a Content Coordinator who will be responsible for creating and curating content for online marketing programs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned as required. Creates high-quality written content for SpringfieldMO.org, the CVB blog and social media channels. Updates existing content as needed. With the […]
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CVB Works to Bring Positive Media Attention to the City

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau works year-round to generate positive media coverage for the city as a travel destination. The public relations team conducts press tours for media visiting the city, answers questions about Springfield and the surrounding area for media, pitches stories to a variety of media outlets, distributes news releases about the […]
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CVB Promoting ‘Shark Week’ Giveaway

Celebrate “Shark Week” with a chance to win a mini-vacation that includes diving with sharks in the only place it can be done in the midwest. The Out to Sea Shark Dive at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, is the centerpiece of the vacation. Guests will go underwater […]
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Update Listings by Friday for the Missouri Travel Guide

Friday is the final day to update information for the 2020 Missouri Travel Guide produced by the Missouri Division of Tourism. The deadline was extended one week due to the tornado and flooding that caused a work slowdown in Jefferson City. Please access your account at https://industry.visitmo.com/ and update your listing as soon as possible. […]
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