Author Archives: Susan Wade

CVB Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week With Springfield Staycation Giveaway

Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week, May 5-11, the Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away a Springfield Staycation — one of the largest prizes ever offered by the organization. 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 […]
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Nation’s Top Military Heroes Convene in Springfield April 10-14

Some of the country’s top military heroes will be in Springfield April 10-14 for the 129th Annual Convention of the Legion of Valor. The organization’s members consist of recipients of top medals in all branches of military service in the United States: the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross and the […]
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“American Pickers” Might Pick You!

The show “American Pickers” is coming back to Missouri at the end of May and looking for leads. The popular “History Channel” program is looking for interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them! They like items that are different, unusual, and unique — something they’ve never seen before — and with an interesting […]
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CVB Working with KC Radio Station for Promotion

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting together a Springfield vacation package to be given away by radio station KC 102.1 in Kansas City. The station is planning a week-long promotion during the morning show and plans to give away a daily prize with a grand prize at the end of the week. Local businesses […]
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Travel Media Visit the Ozarks in October

Five travel writers visited Springfield in October to gather information for feature stories about the area. They include the following: Marc Smith at www.marcmytravels.com visited several attractions, restaurants and breweries during his stay. Writers with “RoadRunner” magazine were in the city for a feature about motorcycle riding in the Springfield area. Rupert Parker from the […]
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Submit Events for Magazine Calendar

Missouri Life Magazine is seeking events for its calendar. Events can be submitted at https://www.missourilife.com/events/. Once there, click on Create An Event and be sure to fill out the information in the box called Short Description because this is the information people see. Also add the http://www. to URLs to make the links works. The […]
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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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