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Members of Missouri Women Bloggers Visit Springfield

Five members of Missouri Women Bloggers were in Springfield Jan. 22-24 for a press tour resulting in stories about the city as a travel destination. The bloggers experienced a variety of activities including Springfield Hot Glass Studio, Askinosie Chocolate, Fantastic Caverns, the Springfield Art Museum and others. A special thank you to Missy Handyside, general […]
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Bloggers Visiting Springfield in January

Six members of Missouri Women Bloggers will visit Springfield in January to explore the city and write about their experiences. Plans include visiting Creative Escape Glass, Springfield Hot Glass Studio, Relics Antique Mall & Tea Room, Fantastic Caverns, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and other attractions. A big thank you to Ramada Plaza Hotel & […]
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Media Across the Country Feature Springfield

Nearly 40 journalists, freelance writers and bloggers have visited Springfield this year and returned home to create stories about the city. A huge thank you to the hotels, restaurants and attractions that have hosted those writers, showcasing the best of Springfield and helping keep costs down for the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Here’s a small […]
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Missouri Film Office Opens Competition for Missouri Stories

The Missouri Film Office is looking for writers who have penned screenplays or TV pilot scripts set in the Show-Me State. Now in its second year, the Missouri Stories Screenwriting Fellowship Program will accept script submissions from screenwriters through Nov. 30. Sponsored by the Missouri Film Office and the Missouri Motion Media Association, the program […]
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Springfield CVB Wins Selfie Contest Again

When it comes to promoting Springfield as a travel destination, the president of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is selfless about doing selfies. That’s why, for the second year in a row, the CVB tops the list in “Smart Meetings” magazine’s annual selfie contest. Along with bragging rights, a selfie of Tracy, who seems to […]
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Bass Pro Gets Kudos from “Forbes” Magazine

Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops was named one of “America’s Best Employers” by “Forbes” magazine for its excellence as an employee-focused company. “Forbes” determined the best employers through an independent survey of 20,000 employees at companies with at least 2,500 people. Employees from about 3,700 companies responded to the survey. Participation in the survey was voluntary. […]
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Travel Writers, Bloggers Visiting City

If you notice people taking notes at attractions and snapping pictures of their food at restaurants in the next few weeks, you might be seeing a travel writer in the city. The Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting five members of the Society of American Travel Writers May 7-9 and several bloggers with www.USFamilyGuide.com will […]
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Thousands Expected Downtown This Weekend

Heads up downtown businesses and patrons! Thousands of people will be walking and running downtown this weekend thanks to two events: the Color Run and Easter Seals Walk with Me. With both events ending around 11 a.m., this is a great opportunity for downtown restaurants and businesses, which are encouraged to reach out to the […]
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Travel Writers, Bloggers Are Visiting Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hosted two travel bloggers and at least nine more are expected in the city this spring. Debra Ross, owner and writer at www.KidsOutAndAbout.com and Connie Reed, owner and writer at www.MidwestWander.com visited area attractions in March. Ross, who traveled with her teen daughter, visited attractions that appealed to youth […]
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Associated Press Features Pizza House

Associated Press editor Beth Harpaz was in Springfield during a recent vacation and enjoyed Pizza House so much, she decided to write about it. Since the story was published on the AP website, it has appeared in about 30 media outlets around the country and in Canada. The AP, a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by […]
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