Author Archives: Tracy Kimberlin

Infrastructure Proposal Would Hurt State’s Tourism Economy

A proposal to use $100 million in general revenue funds for infrastructure in Missouri will have the side effect of hurting the state’s tourism economy. That’s because the plan announced Wednesday during a press conference called by House Budget Chair Cody Smith and House Speaker Elijah Haahr will be funded in part by cuts in […]
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Remind Guests of Crime Prevention Tips

With thousands of guests in Springfield this month for two huge basketball tournaments, the CVB is reminding businesses to help keep our guests and their belongings safe. While Springfield is a safe destination, it is a city and crime does occur. Encourage your patrons to take safety precautions, such as not leaving items visible in […]
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Ticket Sales End Friday For Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet

Tickets sales end Friday for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards event honoring local tourism heroes. Tickets for the event that includes a reception and dinner on Feb. 21 at the White River Conference Center are available at http://bit.ly/CVBTIX. Cost is $60 per individual ticket or $500 for a reserved table of 10. […]
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Bass Pro Founding Family Receives Audubon Medal

Congratulations to Johnny Morris and his family for receiving the Audubon Medal from the The National Audubon Society The award, one of the most prestigious in conservation, was presented to the Bass Pro Shops founder and legendary conservationist and his family in a gala event Feb. 7 in New York. Morris has spent his life […]
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Registration Open for the Missouri Tourism Road Show

The Missouri Division of Tourism is hosting a series of meetings across the state to interact with local tourism representatives. At the meetings, participants will: Learn more about the significant impact tourism has on Missouri’s economy. Hear from Missouri Tourism Director Ward Franz and staff about their work to increase tourism across the state. Build […]
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Travel & Tourism Award Recipients Announced

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the recipients of its Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards on Feb. 21. The presentation of these prestigious awards is part of the nonprofit CVB’s annual meeting during which Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will present a state of the state’s tourism industry address. CVB staff also […]
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Sales Director Marks Two Decades at the CVB

Congratulations to Dana Maugans, sales director for the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Maugans celebrated 20 years of employment at the CVB on Jan. 16. Maugans leads the sales force that works to bring group business, such as convention and amateur sporting events, to Springfield. During her tenure, thousands of people have visited the city due […]
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Registration Open for Annual Legislative Reception

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend the 2019 Salute To Missouri Legislators Reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. Along with a buffet and beverages and music provided by the Missouri State University Jazz Symposium, this annual event is an opportunity to network with Missouri’s lawmakers and […]
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CVB Sets Holiday Hours

The Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Springfield Route 66 Visitor Center will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 to observe the holidays. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with cheer, and look forward to seeing you soon. Our regular hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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Mark Your Calendar for Salute to Legislators

Planning is underway for the 2019 Salute to Missouri Legislators set for Jan. 23 in Jefferson City. This annual reception is an opportunity to network with legislators and your Springfield peers just as the 2019 session gets underway. More information about registration will be available soon.
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