Category Archives: Attractions

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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Ribbon Cutting Thursday for Andy B’s

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially welcome Andy B’s Entertainment Center – the first entertainment center of its kind in the area. The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in front of the 36-foot B at Andy B’s, 1127 E. Battlefield Road. […]
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Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee Announces Application Process

The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee will host a mandatory question and answer session at 4:30 p.m. May 6 at The Creamery Arts Center, 411 N. Sherman Parkway, for groups interested in applying for funds. A second session is set for 4:30 p.m. May 12 at the same location for those who are unable to attend […]
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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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Outdoor Journalists in Springfield for Annual Conference

If the parking lot at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World seems a little fuller than usual, it’s probably because about 150 journalists specializing in the outdoors are in Springfield for the 10th Anniversary Professional Outdoor Media Association conference. The conference, headquartered at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, kicks off tonight with a welcome reception […]
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Welcome New Advertisers!

Welcome aboard to businesses that recently began reaching out to visitors through CVB marketing efforts. They are Chabóm Teas + Spices and Orange Leaf. They join hundreds of other businesses that advertise on the CVB’s website, in publications such as the Visitors Guide and Passport to Family Fun and in other mediums that target visitors […]
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Proposed Rules on Signage Could Affect Local Attractions

A draft of proposed rule changes written by the Missouri Department of Transportation would affect requirements a private attraction must meet to participate in the Traffic Generator Signage Program. If the changes are adopted, at least 16 attractions in Missouri would be affected, including Dickerson Park Zoo/Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Fantastic Caverns and the Missouri Sports […]
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Big Game Exhibit Coming to Springfield in 2016

One of the longest running public celebrations of wildlife and conservation will be in Springfield in 2016. The Boone and Crockett Club’s 29th Big Game Awards is a triennial trophy exhibit and gala that has been taking place at various sites around the country since 1947. Three partners recently announced the event would be in […]
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CVB Launches Education Program for Frontline Employees

Springfield soon will have an army of ambassadors who can politely tell visitors about what there is to see and do in the city, or at least they’ll know where to look it up. The Convention & Visitors Bureau is launching a free program designed to train frontline staff at hotels, attractions, restaurants and other […]
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Selection Process Begins for Grants

A committee will begin the process of selecting nonprofit, tourism-related organizations for grants funded by the city’s lodging tax that previously was distributed to Wonders of Wildlife. A mandatory meeting for those who wish to apply is set for 5:30 p.m. May 8 at The Creamery Arts Center and letters of intent are due June […]
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