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CVB Presents Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau revealed the recipient of its 2018 Pinnacle Award during its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism banquet Thursday night. Matt Gifford, who served as general manager of the Springfield Cardinals from 2004 to 2017, received the bureau’s top award. Gifford provided significant support to the local travel and tourism industry […]
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Tickets Sales End Today for Annual Travel & Tourism Awards Event

Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. today for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet The banquet is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center and tickets are available at springfieldmo.org/banquet. Cost is $50 per person or $475 for a table for 10. During the event, the […]
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Tickets on Sale for 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet

The Convention & Visitors Bureau today announced the recipients of four of its Salute to Travel & Tourism awards and will announce its Pinnacle Award honoree at a banquet Feb. 15. The Hospitality Award will be presented to Springfield Hot Glass Studio. This award is presented to an attraction, lodging facility or restaurant which demonstrates […]
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Deadline Approaching for Travel & Tourism Awards Nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards will be here before you know it! The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations through Dec. 15. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and […]
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CVB Accepting Nominations for 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations for the 2018 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards through Dec. 15. Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and multiple nominations are accepted by filling out the form below or this […]
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Dickerson Park Zoo Earns Accreditation

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission to Dickerson Park Zoo. “Less than 10% of animal exhibitors registered with USDA have achieved AZA-accreditation, so Dickerson Park Zoo truly ranks among the best-of-the-best,” said AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe. “Dickerson Park Zoo has shown its commitment to conservation and […]
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Zoo Director Receives National Recognition

Congratulations to Dickerson Park Zoo’s director Mike Crocker who was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit for Zoo Keeper Education Award by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). The award, received at the annual AAZK national conference, recognized Crocker’s commitment to keeper staff training and animal care through professional development opportunities.
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Help Springfield Win Best Food Town in the Midwest

Springfield is in the running to be named a “Greatest Midwest Town” for food by “Midwest Living” magazine and you could help the city achieve that honor by voting daily at http://bit.ly/2pWlMpW. In all, 12 cities are on the slate and we want Springfield to win! Not only will the city’s amazing food scene get […]
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Two MSU Students Receive Scholarships from MTC

Missouri Travel Council is again awarding two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing hospitality, travel and tourism-related majors in Missouri. This year’s winners are: Kasey Eberth, a junior from Kansas City who is majoring in hospitality leadership with a minor in sales and marketing at Missouri State University. Grayson Jamroch, a junior from Stockton, is majoring […]
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MDT Accepting Award Nominations

The Missouri Division of Tourism is accepting nominations for awards presented annually at the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Nominations are accepted in the following categories. Induction into the Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame – recognizes individuals whose long-term (minimum of 10 years) contributions have positively affected the tourism industry. Inductees have a demonstrated commitment […]
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