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Ramada Plaza Receives Three Awards

Congratulations to the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, the recent recipient of three awards at the Wyndham Global Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The property was named “2015-2016 Best of the Best” by Ramada Worldwide. This award recognizes the top 5% of hotels within the chain in the United States and Canada. The […]
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Cooper Tennis Complex Gets Kudos from USTA

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex was named the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award, the second award of its kind the facility has earned since it opened in 1994. The award recognizes excellence in physical design, usage and programming at tennis facilities throughout the country. Cooper is one of 12 facilities earning […]
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Tracy Kimberlin Selected One of SBJ’s Men of the Year

Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, was selected as one of the “2016 Men of the Year” from the Springfield Business Journal. The Men of the Year luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in the White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine St. Tickets are $38 each and can be […]
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Abby Terhark Named One of DMAI’s 30 Under 30 Class

Abby Terhark, advertising sales assistant for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, was named a member of the 2016 Class of Destination Marketing Association International’s ‘30 Under 30’ program. The nominating committee received 95 submissions for the 2016 experience, the largest response since the program’s inception in 2011. This year’s honorees originate from a variety […]
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Lisa Perez Receives President’s Award from SGMP – Missouri Chapter

Lisa Perez, sales manager for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, was awarded the President’s Award from the Society of Government Meeting Planners MOCAP Chapter at the organization’s Education Training and Annual Awards Program June 9 in Jefferson City. The President’s Award is a special tribute given to someone for an extraordinary personal contribution to […]
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DoubleTree Honored by Hilton

Congratulations to the staff at DoubleTree by Hilton on receiving the annual Hilton Gold CARE Cup award for the hotel’s culture of CARE. This is the brand’s highest form of recognition for teams demonstrating the best in overall guest experience, team member engagement and community involvement. Throughout the year the DoubleTree’s CARE Committee gives to […]
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Nominations Open for MDT Awards

The Missouri Division of Tourism is accepting nominations for its annual awards. If you know of a community or person who has developed an outstanding marketing campaign, increased visitation to Missouri or contributed to the tourism industry in other ways, show your appreciation by nominating them for one of the following awards. Induction into the […]
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CVB Presents Pinnacle Award to Local Hotelier

The Convention & Visitors Bureau presented its Pinnacle Award to Springfield hotelier Greg Walker at its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet Feb. 18. The Pinnacle Award is for individuals who have been active in the travel industry for many years and have made substantial contributions to the betterment of the Springfield area’s […]
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CVB Celebrating Achievements

The numbers for 2015 are in (see below) and not only was it a good year for Springfield’s lodging industry, it was a record year! Room sales passed the $100 million mark for the first time ever and average daily rate topped out at $79.47, another record for the city. “Last year was the second […]
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Bass Pro Shops Earns Accolades for Customer Service

Congratulations to Bass Pro Shops for being named a top retailer in customer satisfaction by ForeSee, a customer service analytics company, for its excellence in mobile, web and in-store customer experience. ForeSee determined the top retailers in customer experience through more than 40,000 anonymous surveys collected through the holiday shopping season.The findings place Bass Pro […]
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