Category Archives: Conventions

From Dairy Farmers to China Painters, Variety of Groups Coming to Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events where they network with planners and showcase the city as a location where meetings, conventions and sports events can take place. Recent and upcoming trade shows include the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Planners International EduCon, Professional […]
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Variety of Groups Booked by CVB in First Quarter of Fiscal Year

The Sales Department staff at the Convention & Visitors Bureau work year round to book group events in Springfield. Below you’ll find the groups that were booked during July, August and September, the first quarter of the bureau’s fiscal year. The number of attendees and room nights are estimates and are subject to change. Missouri […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee

The number of group events taking place in Springfield generally slows down as the winter season nears. This November, however, is an exception with at least seven group events scheduled. Check out the list below to see what’s happening in the city this winter and into early spring next year. We encourage businesses to welcome […]
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CVB Represents Springfield Around the Country

The CVB sales staff attend trade shows and other events that provide networking opportunities with meeting and event planners around the country. That networking often results in groups booking their events in the city. Upcoming and recently attended events include the following: Branson Connect Marketplace Connect Marketplace Missouri Society of Association Executives Funfest ConnectSports SPORTS […]
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Reunion Brings Vietnam Vets to City Oct. 5-8

Reunions are times to reconnect with family and friends, swap stories and share memories. For members of the Fire Support Base Ripcord Association, many of the memories shared at the group’s annual reunion are heartbreaking, but sharing stories with others who experienced one of the deadliest battles of the Vietnam War helps them heal. Lee […]
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All Aboard! Public Invited to Model Railroad Event

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the 38th Annual Fall Train Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. in Springfield. Along with more than 100 vendors selling model train supplies, the event hosted by the Ozark Model Railroad Association will feature train operating sessions, […]
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Variety of Groups in Springfield this Fall

With fall approaching, we’ll soon see leaves drifting to the ground along with the visitors roaming around while they’re in the city for group events. September and October are busy months this year with a wide variety of events including conferences, seminars, reunions and sports. Check out the list below and be sure to post […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee!

Large or small, the Convention & Visitors Bureau brings in or provides services to a variety of groups that meet in the city. Among the events taking place in Springfield in the next couple months are two that will thrill gear heads: The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee!

Hundreds of people who love street rods, sports, cows, education and more will be in Springfield this spring and summer. Check out the list below and make them feel welcome with messages on your business’ marquee and in other ways to show them you value their business and want them to visit again. The list […]
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The Ozarks Look Sweet When You’re Upon the Seat of a Bicycle Built for Two

John and Jean White think pushing pedals in pairs is the perfect way to promote the scenery of the Ozarks. After traveling to other parts of the country to ride their bicycle built for two, the Whites realized southwest Missouri is just as beautiful as other locations so they and other members of Tandems of […]
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