The CVB is conducting a fall advertising campaign designed to encourage travel to Springfield and emphasizing safety measures visitors should take to remain healthy. The theme of the campaign is “Give Yourself a Weekend” and shows people safely participating in activities to assist in normalizing wearing a mask to prevent virus spread. The multi-channel campaign
Join the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce virtually to hear from panelists directly involved in the Greene County CARES Act Relief Fund response effort as they provide direction and guidance on the small business funding application process to better educate applicants on this resource. The program is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 22. The Greene
Owners of small businesses in Greene County negatively affected financially by the pandemic have a second opportunity to apply for CARES Act relief grants. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30 The Greene County Commission and 30-member citizen CARES Advisory Council reopened the application process for businesses employing up to 80 people that closed Aug.
After being closed for nearly five months due to the pandemic, the Route 66 Springfield Visitors Center will reopen Thursday. Staff at the center at 815 E. St. Louis St. will take extra precautions for their safety and the safety of visitors, including: Checking temperatures of staff and visitors Cleaning and disinfecting frequently Wearing masks
On Monday, U.S. Senate leadership released their bill, the HEALS Act, for the next round of coronavirus relief, and it included language that would expand eligibility to the Paycheck Protection Program for destination marketing organizations, such as the Convention & Visitors Bureau. While we are thrilled about the inclusion of DMOs in the PPP in
Brand USA is presenting a research update at 1 p.m. today. Brand USA’s Vice President, Research & Analytics Carroll Rheem will provide an update on international market conditions – the status of the pandemic, the economic outlook and consumer sentiment. The program will be presented via Zoom. Register at https://bit.ly/BrandUSAWebinar. Established by the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 as
The application for the CARES Act Relief Funds is now available on the Greene County website. A dedicated “CARES Act Relief Fund” button is on the main navigation of the homepage. From that button, users will find the application link under the “General Information” tab where each requesting entity or organization will register. Once registered,
Here are some helpful tips and information for event organizers, travelers and hoteliers. Podcast: Best Practices for Hybrid Events The freeze on live-in-person events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many meeting planners to become more comfortable creating digital meetings. As physical gatherings slowly and haltingly return, these same planners can channel
Effective immediately, the Convention & Visitors Bureau staff will be working from home for at least 14 days due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. You can reach any of the staff using contact information available at springfieldmo.org/contact-us.
The focus of Missouri Travel Alliance’s next webinar will be on COVID-19 And The Reopening Process: A Perspective From Attractions. What are attractions doing in light of the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape? A moderator will handle the webinar that begins at 10:15 a.m. July 22 and will ask the following and other questions of the presenters.