Groups Scheduled to be in Springfield in 2021

Because of the pandemic, 2020 was a disaster for the meetings and conventions industry nationwide and Springfield was no exception. In 2020, more than 80 groups that would have spent an estimated $30.5 million in Springfield canceled due to health concerns, and that doesn’t include groups that worked directly with hotels and meeting venues instead

Superheroes Working to Make Springfield Safe During Pandemic

Superheroes are on the job when it comes to keeping people healthy in Springfield, Missouri, during the current pandemic. The Masked Mandate and the Fabulous 6-Foot Woman star in a video created for the Convention & Visitors Bureau by Jeff Houghton, a local comedian and host of “The Mystery Hour,” a nationally broadcast, late-night talk

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Health Department Makes Pandemic Toolkits Available for Businesses, Families

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department has developed pandemic toolkits for businesses and for families for the Thanksgiving holiday. They include information about how to help prevent the spread of the virus, frequently asked questions, printable posters, what to do if you’ve been exposed to the virus, etc. We encourage our partners to review the information

Legislation Introduced to Help Tourism Industry Recover

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), co-chairs of the Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus, introduced legislation Oct. 22 that will help improve tourism across the country by studying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry and identifying policy recommendations to assist the hard-hit industry. The Protecting Tourism

Fall Ad Campaign Underway

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

Learn About Relief Funds for Small Business with Virtual Panel

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