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State Agencies Schedule Free Webinar for Hospitality Industry

The Missouri Departments of Economic Development, Labor and Industrial Relations, and Health and Senior Services, are offering a free webinar addressing tourism and hospitality industry operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will provide an overview of testing guidelines and support services, along with practices to consider if there’s an outbreak at a tourism/hospitality business

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Strategies for Tourism Communities During COVID-19

Stephen Foutes, Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, will share strategies to help communities with tourism economies navigate this challenging time. What is the division doing to help tourism during this time? What can communities with tourism industries do to protect both residents and visitors? What are communities doing to adapt and mitigate the

Federal Reserve Bank Seeking Input From Business Community

In partnership with numerous chambers of commerce and regional organizations, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is conducting a confidential survey of business leaders in the seven-state region of the Eighth Federal Reserve District. The survey will directly assist monetary policymakers and regional leaders in making decisions that impact the employment and financial situations of

Botanical Center Now Open

The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center reopened today following several weeks of being closed due to COVID-19 prevention. Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, along with all parks and trails operated by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, were allowed to remain open throughout the city and county stay-home orders. Attendance at Springfield Botanical Gardens has

Indoor pools open Saturday

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board reopens indoor aquatics at Chesterfield and Doling Family Centers Saturday, May 23, following nine weeks of closure due to COVID-19 prevention. Indoor pools will follow a modified schedule, based on current availability of certified lifeguards on staff. Family centers are also following a modified schedule. Starting Saturday, May 23, the schedule

Industry Update from CVB President/CEO Tracy Kimberlin

With hotel occupancy at 34 percent May 10-16, the city’s lodging industry continues recovering from the decline in travel that began when stay-home orders were issued around the country. The first 16 days of May, in fact, resulted in almost as much revenue for hotels as they earned in the entire month of April. While

Spring Travel Auction Bidding Ends Saturday Night

The Spring Travel Auction organized by the Convention & Visitors Bureau ends at 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Have you placed your bids? Not only can you get great prizes at great prices, funds generated by the auction will go to he Mother’s Industry Support Fund — a partnership between Mother’s Brewing Company and the Community Foundation