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Park Board Earns Accreditation

Congratulations to The Springfield-Greene County Park Board on receiving full accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies during the National Recreation and Park Association annual conference. The Park Board is among only 155 CAPRA-accredited parks and recreation agencies in the United States, including 14 newly accredited this month. Less than two […]
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Tourism Fundraiser Underway

The 2016 Missouri Travel Council Online Tourism Auction is underway and is your opportunity to bid for great prizes and help raise money for the council. Whether shopping for yourself or someone else, check out this year’s fabulous getaways and great gifts. Businesses also can bid on advertising opportunities in a variety of publications. To […]
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Don’t Miss the Deadline this Friday for the State Travel Guide!

Friday, June 10, is the deadline to update information that could be included in the 2017 Official Missouri Travel Guide produced by the Missouri Division of Tourism. If you have not updated your listing since Jan. 1, 2014, your business will not be included in the 2017 Official Missouri Travel Guide and will be deleted […]
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Tax Reallocation Committee Schedules Meetings for Organizations Interested in Applying for Grants

The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee, a committee appointed by City Council to manage the grant award process for the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife, will host a mandatory question and answer session for groups interested in applying for funds. The meetings will take place at 4:30 p.m. May 9 and May 18 in […]
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Springfield Airport Passengers Break Record in 2015

With the total passenger count at 919,044, 2015 was a record year at Springfield-Branson National Airport. It smashes the old record set in 2005 of 888,738, and is a 9% increase over 2014 passenger numbers. “Over 70,000 more passengers used the Springfield airport last year than in 2014,” says Brian Weiler, airport director of aviation. […]
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October 2015 Issues & Info

Awards, accolades, statistics and more! That's what you'll find in Issues & Info this month. Check out some of the headlines below
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Google Maps Updated with Unique Imagery from Springfield

Beginning today, people who have never been to Dickerson Park Zoo can take a tour without leaving their homes. The same is true for 13 other parks and attractions thanks to the Google Maps Street View Trekker Project. Springfield was among the first destinations participating in the program and, so far, the only Missouri destination. […]
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Lennon Selected for Top Job at Division of Tourism

The Missouri Tourism Commission announced Tuesday that Dan Lennon was offered and has accepted the full-time director’s position at the Missouri Division of Tourism, effective immediately. Lennon briefly served as the division’s interim director and previously was its deputy director for strategic communications. He has a strong tourism background and more than 20 years of […]
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State of the Airport Address Presentation Set for Thursday

Last year was the fourth busiest year in the history of Springfield-Branson National Airport and 2015 promises more of the same. Against this backdrop, the director of the airport, Brian Weiler, presents the State of the Airport Address at 3:30 p.m. March 19, at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. “Ever since the recession started […]
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Division of Tourism Director Takes a New Position

The Missouri Tourism Commission announced that Katie Steele Danner was nominated by Gov. Jay Nixon to be the Director of the Division of Professional Registration. She was confirmed Thursday in that role by the Missouri Senate and begins her new duties immediately. Danner has served as director of the Missouri Division of Tourism for five […]
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