Category Archives: Legislative

Capitol Days for Tourism set for Feb. 21-22

Staff from the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and other tourism entities around the state will attend Capitol Days for Tourism Feb. 21-22 in Jefferson City. Travel and tourism representatives from around the state will meet with legislators to garner support for tourism-related legislation and host a popular pancake breakfast. The schedule includes the following: […]
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City Considering Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Stay Rental Properties

A zoning ordinance regulating short-term rentals goes to the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission Jan. 11, then to City Council for public hearing on Jan. 29. If approved, the ordinance could go into effect as early as Feb. 12 and short-term rental properties required to come into compliance with the new regulations within six months. […]
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You’re Invited!

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend the 2018 Salute To Missouri Legislators reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. A buffet and beverages is provided along with music by Randy Hamm and the Missouri State University Jazz Symposium. Cost is $40 per person and bus transportation is […]
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Mark Your Calendar for Feb. 21-22

Capitol Days for Tourism is set for Feb. 21-22 with a Pancake Feast at the capitol on Feb. 22. The Missouri Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus board meeting will follow the pancake breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22 in room 850 at the Truman Building, immediately. For those spending the night, rooms are blocked […]
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Plan to Attend Salute to Missouri Legislators Jan. 24

Planning is underway for the 2018 Salute to Missouri Legislators set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The annual reception provides opportunities for face-to-face interaction with state legislators at the beginning of the 2018 legislative session. The event is organized and sponsored by the Springfield Metro Partnership consisting of: […]
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Buy Missouri Program Announced with Public Meetings

Lt. Gov. Mike Parson announced a new program called Buy Missouri that will recognize and promote products made within the borders of Missouri while strengthening the state’s economy. Missouri has hundreds of quality products and deserve the recognition Buy Missouri will bring to them. This kind of project has never been done on this scale […]
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MDT Revises FY18 Budget After $10 million Withheld

Dan Lennon, director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, outlined how the state’s tourism marketing agency will function after $10 million – about 50% – of the organization’s budget was withheld by Gov. Eric Greitens. The impact on all MDT programs is significant: 11% of reduction: Administrative costs cut by $1.1 million largely from adjusting […]
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Organizations Issue Statement on $10 Million Withholding from MDT Budget

The Missouri Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Missouri Travel Council, along with organizations throughout the state, are working to encourage Gov. Eric Greitens to restore $10 million withheld from the Division of Tourism’s FY18 budget. In that effort, MACVB and MTC issued a statement that was sent to the governor. The statement explains […]
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Nearly Half of MDT’s Budget Slashed for FY18

Gov. Eric Greitens is withholding $10 million from the Missouri Division of Tourism’s FY18 budget. The budget that goes into effect July 1 was slated to be $20.5 million this year. The impact to the state’s tourism marketing organization remains to be seen but there is no doubt it will be devastating to MDT’s ability […]
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International Marketing Could Come to an End for Springfield

Funding for the organization that promotes the United States as a travel destination is on the chopping block in President Donald Trump’s federal budget. That’s bad news for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau’s international marketing programs, said Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the CVB. Eliminating Brand USA would eliminate all of Springfield’s marketing efforts to […]
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