Category Archives: Media

CVB Works to Bring Positive Media Attention to the City

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau works year-round to generate positive media coverage for the city as a travel destination. The public relations team conducts press tours for media visiting the city, answers questions about Springfield and the surrounding area for media, pitches stories to a variety of media outlets, distributes news releases about the […]
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“American Pickers” Might Pick You!

The show “American Pickers” is coming back to Missouri at the end of May and looking for leads. The popular “History Channel” program is looking for interesting characters with interesting items and lots of them! They like items that are different, unusual, and unique — something they’ve never seen before — and with an interesting […]
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CVB Working with KC Radio Station for Promotion

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting together a Springfield vacation package to be given away by radio station KC 102.1 in Kansas City. The station is planning a week-long promotion during the morning show and plans to give away a daily prize with a grand prize at the end of the week. Local businesses […]
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Journalists Visiting Springfield this Spring

Groups of travel journalists will tour the Ozarks in April before and after attending the North American Travel Journalists Association convention in Branson. Up to 15 will be on a tour focusing solely on Springfield hosted by the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Other tours, such as a Route 66 tour planned by the Missouri Division […]
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Springfield Named Most Romantic City in Missouri

Springfield is getting some love from MSN. An article titled “The Most Romantic City in Every State” places Springfield at the top of the list in Missouri. Though the article doesn’t go into detail about how cities were selected, it does say the choices weren’t random. “It is based on multiple surveys and rankings done […]
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Travel Magazine Seeks Information from Lodging Facilities

“Budget Travel Magazine” is seeking information about hotels and B&Bs that have implemented green initiatives to conserve energy and reduce waste. Please send information about what your hotel is doing to Susan Wade at swade@springfieldmo.org by 8 a.m. Jan. 17. She will compile everything and send to the journalist. Please just send a bulleted list […]
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Regional Magazine Seeks Events for Online Calendar

“Ingram’s Magazine” notified the Convention & Visitors Bureau it is accepting events for it’s new online calendar. To submit events, go to www.ingrams.com and click “Events” in the gray bar across the top of the page. Click “Submit an Event” in the maroon box, fill out the form and click “Submit.” Events are reviewed by […]
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The Travel Channel, MSN Feature Two Local Attractions

Two Springfield attractions are getting national media attention this week. “The Travel Channel” program “Mysteries at the Museum” will have a segment on the History Museum on the Square and the escape of several cobras in 1953 in downtown Springfield. The show is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 p.m. Dec. 2 […]
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Bless the Press!

Springfield has been blessed recently with some nice feature stories in media across the country. The city was included in a couple stories about Route 66 published by “The Washington Post” and picked up by several media outlets across the country. To view the “Washington Post” stories, click here and click here. Fantastic Caverns got […]
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Vote Now for Fantastic Caverns!

Fantastic Caverns has been nominated for a USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice contest category and you can vote to help move it to the top spot on the list! The attraction that hosts thousands of visitors – and oftentimes their pets – was nominated as a Best Dog Friendly Tour or Activity. Voting is open […]
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