Category Archives: Media

Askinosie Chocolate Gets Kudos from “Forbes”

Congratulations to Shawn Askinosie and his team at Askinosie Chocolate on being named one of “America’s Best Small Companies” by “Forbes” magazine. The story is online and will be in the Feb. 8 issue of the magazine. Askinosie Chocolate is a bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer employing 17 people in Springfield. The company is operated on a […]
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Bloggers Visiting Springfield in January

Six members of Missouri Women Bloggers will visit Springfield in January to explore the city and write about their experiences. Plans include visiting Creative Escape Glass, Springfield Hot Glass Studio, Relics Antique Mall & Tea Room, Fantastic Caverns, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and other attractions. A big thank you to Ramada Plaza Hotel & […]
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Media Across the Country Feature Springfield

Nearly 40 journalists, freelance writers and bloggers have visited Springfield this year and returned home to create stories about the city. A huge thank you to the hotels, restaurants and attractions that have hosted those writers, showcasing the best of Springfield and helping keep costs down for the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Here’s a small […]
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Bless the Press

Freelance writers, bloggers, radio program hosts, magazine staff and more are telling the story of Springfield. An unprecedented number of journalists have come to the city this summer to visit Springfield-area attractions, eat at our wonderful restaurants and enjoy the views. Among them are Diana Lambdin Meyer, a freelancer who writes for a variety of […]
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Travel Writers, Bloggers Visiting City

If you notice people taking notes at attractions and snapping pictures of their food at restaurants in the next few weeks, you might be seeing a travel writer in the city. The Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting five members of the Society of American Travel Writers May 7-9 and several bloggers with www.USFamilyGuide.com will […]
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Associated Press Features Pizza House

Associated Press editor Beth Harpaz was in Springfield during a recent vacation and enjoyed Pizza House so much, she decided to write about it. Since the story was published on the AP website, it has appeared in about 30 media outlets around the country and in Canada. The AP, a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by […]
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Technology Bringing Springfield Attractions to Virtual Life

People soon can get a virtual experience of Springfield without leaving their chairs thanks to technology loaned by Google to the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The CVB was accepted earlier this year for the Google Maps Street View Trekker Project, making it among the first destinations participating in the program and the first Missouri destination […]
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Travel Show Visits the Ozarks

After spending three days filming in Branson, a Canadian TV crew arrives in Springfield Friday for more filming. “The Motorhead Traveler” is producing a travel feature about Springfield that will include a motorized activity, cooking and creating a piece of art. For the motorized activity, host Kevin Cullen will participate in a variety of activities […]
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National Geographic Writer Visits Springfield

A big shout out to Andrew Evans, author of National Geographic’s Digital Nomad blog. Andrew is traveling across the country on Route 66 and made his way through Springfield on April 22. His blog post about the city was full of Springfield’s history, particularly in the downtown area and along Route 66. Best of all, […]
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Media Outlet Seeks Photos of Unique Hotel Holiday Decorations

“The Huffington Post” is seeking photos of and brief details about unique holiday tree decorations used by hotels. If your hotel has unique decorations on its tree, send no more than two photos and three to four lines of information about the decorations and tree by Dec. 11 to swade@springfieldmo.org. If you wish to submit your photos […]
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