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U.S. 65 Lane Closures Begin July 10

Portions of U.S. 65 will be closed for a construction project throughout the summer with lane closures beginning on July 10. Southbound closings start on July 10 with completion by late July/early August Southbound closed between Kearney and Division streets week of July 10 Southbound closed between Division Street and Chestnut Expressway week of July […]
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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from the CVB staff to you! We hope you had a good year and wish you happiness and prosperity in 2017.
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Travel Council Seeking Silent Auction Prizes

The Missouri Travel Council is seeking prizes for its annual Silent Auction and Internet Auction that begins during the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism Oct. 4-6. The council’s auction sales are second to membership dues in providing the funding for programs and services. Annually, Missouri’s travel and tourism industry partners join forces and donate items […]
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Food Network Seeking Chefs for Competition

Calling all local chefs and professional cooks! Do you have what it takes to win $20,000? “Guy’s Grocery Games” on “The Food Network” is conducting a nationwide search for cooks who can make mincemeat out of the competition. Casting also is underway for the following special episodes: Firefighters, police officers, first responders and military veterans […]
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It’s a Girl!

Congratulations to CVB staffer Katie Johnson and her husband, Tim, on the birth of their beautiful baby girl on March 1. Gwenyth Mae Johnson weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Welcome to the world, Gwenyth!
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CVB Adding Interactive Kiosk to Airport Welcome Center

The Convention & Visitors Bureau for many years has operated a Welcome Center at the Springfield-Branson National Airport staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers. Those volunteers will continue welcoming guests to our city but when they’re not available, a new interactive kiosk will allow visitors to obtain information about the area when the center […]
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Senator, Tourism Advocate Passes Away

The staff of the Convention & Visitors Bureau extends condolences to the family and friends of former Sen. Emory Melton, who passed away Dec. 26. The esteemed senator was a long-time supporter of tourism in Missouri and served on the Missouri Tourism Commission from 1972 to 1992. He is the namesake of the Senator Emory […]
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Missouri Film Office Opens Competition for Missouri Stories

The Missouri Film Office is looking for writers who have penned screenplays or TV pilot scripts set in the Show-Me State. Now in its second year, the Missouri Stories Screenwriting Fellowship Program will accept script submissions from screenwriters through Nov. 30. Sponsored by the Missouri Film Office and the Missouri Motion Media Association, the program […]
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Travel Council Accepting Applications for Scholarships

The Missouri Travel Council is accepting applications for two $1,000 scholarships payable to the institution of higher learning of the applicant’s choice. Guidelines for the “Bob Smith Tourism Scholarship” follow: Applicant must be currently enrolled as a sophomore, junior or senior in an accredited college or university in Missouri. Applicant must be pursuing a hospitality-related […]
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