Category Archives: Press Releases

CVB Promoting ‘Shark Week’ Giveaway

Celebrate “Shark Week” with a chance to win a mini-vacation that includes diving with sharks in the only place it can be done in the midwest. The Out to Sea Shark Dive at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri, is the centerpiece of the vacation. Guests will go underwater […]
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Event Alert: National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Date: May 24-26 Attendees: 7,000 Room Nights: 3,200 Headquarter […]
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Amateur Sports Lead the Pack for Tourism in Springfield This Spring

While the nation celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-13, Springfield will be cheering about an influx of visitors in the city for amateur sporting events in May and June. The people attending those events will be doing the things that make tourism worth celebrating: staying at hotels, dining, shopping and visiting attractions. In […]
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Rain Won’t Wash the Spyders Out

Hundreds of three-wheeled Spyders are creeping around the Ozarks for the world’s largest Spyder motorcycle rally underway in Springfield. A record of 1,500 people are registered for Spyderfest, an event that includes seminars and activities at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds along with various “rydes” around the region through Sunday. Activities at the fairgrounds are open […]
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Thousands Expected in Springfield this Weekend for Amateur Sports Events

Heads up, Springfield! A record number of teams – 216 – are registered for the Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup tournament Friday-Sunday. The previous record was 188 teams, said John Markey, director at Lake Country Soccer. “That brings roughly 450 more families to the Springfield area than we had last year, which […]
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CVB Staffer Earns CDME Certification from DMAI

Laura Whisler, marketing director at the Springfield, Mo., Convention & Visitors Bureau earned the honor of Certified Destination Management Executive from Destination Marketing Association International. The certification was presented at the 2011 DMAI Annual Convention July 20-22 in New Orleans, where Whisler also was honored as a DMAI “30 Under 30,” which included free conference […]
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CVB Launches New Website, 2011 Ad Campaign

The Convention & Visitors Bureau officially launched a new website and its 2011 advertising campaign promoting Springfield as a travel destination today.
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National Christian Homeschool Basketball to Bring More Than 10,000 People to Springfield March 14-19

The 20th Annual National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championship is March 14-19 at gymnasiums throughout Springfield, Republic and Ozark. The tournament planner is projecting 345 teams from more than 30 states to participate in the tournament. More than 3,200 boys and girls in ten age divisions will compete.
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Springfield CVB Presents 2011 Travel & Tourism Awards

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau presented its 2011 Salute to Travel & Tourism awards Feb. 17 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. Award recipients are: Pinnacle Award: Dr. Thomas and Karen Sweeney, founders of Sweeny’s Museum of Civil War History. The Pinnacle Award is for individuals who have been active in the travel industry […]
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Homeschool Basketball On for Another Three Years in Springfield

Organizers for the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships have signed agreements with the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Greater Springfield Area Sports Commission to bring the tournament to Springfield in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The event, which takes place over a six-day period in March, first came to Springfield in 2009 after it moved from […]
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