Category Archives: Public Relations

CVB Strives to Bring Positive Media Attention to City

When it comes to telling people Springfield is a great travel destination, getting media to produce positive stories about the things to see and do here is a sure way to do it. The CVB public relations staff works year round with a variety of journalists to get those stories done, including hosting five journalists […]
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Help Springfield Win Best Food Town in the Midwest

Springfield is in the running to be named a “Greatest Midwest Town” for food by “Midwest Living” magazine and you could help the city achieve that honor by voting daily at In all, 12 cities are on the slate and we want Springfield to win! Not only will the city’s amazing food scene get […]
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CVB Press Pass Grows

The press pass provided by the Convention & Visitors Bureau to media and bloggers who aren’t participating in an escorted press tour has grown by two. Itty Bitty City and the Route 66 Car Museum recently were added to the pass that provides complimentary admission for up to two adults and two children visiting the […]
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CVB Wants to Send Journalists and Bloggers to Your Business

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with US Family Guide to bring bloggers to Springfield for stories about the city. The bloggers, who often bring family members, receive a press pass that provides complimentary admission for up to two adults and two children to area attractions, including Dickerson Park Zoo, Discovery Center, Fantastic Caverns, […]
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Plan Now for National Travel & Tourism Week May 1-7

Mark your calendar for National Tourism Week May 1-7. Travel Rally Day is May 3 when organizations nationwide host local events that engage policymakers and business leaders and encourage media coverage of the power of travel. The Convention & Visitors Bureau has plans in the works and encourages local tourism-related businesses to participate, too. Resources, […]
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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 will […]
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Travel Writers, Bloggers Are Visiting Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau recently hosted two travel bloggers and at least nine more are expected in the city this spring. Debra Ross, owner and writer at and Connie Reed, owner and writer at visited area attractions in March. Ross, who traveled with her teen daughter, visited attractions that appealed to youth […]
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CVB Seeks Your Help in Combatting Incorrect Perceptions of City

A recent atypical spate of violent crime in southwest and south central Missouri coupled with the reemergence of a bogus story circulating on social media naming Springfield the most dangerous city in the country may have your guests and patrons asking if Springfield is safe. Those of us with close ties to Springfield know the […]
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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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Mediacom Newsleaders Helps Get the Word Out About the CVB

Many thanks to the staff at Mediacom for their monthly offer to have a staff member appear on “Mediacom Newsleaders.” The program features a variety of community topics and segments are aired throughout each month at various times on CNN. This month, CVB marketing director Laura Whisler discussed the CVB’s Adrian Award and the Sammie […]
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