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Thousands of Visitors Coming to Springfield for Group Events

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next couple months, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: April 21-23 – Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup, 8,000 attendees, 2,000 room nights April 26-29 – […]
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Miracle League Needs Buddies

A record 194 youth and adult players are signed up to play Miracle League ball this spring, up more than 30 from last year, prompting the addition of six new teams. That means 30-45 more volunteer buddies are needed to make the spring season a success for players with disabilities. A total of 14 Miracle […]
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Check Out the Groups Coming to Springfield Soon

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department represents Springfield at a variety of trade shows and other events designed to connect meeting and event planners with destination marketing organizations. Recent and upcoming events the staff has attended include the following: Religious Conference Management Association Missouri Natural Resources National Tour Association Travel South Domestic Showcase (The […]
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From Dairy Farmers to China Painters, Variety of Groups Coming to Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department represents the city at a variety of trade shows and events where they network with planners and showcase the city as a location where meetings, conventions and sports events can take place. Recent and upcoming trade shows include the St. Louis Chapter of Meeting Planners International EduCon, Professional […]
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Variety of Groups Booked by CVB in First Quarter of Fiscal Year

The Sales Department staff at the Convention & Visitors Bureau work year round to book group events in Springfield. Below you’ll find the groups that were booked during July, August and September, the first quarter of the bureau’s fiscal year. The number of attendees and room nights are estimates and are subject to change. Missouri […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee

The number of group events taking place in Springfield generally slows down as the winter season nears. This November, however, is an exception with at least seven group events scheduled. Check out the list below to see what’s happening in the city this winter and into early spring next year. We encourage businesses to welcome […]
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Soccer Bringing More than 3,000 People to Springfield Oct. 15-16

About 3,400 people are expected to be in Springfield for the 2016 Sport Shake Lake Country Soccer Fall Classic Oct. 15-16. That’s 158 teams from a six-state area and their family members who will be filling up many of the city’s hotels, restaurants, attractions and retailers. They’re coming from Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and […]
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Variety of Groups in Springfield this Fall

With fall approaching, we’ll soon see leaves drifting to the ground along with the visitors roaming around while they’re in the city for group events. September and October are busy months this year with a wide variety of events including conferences, seminars, reunions and sports. Check out the list below and be sure to post […]
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Cooper Tennis Complex Gets Kudos from USTA

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Cooper Tennis Complex was named the 2016 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award, the second award of its kind the facility has earned since it opened in 1994. The award recognizes excellence in physical design, usage and programming at tennis facilities throughout the country. Cooper is one of 12 facilities earning […]
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Welcome These Groups on Your Marquee!

Hundreds of people who love street rods, sports, cows, education and more will be in Springfield this spring and summer. Check out the list below and make them feel welcome with messages on your business’ marquee and in other ways to show them you value their business and want them to visit again. The list […]
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