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Reception Planned in Recognition of CVB Staff

Staff changes are in the works at the CVB, including the retirement at the end of June of Karen Smith, finance/administration manager and resignation of Laura Whisler, vice president, who is planning to stay home with her children. Please join us from 4-6 p.m. May 23 at Cantina Laredo, 4109 S. National Ave., to bid […]
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Don’t Miss This Educational Workshop

Have you signed up for the Missouri Travel Council workshop set for 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. May 18 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton? Developing a Winning Sales and Marketing Plan will feature a panel of professionals discussing the importance and interaction of brand identity, marketing, promotion and sales at all different levels – state, […]
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CVB Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

National Travel & Tourism Week is May 7-13 and the Convention & Visitors Bureau is celebrating by giving away The Ultimate Springfield Staycation. The drawing is an effort by the CVB to increase awareness of the importance of the travel industry to the local economy and showcase some of the city’s tourism amenities, including two […]
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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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Two MSU Students Receive Scholarships from MTC

Missouri Travel Council is again awarding two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing hospitality, travel and tourism-related majors in Missouri. This year’s winners are: Kasey Eberth, a junior from Kansas City who is majoring in hospitality leadership with a minor in sales and marketing at Missouri State University. Grayson Jamroch, a junior from Stockton, is majoring […]
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Connect SGF Provides Information for CVB Partners

CVB Partners have many benefits available to them through Connect SGF. View bulletins, post information on the Post Board, update website listings, view convention calendars, add special events and more is available. Simply log in at https://springfield.simpleviewcrm.com and check it out. If you need help logging in, contact Tonia Castaneda at tcastaneda@springfieldmo.org or call 417-881-4300, […]
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Save the Date for Missouri Event Summit

Plan now to attend the Missouri Event Summit on Aug. 1 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The event will feature suppliers, event planners, educational sessions, networking and more. The summit is presented by Missouri Society of Association Executives, Missouri Travel Council and Society of Government Meeting Professionals. Cost is $350 for the first […]
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Registration Open for Educational Program

The Missouri Travel Council’s next educational workshop, Developing a Winning Sales Marketing Plan, is set 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. May 18 at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton. Cost is $45 for members and $60 non-members. Lunch is included. In the morning session, Dan Lennon, Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, will lead a select […]
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MDT Accepting Award Nominations

The Missouri Division of Tourism is accepting nominations for awards presented annually at the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Nominations are accepted in the following categories. Induction into the Missouri Tourism Hall of Fame – recognizes individuals whose long-term (minimum of 10 years) contributions have positively affected the tourism industry. Inductees have a demonstrated commitment […]
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