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CVB Hiring for Two Positions in Marketing Department

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking applicants for an advertising sales assistant and a digital media assistant. Advertising Sales Assistant The advertising sales assistant will assist the partner development manager in generating private revenue through advertising sales and partner retention efforts. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Promote sale of advertising in CVB publications, internet advertising, […]
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Street Rodders Expected to Spend $1.5 million in City

Springfield’s 2017 travel season kicks into high gear this weekend with the 34th Annual National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals. More than 2,200 pre-1988 specialty vehicles will be in the city along with their owners who are expected to generate nearly 3,400 room nights at hotels and spend about $1.5 million while they’re […]
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Event Alert: NSRA 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 26-28 Attendees: 5,000 Room Nights: 3,400 Headquarter […]
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International Marketing Could Come to an End for Springfield

Funding for the organization that promotes the United States as a travel destination is on the chopping block in President Donald Trump’s federal budget. That’s bad news for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau’s international marketing programs, said Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the CVB. Eliminating Brand USA would eliminate all of Springfield’s marketing efforts to […]
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CVB Sales Reps Attending Trade Shows to Meet Planners

Members of the CVB’s Sales Department attend a variety of trade shows and other events across the country to meet and network with meeting planners. The goal is to develop relationships that result in events being booked in the city. Recent and upcoming events attended by staff include: Bank Travel Marketplace Christian Meetings & Conventions […]
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Welcome These Groups to the City!

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: June 9-12 – United Methodist Church Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1,500 attendees, 2,425 room nights June […]
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State of the Airport Presentation Set for May 25

Springfield-Branson National Airport will present a state of the airport program at 3:30 p.m. May 25 at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Among the highlights: Officials indicate there’s a good chance the airport will break the 1 million passenger mark this year, an impressive milestone, but also evidence of our region’s vibrant economy. A […]
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Legislative Update

The 2017 legislative session ended May 12 with a budget of $20,948,443 approved by the House and Senate for the Missouri Division of Tourism’s FY 18 budget. If Gov. Eric Greitens approves the amount, it is about $5 million less than the division’s original FY 17 budget, from which $4.5 million was later withheld. A […]
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CVB Helps You Market to Visitors

It’s not too early to place an ad in the 2018 Visitors Guide! Sales are underway for the annual publication along with the CVB’s website, displays at the Route 66 Springfield Information Center and at the airport. Please join us in welcoming our new advertisers, Friends Karaoke Pub and Honda of the Ozarks. For information […]
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