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Volunteer Judges Needed for FBLA Event

Judges are needed for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America-PBL State Leadership Conference set for April 14-16 in Springfield. With more than 4,000 high school students from across the state in attendance, 300 business professionals are needed to volunteer as judges. The events range from prepared reports and projects to impromptu case studies in […]
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WOW Offering Discount for Locals Through March 31

Escape the winter blues with half-off admission tickets during “Just for Neighbors” Days through March 31 at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield. Residents of qualifying counties in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma can experience Wonders of Wildlife at the lowest admission rate ever offered. To qualify, present a current Missouri driver’s […]
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Ticket Sales End Friday For Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet

Tickets sales end Friday for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards event honoring local tourism heroes. Tickets for the event that includes a reception and dinner on Feb. 21 at the White River Conference Center are available at http://bit.ly/CVBTIX. Cost is $60 per individual ticket or $500 for a reserved table of 10. […]
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Bass Pro Founding Family Receives Audubon Medal

Congratulations to Johnny Morris and his family for receiving the Audubon Medal from the The National Audubon Society The award, one of the most prestigious in conservation, was presented to the Bass Pro Shops founder and legendary conservationist and his family in a gala event Feb. 7 in New York. Morris has spent his life […]
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Spring Brings Big Groups to Springfield

Several groups will have events in Springfield in the coming weeks, including conventions, conferences and sports. And some of those are BIG! The largest – those generating 1,000 room nights or more at area hotels – are highlighted in bold below. Mark your calendars! If you work at an attraction, hotel, restaurant or retailer in […]
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CVB Sales Staff Represent the City

The sales department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau is kicking off the new year by representing the city at a variety of trade shows designed to connect event planners with destinations. Recent and upcoming shows include: Religious Conference Management Association American Bus Association Connect Marketplaces Missouri Natural Resources Conference Missouri Sports Travel Exchange For […]
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Marketing Opportunities Abound at the CVB

A variety of businesses advertise in Convention & Visitors Bureau publications, on the website and at the tourist information center and Expo Center.
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Registration Open for the Missouri Tourism Road Show

The Missouri Division of Tourism is hosting a series of meetings across the state to interact with local tourism representatives. At the meetings, participants will: Learn more about the significant impact tourism has on Missouri’s economy. Hear from Missouri Tourism Director Ward Franz and staff about their work to increase tourism across the state. Build […]
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MSHSAA Baseball Returning to Southwest Missouri

The Missouri State High School Activities Association State Baseball Championships will have a new home starting in 2021. The MSHSAA board of directors designated U.S. Baseball Park as the State Baseball Championships venue from 2021 through 2025. The stadium in Ozark was selected in a competitive bid process over other strong venues from throughout Missouri, […]
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Travel & Tourism Award Recipients Announced

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to announce the recipients of its Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards on Feb. 21. The presentation of these prestigious awards is part of the nonprofit CVB’s annual meeting during which Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will present a state of the state’s tourism industry address. CVB staff also […]
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