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Don’t Miss Out on the 2018 Visitors Guide

The deadline to advertise in the 2018 Visitors Guide is quickly approaching! Ad sales end Oct. 20 for the publication published annually by the Convention & Visitors Bureau. The guide is distributed by mail to people requesting information about the city, at visitor information centers and other businesses and at conventions and group events. The […]
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Event Alert: Lake Country Soccer

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. Lake Country Soccer 2017 Sport Shake Fall Classic Date: Oct. 13-15 Attendees: 5,000 Room Nights: 2,000 Headquarter […]
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Event Alert: Fall Street Machine 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. O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals Date: Sept. 23 Attendees: 20,000 Room Nights: 1,560 Headquarter Hotel: […]
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Thousands Coming to Springfield in October for Group Events

A variety of groups will be in Springfield in the coming weeks, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: Sept. 22-23 – 2017 29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals, 20,000 attendees, 1,560 room nights Oct. 13-15 […]
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Registration is Open for the 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange

The 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange is now open for registration. This annual conference will bring regional bank loyalty group travel planners and tourism representatives together for a networking, educational, and business exchange conference. The 2018 Missouri Bank Travel Exchange is April 23–25 at Chateau on the Lake Spa Resort and Convention Center in Branson. […]
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The Future of the Meetings Industry Webinar Available for Viewing

The CVB sales staff recently participated in The Future of Meetings Industry webinar conducted by Destination Analysts in conjunction with Destinations International and Miles Partnership. The webinar offered insider perspectives in recent groundbreaking meetings industry research and takes an in-depth look at the challenges planners have identified. You can watch the full webinar here.
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Zoo Director Receives National Recognition

Congratulations to Dickerson Park Zoo’s director Mike Crocker who was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit for Zoo Keeper Education Award by the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK). The award, received at the annual AAZK national conference, recognized Crocker’s commitment to keeper staff training and animal care through professional development opportunities.
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Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism Sept. 26-28

Several CVB staff members will attend the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Branson Convention Center Sept. 26-28. The keynote speaker at the conference is Peter Greenberg, travel editor at CBS News. A multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Greenberg is America’s most recognized travel news journalist. A highlight of the event is the […]
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CVB Welcomes New Advertisers

Advertising sales for the 2018 Visitors Guide will soon come to a close so don’t forget to buy your space soon. Along with the Visitors Guide, advertising opportunities are available on the CVB’s website designed to inform visitors about things to do, places to eat and stay, events and more in Springfield. Airport advertising and […]
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Springfield CVB to Participate in Grand Opening of Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium

CVB staff will be among those celebrating the Grand Opening of the much anticipated Wonders of Wildlife beginning Sept. 20. The new attraction will open to the public on September 22. “We’re beyond thrilled this world-class attraction will be opening its doors,” said Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the CVB. “Bass Pro is already the number-one […]
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