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CVB Adds to Staff

Celine Roberts has joined the CVB staff as advertising sales assistant in the marketing department. Celine works closely with Jane Rips, partner development manager, in informing business owners about how the bureau markets the city to visitors and how partnering with the bureau gets those visitors through the doors of local retailers, restaurants and attractions. […]
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True Talk Wraps up for 2017

Production for the 2017 True Talk campaign is complete with a variety of businesses participating. The campaign includes one-minute videos and blog posts featuring local business owners explaining why they love living and working in Springfield. This marks the second year for the True Talk campaign. The videos can be viewed at www.springfieldmo.org/truetalk. Here’s one […]
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2018 Visitors Guide Ad Sales Underway

Advertising sales for the 2018 Visitors Guide are in high gear so don’t delay before buying your ad! 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 other options are […]
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U.S. 65 Lane Closures Begin July 10

Portions of U.S. 65 will be closed for a construction project throughout the summer with lane closures beginning on July 10. Southbound closings start on July 10 with completion by late July/early August Southbound closed between Kearney and Division streets week of July 10 Southbound closed between Division Street and Chestnut Expressway week of July […]
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Register Today for Annual Tourism Conference

Registration is open for the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Sept. 26-28 in Branson. The conference includes informative sessions, networking opportunities and the annual tourism awards banquet honoring industry leaders. The conference also includes an appearance by a multiple Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer. Peter Greenberg is America’s most recognized, honored and respected […]
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Thousands Coming to Springfield for Summer Conventions and Sports

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: July 24-27 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Join Summer Conference, 1,300 attendees, 1,576 room nights July […]
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Nearly Half of MDT’s Budget Slashed for FY18

Gov. Eric Greitens is withholding $10 million from the Missouri Division of Tourism’s FY18 budget. The budget that goes into effect July 1 was slated to be $20.5 million this year. The impact to the state’s tourism marketing organization remains to be seen but there is no doubt it will be devastating to MDT’s ability […]
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Group Sales Efforts Keep Staff Busy Year Round

The CVB’s group sales department is planning a telemarketing sales blitz for Aug. 8-9 and staff members are representing the city at a variety of trade shows and other events where they can network with meeting planners. Recent and upcoming events include: Christian Meetings & Conventions Association Marketplace Society of Government Meeting Planners Meeting Professionals […]
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Are You Ready for 2018?

Advertising sales and production of the 2018 Visitors Guide are underway. For information about advertising in the guide and other CVB marketing opportunities, contact Jane Rips at 417-881-5300, ext. 104, or jrips@springfieldmo.org. Businesses that recently partnered with the CVB to reach out to visitors include Getaway Golf, Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, ATSI Hotel Coupon Guide, […]
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Group Expected to Spend $2.3 million in City

Nearly 6,000 people will be in Springfield July 6-9 for the Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention and they’re expected to spend about about $2.3 million in the city while here. The group will meet at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University Campus and a variety of topics will be presented in a variety of […]
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