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Division of Tourism Staff Visit Springfield

The Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted staff from the Missouri Division of Tourism and its advertising agency H|L Partners, for a familiarization tour of Springfield March 8-9. The group visited a variety of attractions, sites, restaurants, etc. to become more familiar with the city and its amenities in order to help strengthen marketing programs. MDT […]
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CVB Publishing New Event Guide

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is now publishing an Event Guide twice annually. The 12-page magazine-style guide is a marketing tool that will be used to encourage travel to the city. The bureau mailed 15,000 copies of the inaugural spring/summer issue to consumers and 5,000 copies are available at the CVB offices, 815 E. St. […]
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Youth Events Draw Thousands to City

Heads up, Springfield! Thousands of visitors are coming to the city in March and April and two of the largest events are this week. The Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys and Girls Basketball Championships runs March 7-17 and the National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships is March 10-17. MSHSAA games are expected to be […]
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Event Alert: Missouri State High School Activities Association Basketball

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. Missouri State High School Activities Association Basketball State Championships Date: March 7-17 Attendees: 40,000 Room Nights: 6,500 […]
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Event Alert: National Christian HomeSchool Basketball

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 Christian HomeSchool Championships Basketball Nationals Date: March 10-17 Attendees: 10,000 Room Nights: 7,126 Headquarter Hotel: Oasis […]
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CVB Presents Awards

The Convention & Visitors Bureau revealed the recipient of its 2018 Pinnacle Award during its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism banquet Thursday night. Matt Gifford, who served as general manager of the Springfield Cardinals from 2004 to 2017, received the bureau’s top award. Gifford provided significant support to the local travel and tourism industry […]
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CVB Sales Department Hits the Road

CVB sales staff attend a variety of trade shows and events that provide opportunities for face-to-face interaction with meeting and event planners. Upcoming events include the following: Missouri Natural Resources Conference Travel South Domestic Christian Meetings & Conventions Association For more information about group sales efforts, contact Dana Maugans at 881-5300 or dmaugans@springfieldmo.org.
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Capitol Days for Tourism set for Feb. 21-22

Staff from the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and other tourism entities around the state will attend Capitol Days for Tourism Feb. 21-22 in Jefferson City. Travel and tourism representatives from around the state will meet with legislators to garner support for tourism-related legislation and host a popular pancake breakfast. The schedule includes the following: […]
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Businesses Partner with CVB for Marketing Programs

Please join the CVB in welcoming Angler’s Inn, Isagenix, Bucco Couture Custom Clothing and VoxxLife, businesses that recently began taking advantage of CVB marketing opportunities. The CVB conducts a variety of marketing activities designed to encourage leisure travel to Springfield, including maintaining a comprehensive website, publishing an annual Visitors Guide and bi-annual Event Guide, operating […]
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CVB Gearing Up for Group Business Season

With the holidays over, the winter slump for group business is past. Now the city has plenty of group business headed this way, including several groups that will bring thousands of people to Springfield. Large groups booked in the city in the next couple months include those listed below. The list represents groups booked by […]
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