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Summertime Brings Groups to City

Religious conferences, sporting events and a conference for educators are some of the largest groups coming to the city in June and July. June 8-10 – Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, 1,500 attendees, 2,438 room nights June 26-July 1 – Premier Baseball, 2,400 attendees, 2,460 room nights June 28-July 1 – Jehovah’s Witnesses, […]
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Welcome New Partners!

The Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a variety of ways for local businesses to market to visitors, including advertising programs available on the CVB website, in the annual Visitors Guide and others. A new publication in production is a local craft beer, distillery and winery guide that should go to print soon. The bureau also […]
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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 25-27 Attendees: 7,000 Room Nights: 3,500 Headquarter […]
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WOW Receives Second USA TODAY Award

Congratulations to Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium for being designated North America’s Best Aquarium through a national public poll conducted by “USA TODAY.” The nationwide recognition is the second significant award the public has bestowed upon the conservation-based aquarium and museum since its grand opening last fall. Earlier this year Wonders […]
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CVB Presents State of the Travel & Tourism Industry

Springfield’s travel and tourism industry has experienced healthy growth the past few years, a trend that accelerated in early 2017 and reached unprecedented levels after Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium opened in September. “Wonders of Wildlife is a game changer for Springfield,” Tracy Kimberlin, president/CEO of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, said during […]
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Event Alert: Missouri Youth Soccer Association

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 Youth Soccer Association Spring Presidents Cup Date: April 27-29 Attendees: 2,700 Room Nights: 2,000 Headquarter Hotel: […]
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Event Alert: Assemblies of God Children’s Ministry Conference

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. Assemblies of God Children’s Ministry Conference Date: April 11-13 Attendees: 2,000 Room Nights: 1,730 CVB partners who […]
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Spring Brings Large Groups to City

Spring has sprung and the 2018 tourism season is getting into high gear with thousands coming to Springfield for group business. Large groups booked in the city in the next couple months include those listed below. The list represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels […]
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Vice President Hired for Johnny Morris Foundation

The Convention & Visitors Bureau extends a welcome to Bryan Nadeau, who has joined the Johnny Morris Foundation as vice president of conservation attractions. In the newly created role, Nadeau is leading the operation of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium and the 10,000-acre Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe; both are […]
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Event Alert: Missouri Future Business Leaders of America

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 Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference Date: April 7-10 Attendees: 5,500 […]
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