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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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CVB Sales Department Schedules Familiarization Tour for Convention Planners

A familiarization tour for convention planners is planned for April 26-27 to showcase the city’s meeting facilities and other amenities and to encourage groups to convene in the city. The group will participate in a variety of activities and tours. For more information, contact Dana Maugans at 881-5300, ext. 111, or dmaugans@springfieldmo.org.  
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Final Legislative Breakfast of 2018 set for April 25

The Springfield Metro Partnership invites you to attend a legislative breakfast from 7-8:30 a.m. April 25 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. The cost to attend the final legislative breakfast hosted by the partnership this year is $25 per person. The event provides opportunities for community leaders to interact face-to-face with legislators. Click Here […]
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Welcome New Partners!

The Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a variety of marketing opportunities local businesses can use to draw tourists through their doors. They include a comprehensive website, Visitors Guides, Event Guides, displays at the CVB’s tourist information centers and more. Businesses that recently partnered with the CVB include: Doggie Spa of America YOTO Community Thrift Store […]
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Sales Department Represents the City Nationwide

Members of the Convention & Visitors Bureau Sales Department attend trade shows and other events for face-to-face interaction with event planners and to encourage groups to convene in the city. Recent and upcoming shows at which staff will represent the city include: Travel South Domestic Showcase Christian Meetings & Conventions Association Kansas City Chapter of […]
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