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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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Volunteers Needed for Basketball Tourney

The Springfield Sports Commission is coordinating the Team Ambassador Program for the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Basketball Championships in March. The commission needs 40 team hosts, who will be ambassadors for Springfield and, in the process, become involved in a great event. Responsibilities for the program include: Greeting and meeting your assigned […]
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Tickets Sales End Today for Annual Travel & Tourism Awards Event

Ticket sales end at 5 p.m. today for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet The banquet is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center and tickets are available at springfieldmo.org/banquet. Cost is $50 per person or $475 for a table for 10. During the event, the […]
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Springfield Named Most Romantic City in Missouri

Springfield is getting some love from MSN. An article titled “The Most Romantic City in Every State” places Springfield at the top of the list in Missouri. Though the article doesn’t go into detail about how cities were selected, it does say the choices weren’t random. “It is based on multiple surveys and rankings done […]
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CVB Developing New Event Guide

The CVB is producing an event guide for distribution to visitors. The guide will be published twice a year and feature large events that are open to the public and appeal to visitors. For information about advertising in the new event guide, contact Celine Roberts at 417-881-5300, ext. 117 or croberts@springfieldmo.org or Jane Rips at 417-881-5300, […]
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2018 Visitors Guide Available

The 2018 Visitors Guide is available for distribution. Businesses that want copies of the free guide to distribute to customers can call 417-881-5300 or send email to croberts@springfieldmo.org. For information about advertising in the 2019 guide or other advertising opportunities available through the Convention & Visitors Bureau, contact Jane Rips at 417-881-5300, ext.105, or jrips@springfieldmo.org.
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