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Johnny Morris Deserves Our Thanks

With the opening of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium just days away, the excitement is growing in Springfield. Just as the community is proud of other local people who are successful and made a positive impact on the community — the O’Reilly family, John Q. Hammons, the McQuearys, Gordon Elliott, Robert […]
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Tourism Conference Just Around the Corner

Registration is underway for the 2017 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Sept. 26-28 in Branson. The agenda features sessions on marketing, branding, research and product development, plus a keynote address from renowned journalist Peter Greenberg, the travel editor for CBS News. Also, there are opportunities to network with peers and businesses that specialize […]
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Group Events Keeping Tourism Industry Busy

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 include: Sept. 23 – 29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals, 20,000 attendees, 1,560 room nights Local businesses […]
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Cardinals Announce Staff Changes

Congratulations to Dan Reiter, the new vice president and general manager for the Springfield Cardinals and farewell to Matt Gifford who has served in the position since 2004. Reiter began working for the organization prior to its inaugural season in 2005 and moved his way up to his most recent position as vice president of […]
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Wonders of Wildlife Grows with Addition of Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame will open to the public as a key feature inside Wonders of Wildlife – the largest, most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world – when it celebrates its grand opening on Sept. 21. The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame showcases the sport’s icons and individuals who further […]
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MDT Revises FY18 Budget After $10 million Withheld

Dan Lennon, director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, outlined how the state’s tourism marketing agency will function after $10 million – about 50% – of the organization’s budget was withheld by Gov. Eric Greitens. The impact on all MDT programs is significant: 11% of reduction: Administrative costs cut by $1.1 million largely from adjusting […]
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Organizations Issue Statement on $10 Million Withholding from MDT Budget

The Missouri Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus and Missouri Travel Council, along with organizations throughout the state, are working to encourage Gov. Eric Greitens to restore $10 million withheld from the Division of Tourism’s FY18 budget. In that effort, MACVB and MTC issued a statement that was sent to the governor. The statement explains […]
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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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