Thursday, April 27, 2023
6 p.m., White River Conference Center
We're raising a glass and toasting to the very best in Springfield's tourism industry! Join us for an evening celebrating the vital industry tourism is to our community and the individuals and organizations who make Springfield one of the best places to visit!
In honor of our Tracy Kimberlin Pinnacle Award Winner, Mike Crocker, all proceeds will benefit Friends of the Zoo!
Early Pricing (through April 6)
Single Ticket: $75 • Reserved Table of eight: $550
Regular Pricing (April 7-27)
Single Ticket: $90 • Reserved Table of eight: $700
What to expect:
Staying true to our industry's style, come ready to celebrate! We'll have food, drink tickets (two per person in fact!), entertainment guests and fun!
Dress is classy, but not formal!
Interested in sponsoring the event? Contact Ashley Clair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-881-5300 ext. 117.
2023 Springfield's Toast to Tourism Award Recipients
The Tracy Kimberlin Pinnacle Award - Mike Crocker, executive director at Dickerson Park Zoo
For individuals who have been active in the travel industry for many years and made substantial contributions to the betterment of the Springfield area’s travel industry.
The Diplomat Award - State Rep. Stephanie Hein
Presented to a government official, organization or employee who has provided significant support to the Springfield area travel industry.
The Ambassador Award - Bass Pro Tournament of Champions
For individuals or organizations that generated significant economic impact for the area by working to encourage tourism or secure a major convention or event in Springfield.
The Spotlight Award - Michael Spyres, world-famous opera tenor and artistic director for Ozarks Lyric Opera
Presented to an individual, business or organization not usually considered part of the travel and tourism industry for noteworthy contributions in advancing travel and tourism in the Springfield area.
The Hospitality Award - History Museum on the Square
Presented to an attraction, lodging facility or restaurant which demonstrates outstanding hospitality to the traveling public and exhibits a team spirit in promoting the growth of Springfield area travel and tourism.
This program is brought to you by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, a destination marketing organization dedicated to driving the local economy through growth in travel and tourism.
Thank you to the sponsors of the 2023 Salute to Travel & Tourism.
Hopper TripAdvisor Route 66 Car Museum
MEET Missouri Magazine Central Bank & Trust
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Locke and Stache
Great Southern Bank Springfield-Branson National Airport
Show-Me Missouri Magazine Revel Advertising