The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau was selected to receive a 2021 Readers’ Choice Award from "ConventionSouth," a national multimedia resource for planning events in the south.

The Springfield CVB is among 415 convention and visitor bureaus, meeting facilities and hotels across the south to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. The CVB will be featured as an award recipient in the December 2021 awards Issue of "ConventionSouth" magazine. This issue will also showcase some of the most talented meeting professionals in the nation as ConventionSouth presents planners with its annual “Meeting Professionals To Watch” designation.

“We’re pleased to be recognized by ‘ConventionSouth’ readers,” said Dana Maugans, sales director at the Springfield CVB. “We work hard to make sure the meeting and event planners we work with are happy with the services we provide.”

Readers' Choice Award

The staff at the Springfield CVB extends congratulations to our peers in Missouri who also were honored this year:

  • Big Cedar Lodge
  • Branson Convention Center
  • Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
  • Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Conference Center
  • Explore St. Louis
  • Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
  • Hotel St. Louis, a Marriott Autograph Collection
  • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
  • Joplin CVB
  • The Lodge of Four Seasons
  • Margaritaville Lake Resort-Lake of the Ozarks
  • St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Thousand Hills Golf Resort
  • Visit Kansas City
  • The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites are then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans are asked to vote for the best of the best. With over 8,000 voters participating in the selection process and the highest social media interaction to date, this has been the most successful and engaging year yet!

“'ConventionSouth' readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said "ConventionSouth" associate publisher Ashleigh Osborne. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”
"ConventionSouth" magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals who book meetings in the south.

A complete list of award winners can be found at: