The CVB represents Springfield at a variety of tradeshows and events that help bring attention to the city.

Bureau staff recently represented the city at the Midwest Travel Journalists Association and North American Travel Journalists Association conferences and in June will be at the Outdoor Writers Association of America Conference.

The goal is to network with journalists and pitch stories about Springfield in order to generate positive publicity for the city as a travel destination.

To learn more about the CVB’s public relations activities targeting outdoor and travel media, contact Susan Wade, CVB public relations manager, at 417-881-5300 or