The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards is quickly approaching.

Nominations for these prestigious awards honoring individuals and businesses making a positive impact on Springfield-area tourism can be made in five categories and multiple nominations are accepted by filling out this online form by Dec. 5.

Previous award recipients are eligible to receive awards. Click here to see a list of those honored in the past.

Mark your calendar for the awards banquet set for Feb. 16 at the Ramada Plaza & Oasis Convention Center. Click here to purchase tickets.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Jane Rips at 417-881-5300, ext. 105, or