Convention & Visitors Bureau partners are invited to attend a Partner Training Session from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Bill Foster Room at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

The program will include information about using CONNECT SGF, the new partner extranet; a presentation about Springfield Travel Trends by Jerry Henry with H2R Market Research; and a presentation about TripAdvisor by Scott Caufield with TripAdvisor.

Tickets are $10 per person and include lunch. RSVP today at The deadline to sign up is Dec. 30.

For more information, contact Abby Terhark at 417-881-5300, ext. 121 or