The annual Salute to Missouri Legislators is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City.

The purpose of the event is to showcase the Springfield/Branson region to state legislators and provide networking opportunities between business, community and education leaders and lawmakers. It also presents a unified message on issues of mutual legislative interest.

Participating organizations are:

  • City of Springfield
  • City Utilities of Springfield
  • Greene County
  • Libraries and Arts Council Alliance
  • Missouri State University
  • Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Springfield Regional Economic Partnership

Attendance at the reception is expected to be about 600 people.

Cost is $40 per person.

For more information, contact Susan Wade, public relations manager for the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 417-881-5300, ext. 101, or or Emily Denniston at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 417-862-5567 or