Stories ideas will be pitched and Springfield well represented at upcoming media trade shows.

Susan Wade, public relations manager for the Convention & Visitors Bureau, will represent the city at the Missouri Press Assoc. this week and the Midwest Travel Journalists Assoc. and TBEX North America in October. 

Missouri Press Assoc. membership includes members from newspapers all over Missouri. Midwest Travel Journalists Assoc. is a trade group for travel media residing in the midwest and TBEX will provide networking opportunities with bloggers and influencers from around the globe.

The goal is to make connections and garner interest in Springfield resulting in stories published, posted and broadcast about the Springfield area. Those stories can increase awareness about the Ozarks as a travel destination and supplement advertising programs and other marketing efforts conducted by the CVB. 

CVB partners are encouraged to send story ideas to