The Group Sales Department booked nearly a dozen groups representing more than 6,000 room nights for Springfield hotels during the third quarter of the Convention & Visitors Bureau’s fiscal year.

Sales department staff participate in a variety of tactics, from cold calls to attending trade shows, to bring groups to the city, a process that can take several years because many groups book far in advance of their events.

Groups booked during the third quarter are the following:

  • AAU Girls Midwest Basketball Championship, June 2015, 1,509 room nights

  • Missouri Office of State Courts Administration, June 2015, 75 room nights

  • US Open Bowfishing Championships, June 2015, 400 room nights

  • Missouri League for Nursing, July 2015, 15 room nights

  • North America Envirothon, July 2015, 600 room nights

  • National Christian Homeschool Nationals, October 2015, 1,160 room nights

  • National Christian Homeschool Volleyball Championships, October 2015, 1,290 room nights

  • Association for Missouri Interpreters, February 2016, 180 room nights

  • Special Olympics of Missouri, May 2016, 300 room nights

  • Missouri Valley Division/International Association of Fire Chiefs, July 2016, 300 room nights

  • Missouri Library Association, October 2016, 380 room nights

For information about bringing groups to Springfield, call 417-881-5300.