The Convention & Visitors Bureau’s sales department is always busy networking with meeting and event planners to generate business for the city’s meeting venues.

In July, the sales team and representatives of Springfield hotels conducted a telemarketing/prospecting sales blitz. They made more than 200 calls, generating 40 prospects and three leads.

Staff also attended or will attend the following trade shows and conferences that provide opportunities for face-to-face interaction with planners:

  • Destination Marketing Association International Annual Convention
  • Connect Marketplace
  • Connects Sports
  • SPORTS Conference

To learn more about group sales, contact Dana Maugans, sales director, at 417-881-5300, ext. 111, or visit