If you missed the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau's virtual presentation of the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism on Feb. 19, it's not too late. The video is still available.

Check it out for an update on the local tourism industry, CVB marketing plans for 2021 and special guests. The video also includes a speech by Stephen Foutes, executive director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, as he accepts the CVB's prestigious Pinnacle Award presented to the organization for its many years of support to the state's tourism industry, particularly in the past year during the pandemic crisis.

CVB Presenters

Amy Austin, Board Chair

Tracy Kimberlin, President/CEO

Megan Buchbinder, Marketing Director

Special Guests

Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops

Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Hospitality Management

Jeff Houghton, The Mystery Hour

Dan Reiter, Springfield Cardinals

Lyle Foster, Big Momma’s Coffee & Espresso Bar

Leslie Forrester, Springfield Regional Arts Council

with a special keynote address from Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Bass Pro Shops Logo

Madden Media Logo

University Plaza Hotel Logo

Commerce Bank Logo

Springfield-Branson National Airport Logo

37 North Expeditions Logo

Silver Sponsors

DoubleTree by Hilton Springfield Logo

AAA Travel Logo

Bronze Sponsors

Oasis Hotel and Convention Center Logo

Holiday Inn Express and Suites North Logo

Fairfield by Marriott Logo

Elliott Lodging Logo

Missouri Meetings & Events Logo