When it comes to promoting Springfield as a travel destination, the president of the Convention & Visitors Bureau is selfless about doing selfies. That’s why, for the second year in a row, the CVB tops the list in “Smart Meetings” magazine’s annual selfie contest.
Along with bragging rights, a selfie of Tracy, who seems to be frightened by a taxidermied bear at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, appears on the cover of an insert in the October 2015 issue of the magazine along with copy about why Springfield is a great place to have a convention or event.
"I can 'bearly' contain my excitement in winning the contest again," Tracy said. "I hope the photo gets the attention of meeting planners and they take a look at Springfield for a convention."
The theme of the 2015 contest was “Personality Captures the Heart.” In 2014, the theme was “A Sense of Place.”
To see the 2014 selfie entry, visit http://www.smartmeetings.com/meeting-planning/13396/cvb-update-selfies-are-worth-a-thousand-words.
“Smart Meetings” is a trade journal with a circulation of about 44,000 targeting meeting professionals with information about a variety of topics relevant to the industry.