Nine local hotel staff joined CVB staff Aug. 4-5 in a sales blitz targeting meeting and event planners.

The group made more than 350 calls from a phone bank at Ozarks Technical Community College to learn about the needs of groups and assess if those groups could meet in Springfield.

Dana Maugans, CVB sales director, said the blitz was a smashing success resulting in five hot leads and 78 prospects.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated!