The CVB group sales department is planning a familiarization tour to showcase Springfield’s assets to meeting planners May 1-2.

Hotels, meeting venues and attractions will be included on the tour that coincides with Artsfest.

If you know of a meeting planner who should attend or for more information about the tour, contact CVB Sales Director Dana Maugans at 417-881-5300, ext. 111, or

Other upcoming sales department activities include:

  • Sales manager Lisa Perez will represent the city at the Kansas City Chapter of Meeting Planners International in May.
  • Sales administrative assistant Katie McBride will represent Springfield at Missouri Bank Travel in Branson in April.
  • Lance Kettering, sports sales manager and executive director of the Sports Commission, and Whitney White, assistant Sports Commission director, are representing the city at the National Association of Sports Commissions in Oklahoma City in April.