The City with a Small-town Vibe: Springfield, Missouri

October 23, 2020

The way we meet in person might be changing, and there are more unknowns than we can count, but Springfield, Missouri will be here when you’re ready.

The city with the small-town vibe, Springfield is nestled in the heart of the Ozarks with everything you need when planning your next in-person (or hybrid!) event, and everything you (and your attendees) WANT.

What You Need

The city has excellent meeting facilities and quality hotels that can fit the needs of your event, big or small. And with capacity and social distancing guidelines at each property and throughout the city, your group can meet feeling safe and comfortable. You’ll also find upgraded hotel cleanliness and safety standards to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The city currently has a mask ordinance in place and businesses are operating at a limited capacity to ensure social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus.

View our Meeting Planners guide to learn more about hosting events in Springfield and the numerous hotels and meeting spaces available to host events of all sizes. https://www.springfieldmo.org/meeting-planners-guide

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a Zero Attrition program and financial incentive for new business booked by Dec. 31, 2021. The event must take place by Dec. 31, 2023.  Learn more about the promotion at www.SpringfieldMO.org/Zero-Attrition or call the CVB sales department at 800-678-8767.

What You Want

It’s not just about the facility you meet in, it’s where the facility is that makes all the difference! Springfield is packed with some of the best restaurants that would satisfy any foodie’s dreams, a craft brewery and winery scene that can entertain your guests no matter where in the city they venture, #1 attractions such as Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum & Aquarium and the History Museum on the Square, (seriously, they were ranked #1 attractions by USA Today), and parks and greenways accessible throughout the entire city. Springfield is also home to the St. Louis Cardinals’ Double-A team, the Springfield Cardinals, which makes for a great group outing after a day full of meetings. Check out all Springfield has to offer here.

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About the author

Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.