1. About Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) was founded in 1985 to promote Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley as a year-round destination for conventions, meetings, group tour and leisure travel. The Pioneer Valley is defined as the region encompassing Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties.

    The GSCVB is the premiere source of tourism industry information pertaining to the Pioneer Valley. It is funded in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Economic Development/Office of Travel and Tourism.

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    2. Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did

      Explore From the EDC (Feb 14 2017)

      Welcome to West Mass: Experts hope new brand name for region catches on more than Pioneer Valley did ...ent and possibly supplant the Pioneer Valley name. The new name and initiative was announced this week by the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachuset... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Pioneer Valley Planning Commission   Springfield

    3. West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 8 2017)

      West Mass is new brand identity for Pioneer Valley tourism, business The Greater Springfield Convention Visitors Bureau and the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts unveiled their new branding identity -- West Mass -- Tuesday night at an event at Open Square in Holyoke. The EDC and the Greater Springfield Convention Visitors Bureau spent $80,000 on the effort, money collected from member businesses. The visitors bureau receives state grant money as well. "We have jobs that go unfilled. We have a lower ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    4. Western MA Slider Slam Challenge coming to Eastern States Expo in West Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 12 2017)

      Western MA Slider Slam Challenge coming to Eastern States Expo in West Springfield ...5-1303. "We are excited to host such a fun and unique event this year," said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, a nonprofit affiliate of the Economic Development Council ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra

    5. AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS TO HOP INTO WESTERN MA FOR 2018 CONVENTION

      Explore From the EDC (Oct 24 2016)

      AMERICAN RABBIT BREEDERS TO HOP INTO WESTERN MA  FOR 2018 CONVENTION ...of the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (GSCVB). 

       Wydra, accompanied by GSCVB Director of Sales Alicia Szenda, traveled to Del Mar, CA to attend an ARBA board of directors meeting an... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra

    6. MGM, Surging Downtown Boost Prospects for Meetings, Conventions

      Explore BusinessWest (May 27 2016)

      MGM, Surging Downtown Boost Prospects for Meetings, Conventions ...urches being moved,” said Mary Kay Wydra, director of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB). “The press is shedding a lot of light on the city, and as these groups make decisions, many are going ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Mary Kay Wydra

    7. Visitors Bureau names Springfield Armory as Howdy Spotlight winner | masslive.com

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      Visitors Bureau names Springfield Armory as Howdy Spotlight winner | masslive.com ...The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has chosen the Springfield Armory National Historic Site as the winner of its 2016 Spotlight Award, part of the Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence. Th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    8. 2016 Howdy Awards recognize hospitality workers across Western Mass | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 12 2016)

      2016 Howdy Awards recognize hospitality workers across Western Mass | masslive.com ...Every year the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrates people living and working in Western Massachusetts who have gone above and beyond for their customers. This year the bureau has named... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    9. Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club Expands Its Offerings

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 6 2016)

      Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club Expands Its Offerings ...ere. “We want to bring sporting events to the region that have an economic impact on our local economy,” said GSCVB Director of Sales Alicia Szenza. “We’re really proud that Springfield was selected.” Springfield has a s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    10. EDC of Western MA & GSCVB Release RFP to Develop New Brand

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 2 2016)

      EDC of Western MA & GSCVB Release RFP to Develop New Brand ...FP to Develop New Brand SPRINGFIELD, MA - (2/29/2016) The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) and The Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC) have released a Request for Proposa... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    11. Sen. Eric Lesser, lawmakers tout tourism, visit Springfield Museums | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 27 2016)

      Sen. Eric Lesser, lawmakers tout tourism, visit Springfield Museums | masslive.com ...reau, received $200,000 from the $6 million in tourism council funding, said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, The grant must be matched with funds from member businesse... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    12. USRowing to bring 800-person convention to downtown Springfield in 2016 | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 15 2015)

      USRowing to bring 800-person convention to downtown Springfield in 2016 | masslive.com ...gh the Western MA Sports Commission which seeks to bring sports-related tourism to the region and through the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    13. Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau calls for Howdy Award nominees | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 14 2015)

      Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau calls for Howdy Award nominees | masslive.com ...d up at the GSCVB, which is located at 1441 Main Street in Springfield. The awards program was created by the GSCVB in 1995 to recognize front-line employees in the hospitality industry for providing outstanding service ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    14. Do-si-do your partner and welcome to Springfield, National Square Dance Convention: Letter to the editor

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 25 2015)

      Do-si-do your partner and welcome to Springfield, National Square Dance Convention: Letter to the editor ...fits and vibrancy in downtown Springfield this weekend. A couple of years ago Mary Kay Wydra, Director of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lenny and Connie Houle and I made a pitch to host the 64th... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra

    15. National Square Dance Convention kicks off today in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 24 2015)

      National Square Dance Convention kicks off today in Springfield ... and we all look forward to hosting a great group of convention goers," said Mary Kay Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The presence that a group like the NSDC goers bring to an... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Westfield

    16. 2015 Howdy Awards recognize Pioneer Valley hospitality workers

      Explore masslive.com (May 19 2015)

      2015 Howdy Awards recognize Pioneer Valley hospitality workers ...o present the Howdy Awards to honor just some of the most important people in the hospitality industry," said GSCVB President Mary Kay Wydra. "They are usually the first person a visitor encounters, and if they're especi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Mary Kay Wydra

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