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. 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

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

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      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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. National Square Dance Convention kicks off today in Springfield

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      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

    7. 2015 Howdy Awards recognize Pioneer Valley hospitality workers

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      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

    8. 2015 Howdy Award finalists named; winners to be announced May 18 | masslive

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      2015 Howdy Award finalists named; winners to be announced May 18 | masslive ...this year's Howdy Award finalists during ceremonies at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House this week. The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau will announce the winners at a banquet on Monday, May 18, a... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    9. Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting Howdy Awards nominations | masslive

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      Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting Howdy Awards nominations | masslive ...g service to their guests and customers. SPRINGFIELD —The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) is accepting nominations for the 20th Annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence. Nominations can b... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

    10. Economic Development Council in favor of increased natural gas capacity in

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      Economic Development Council in favor of increased natural gas capacity in ...cil is a consortium of business leaders that helps develop industrial parks and run chambers of commerce, the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau and  the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County. The s... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Northeast Utilities   Springfield

    11. Bright Nights once again named 'Top 100' attraction by American Bus Association; tour buses account for $3.5 billion in spending in Massachusetts | masslive.com

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      Bright Nights once again named 'Top 100' attraction by American Bus Association; tour buses account for $3.5 billion in spending in Massachusetts | masslive.com ...represent a  significant economic boost to the region, according to officials with Spirit of Springfield, the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the American Bus Association who sat with the reporter... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines

    12. Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau laments Supreme Judicial Court ruling on casino

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      Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau laments Supreme Judicial Court ruling on casino ...e tourism assets we currently offer,” Wydra said. “We are eager to begin promoting this new attraction.” The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is a nonprofit destination marketing organization with the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Mary Kay Wydra   MGM

    13. Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hands out Howdy Awards | masslive

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      Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau hands out Howdy Awards | masslive ...Center Authority, Performance Foodservice, The Republican, Mix 93-1 and WHYN NewsTalk 560 and Yuengling. The GSCVB, an affiliate of the Economic Development Council of Western MA, is a private non-profit destination mar... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Baystate Health   Springfield

    14. Howdy! Domenic Sarno to receive Howdy hospitality award | masslive

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      Howdy! Domenic Sarno to receive Howdy hospitality award | masslive ...he Spotlight Award winner, however, is chosen each year by the Howdy Awards Committee and the Chairman of the GSCVB Board of Directors based on that individual or organization’s special contribution to the Pioneer Valley... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Holyoke

    15. Going All In | BusinessWest

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      Going All In | BusinessWest ...rtnership agreement — which was hatched out in a series of meetings between MGM Springfield officials and the GSCVB’s gaming subcommittee — will take effect one year prior to the casino’s formal opening, and lays out onl... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Mohegan Sun   MassMutual Center

    16. Outlook 2014: Allan Blair, president of Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, says jobs, business and investment opportunity knocking at region's door | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river

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      Outlook 2014: Allan Blair, president of Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council, says jobs, business and investment opportunity knocking at region's door | masslive.com#incart_river#incart_river#incart_river ...ill help the fair to improve its facilities. The new Western Massachusetts Sports Commission, created by the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau last year, holds the promise of bringing sports-related tou... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield Technical Community College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

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