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. 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

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 14 2014)

      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

    3. Allan Blair, president and CEO of Western Mass Economic Development Council, to retire at end of 2014

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2014)

      Allan Blair, president and CEO of Western Mass Economic Development Council, to retire at end of 2014 ...ts as an umbrella group for other business oriented organizations including: Affiliated Chambers of Commerce, Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Amherst Business Improvement District, Westfield Business ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Amherst

    4. Visit from County Donegal

      Explore From the EDC (Nov 13 2013)

      Visit from County Donegal

      With the Troubles behind them, Donegal is now cooperating
      with Derry and its businesses are looking to Northern Ireland, Europe and even
      the US for growth opportunities. Yesterday we made the case why western Mass
      should be considered for that growth.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Michael Graney

    5. Massachusetts Gaming Commission reaffirms view that casinos should market

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 17 2013)

      Massachusetts Gaming Commission reaffirms view that casinos should market ...nd MGM Resorts International about their foreign gaming operations. During the afternoon, two leaders of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday asked the commission to require that all applic... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Mohegan Sun   Palmer   Springfield

    6. Zombies coming to downtown Springfield for zombie games and more | masslive

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 20 2013)

      Zombies coming to downtown Springfield for zombie games and more | masslive ...turn into an annual event. "We've seen what was done in other markets," said Mary K. Wydra, president of the Greater Springfield Convention and visitors Bureau. "There are a lot of cities that do similar events, but non... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Six Flags New England   Springfield   Holyoke

    7. Howdy Awards recognize excellence

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 25 2013)

      Howdy Awards recognize excellence ...studio manager at Off the Map Tattoo in Easthampton. And last week Bowen won the People’s Choice Award at the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Howdy Awards. The award goes to the Howdy finalist w... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    8. Howdy Awards finalists announced, awards honor hospitality excellence

      Explore masslive.com (May 27 2013)

      Howdy Awards finalists announced, awards honor hospitality excellence ...xcellence, call Lee Chambers at the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau at (413) 755-1345. The GSCVB, an affiliate of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts, is a private nonprofit desti... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Baystate Health   Springfield   Holyoke

    9. WMass tourism promoted in trip to PA

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (May 21 2013)

      WMass tourism promoted in trip to PA ...day, as they venture out to Pennsylvania to draw attention to our local attractions. Representatives from the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Berkshire Visitors Bureau boarded a bus at the East... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   West Springfield   Six Flags New England   Springfield

    10. Convention and Visitors Bureau to announce new sports initiative

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 9 2013)

      Convention and Visitors Bureau to announce new sports initiative ...ame at Springfield College. The Hall of Fame will hold the inaugural Women’s Challenge in December, while the GSCVB has led a bid to draw an NCAA women’s regional for 2014. The new division will work to bring other event... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield College   MassMutual Center   Springfield

    11. Dr. Westchesterson is back, this time rapping for the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor's Bureau | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 9 2013)

      Dr. Westchesterson is back, this time rapping for the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitor's Bureau | masslive.com ...ith a similar style as the first two videos since that’s what people seemed to respond to and that’s what the GSCVB wanted," Westchesterson, born Marc Scortino and a 1991 graduate of Agawam HighSchool, said in a prepared... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Mary Kay Wydra

    12. Springfield bidding to host NCAA women's basketball tournament regional for 2014

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 13 2013)

      Springfield bidding to host NCAA women's basketball tournament regional for 2014 ...ll events to the downtown area between December and April. SPRINGFIELD – The MassMutual Center along with the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau have put in a bid to host an NCAA Women’s Basketball Tourna... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Connecticut   MassMutual   MassMutual Center

    13. Howdy Awards nominees sought by Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 16 2013)

      Howdy Awards nominees sought by Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau ...er Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for nomnations for the 2013 Howdys SPRINGFIELD – The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is hoping to get more nominations for its annual Howdy Awar... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    14. Tourist attractions draw visitors to Western Massachusetts

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 12 2013)

      Tourist attractions draw visitors to Western Massachusetts ...of visitors to Massachusetts sites from Massachusetts grew from 30 percent in 2007 to 36 percent in 2011. The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau has encouraged such trips, and though each year there has b... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    15. Off the Menu: Howdy Award nominations open

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2012)

      Off the Menu: Howdy Award nominations open ...essential to ensuing visitors to the Pioneer Valley have a great experience while they're here. This year the GSCVB is making a special effort to reach out to the general public during the nomination process. The Bureau'... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

    16. Getting Down to Business | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 11 2012)

      Getting Down to Business | BusinessWest ...will indeed be something new, and, as Wydra said, in the tourism business, that is very important. And if the GSCVB does its job well, then the advent of gaming could wind up doing much more than putting heads in beds — ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   MassMutual Center   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

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