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    Springfield Receives Readers' Choice Award... Again!

    SportsEvents Readers' Choice AwardsSportsEvents Media Group announced its 2013 class of Readers’ Choice Award winners and the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission were among them. This is the second year in a row that the award has been won by the two groups.

    Tracy Kimberlin, president of the Springfield CVB, the management organization for the Sports Commission, said it is an honor to be among the award recipients.

    “We do our best to provide excellent service to sports event planners and the Readers’ Choice Award tells us we’re doing a good job,” Kimberlin said.

    Lance Kettering, executive director of the Sports Commission, said he was pleased to be nominated and receive the award.

    “It was an honor to be nominated by our peers for the award and even a greater honor to receive the award from SportsEvents Magazine,” Kettering said. “We strive to serve our sports community with outstanding service and appreciate the recognition provided by the Sports Events Magazine with the 2013 Readers’ Choice Award.”

    SportsEvents Media Group, the leading industry publication focused exclusively on helping sports event planners produce excellent competitions in the United States and Canada, has announced its 2013 class of Readers’ Choice Award winners.

    A complete list of award winners is available online at http://www.sportseventsmagazine.com/2013readerschoice. Winners will also be listed in the January 2013 issue of SportsEvents.

    Sports event professionals were asked to name the sports commission, convention and visitors bureaus, or sports events venues that they believe display exemplary creativity and professionalism toward the groups they host. Nominations were received from readers throughout the year, and the top picks were selected based on the results from an online voting system.

    “Due to the power of social media and online voting capabilities, we received an overwhelming response from readers this year, which allowed SportsEvents to honor the destinations and their sports venues—and the marketing organizations that represent them—with a 2013 Readers’ Choice Award,” said Kristen McIntosh, SportsEvents editor. “These award winners have proven they are willing to go above and beyond the normal service levels expected by providing both the physical attributes and commitment to hospitality and service that today’s discriminating sports event planners demand. It is an honor to announce their selection by sports event planners as some of the best in the United States.”

    For more information about the Springfield CVB, Sports Commission and sports events in Springfield, call 881-5300 and visit www.SpringfieldMoSports.org and www.SpringfieldMo.org. The CVB and Sports Commission are nonprofit marketing organizations dedicated to generating economic growth in Springfield through the travel and tourism industry.