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MACVB Committees

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Legislative/Community Relations Committee 

  • Take the lead on education of the legislature about the importance and impact of tourism on the state's economy including new and returning legislators

  • Take the lead on educating legislative candidates, before they are elected, in all areas represented by MACVB members
  • Develop a "talking points" section of the web site and hand out materials to help individual bureaus educate their candidates

  • Continue to interact with the Tourism Commission serving as liaison to the industry.  Insure MACVB representation at all Commission meetings*

  • Continue proactive approach to statewide races.  Develop a forum for the individuals running for Governor and Lt. Governor to establish a dialogue and impress the importance of tourism as an economic development tool.  Advocate

  • Encourage individual CVB's to share lobbyist information from their communities with all members.  Web site

  • Continue legislative relations with MTC, MAA, MRA and MHLA

  • Develop a relationship directly with the Department of Economic Development

  • Continue to participate in Capitol Day for Tourism and Savor the Flavor  

Professional Development (Education) Committee  

  • Annual MACVB Education Conference  

  • Develop different tracks for staff (i.e. convention sales)

  • Assist with developing a CVB track at the Governor's Conference (i.e. convention marketing, developing a local CVB, etc.)

  • Support and encourage staff training, not just CEO's

  • Continue hosting CDME course annually

  • Develop a mentoring program for new bureaus and or new directors of existing bureaus  

Marketing and Research Committee  

  • Explore establishing a state-wide research coop program where individual bureaus can buy into research already being conducted by the Division of Tourism

  • Investigate contracting for research as a group and dividing the cost by participating bureaus.

  • Monitor IACVB's research efforts

  • Conduct bi-annual comparative CVB research and distribute to members

  • Proactive involvement with the Division of Tourism serving on marketing and cooperative marketing committees

  • Become actively involved in assisting the Division of Tourism in developing the criteria used for determining which publications qualify for the Destination Marketing portion of the Cooperative Marketing Program

  • Establish a formal plan to serve as a clearing house for event funding requests which are made to the Division of Tourism

  • Actively participate in industry events which have a national or international impact which are being held in Missouri.  (i.e. Pow Wow, NTA, IACVB, etc.)  

Communications and Membership  

  • Establish allied memberships in MACVB.  Establish criteria and an allied committee to assist with allied member issues and education  

  • Establish and oversee an Intranet site on the MACVB web site for member information, meeting minutes, by-laws, etc.

  • On the Intranet site post information including lodging tax campaign materials, sample marketing plans, sample research methods, job descriptions, etc. for use by member bureaus.

  • Develop a relationship and dialogue with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce  

Product Development  

  • Develop a strong relationship with the Department of Economic Development to find out what product development funding programs are available.  Distribute this information to our members

  • Assist in preparing Missouri for international visitors by advocating product development issues:  signage, currency exchange, translator service, etc.  




MACVB's 2017 Annual Conference @ the Ameristar Casino in
St. Charles MO was a huge success!

Check back soon for information on the 2018 Conference!

MACVB holds an annual conference which presents stimulating speakers, practical educational programs, innovative industry sessions presenting the latest trends and research information. You will have the opportunity to interact with experts in your field and develop invaluable professional contacts. Registration in the Annual Conference is open to all members of MACVB, as well as Allied Members.






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