The Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau was formed by City Ordinance in Febraury of 2009. This organization replaces the former Mission Business Development Committee (MBDC), first established in August of 2003 to assist in the revitalization and redevelopment of the Mission business district. The mission of the new organization is to bring visitors and citizens together to share in the spirit of our community events and businesses.
The Mission Convention and Visitors Bureau continues the tradition of the Business Development Committee in sponsoring events that attract thousands of residents and visitors to our City's business district each year. In 2007, we hosted the first sanctioned Kansas State Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, an event that attracted over 50 teams from across the midwest.