|Overview: The 50th Anniversary of the 1st Signal Brigade will be celebrated at the 2016 1st Signal Brigade Association Reunion in Branson Missouri from 7 to 11 September 2016.
Branson is a very veteran oriented vacation spot. We employed a local Event Management Company, Gatherings Plus, to help you have a fun filled reunion. We are providing quite a bit of information to make your visit memorable and pleasant.
You are not limited by the itinerary, you may strike out on your own, making your own arrangements to customize your visit to Branson. On the Family Planners tour, it took us on a tour, dinner and show, coming back to the hotel to share our experiences. Our hospitality room will be a great place to meet in between your visit of Branson. We have put together a package that you will surely enjoy. 1SBA Director John Keenan, Reunion Coordinator.
Transportation: 1SBA Director Bob Van Pelt will be your POC for Tour and shuttle information related to the Branson itinerary below.
The Springfield-Branson Airport (SGF) 417-868-0500 did state there were no additional ground transportation services other than those listed on their website. The website explicitly states that there is no shuttle/bus service between SGF and Branson area hotels.
The Springfield-Branson Airport (SGF) is approximately 44 miles from the Radisson Hotel. One taxi company told me this is a little over an hour travel time.
Springfield Taxi 417-827-7950. Services similar to Springfield Yellow Cab but with a "military" discount. They would charge by the "carload" of three (3) or four (4) passengers for around $90 one way for the approximately one hour trip.
Yellow Cab, 417-862-5511 (Talked to the Dispatcher). Regular sedans and a few vans. 24 hour operation. Basic fee from SGF to Radisson is around $75 one way and $120-150 round trip.
There are seven (7) major rental car companies at SGF. The average price for a four (4) day rental was $200 compact to $230 full-sized. This does not include any optional charges or fuel.
Fisk/Martin Rental Leasing, 417-862-2900. Has a variety of different capacity vehicles, sedan to 14-24 passenger vans/coaches. The rates are from $75 to $100 per hour with a two (2) hour minimum. All trips must be scheduled and paid in advance. Cancellations require 24 hour notice.
Springfield Car Service & Shuttle/Best Price Shuttle, 417-831-2096.
This company has fewer large coaches than Fisk, but has 24-hour service. It also requires pre-paid reservations with a 24 hour cancellation notice for individuals and 72 hours for groups. Prices and travel times were comparable to Fisk.
In summary, it appears to be that attendees flying into SGF would be either renting a car or using a taxi.
Accommodations: We have blocked 125 rooms including 13 ADA Rooms at the Radisson Hotel in Branson Mo. If you require an ADA Guest Room please call to request one.
Reservations: (800) 333-3333
Phone: (417) 335-5767
Guest Room Rate: $90.00 per room per night plus tax.
Notes: If you call to reserve your guest room please tell them you are with the 1st Signal Brigade Association in order to get the special rate. That rate is good 3 days prior and 3 days after the reunion, based on hotel availability. Rooms not reserved by August 7, 2016 will be released from the group block. Association’s members are responsible for making and paying for their own guest room and activity reservations. The Association will not be financially responsible in any way for guest rooms in the block or for costs associated with any activities.
Hospitality Rooms: We have two hospitality rooms at the Radisson, Freedom and Liberty. Both are approximately 1,200 square feet each and are adjacent to each other.
Banquet Room: Our Banquet room at the Radisson will be Table Rock A and B.
Concessions provided by the Radisson Hotel:
• Full hot breakfast buffet for two people per room per night.
• Free parking.
• Free wireless internet throughout hotel.
• The Association will be able to bring snacks and beverages (including alcohol) into the hospitality rooms for consumption by its members.
• Ice and coolers will be provided by the hotel in hospitality rooms.
• 13 ADA guest rooms will be included in block.
• Guest room rate good 3 days prior and after reunion dates based on hotel availability.
• All indoor corridors to access hotel guest rooms.
• Restaurant and lounge within the hotel.
For your information: Our Event Management Company for our reunion is Pam Brown of:
P. O. Box 1023
Branson West, MO 65737
RV Information: Musicland Kampground, KOA Campground and Shenanigans Campground are RV site locations in Branson. You will need to call them for rates. It appears that the Radisson does not have RV Parking. The Musicland Campground is the closest to the Radisson. You could call the Radisson for other parking areas. This information was provided by the Reunion Event Management Operator (EMO).
Full Registration will be open until 24 August 2016. To ensure a reservation for the optional activities you must be registered on-line and fully paid by this date, or for mail-in registration, postmarked by 18 August 2016. We have no control over the optional activities that may "sell out". If we get notice that a venue is close to being sold out, we will remove it from the registration form.
Mail-in Registration Form: We encourage you to register on-line as you will get an automated confirmation email and invoice that you may pay by credit card, check or PayPal. However, for individuals without internet access wishing to register, you may click here to download and print a registration form for them to complete and mail in with their payment.
Registration Assistance: Please contact Danny Potts at email@example.com
Late Registration will open at the Reunion on 7 September, however the optional activities will be offered by the Radisson Concierge Service, as space exists. Thank you for your consideration.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: A Reunion registration canceled on or before September 1, 2016 will be issued a full refund. Refunds on cancellations after September 1, 2016 on individuals will be on a case by case basis. This is for activity package only. Hotel policy will apply on room cancellations.
Here are a few videos produced by the Branson Tourism Center;
Military Groups Branson 9:35 min
Branson Honors Purple Heart Recipients 3:43 min - Near the end of this video (at 2:45), is a veteran’s heartfelt endorsement for Branson.
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