An Edwardsville corporation has filed suit against the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau, alleging the bureau failed to pay it more than $100,000 for work it performed.

Experiencing Imagination Companies claims it entered into a contract with the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau on Sept. 3, 2009.

In the contract, Experiencing Imagination claims it agreed to provide event services and materials to the bureau for an event called "Holiday Magic."

Experiencing Imagination lived up to its end of the bargain, but the bureau has failed to pay it for its services, according to the complaint filed June 28 in Madison County Circuit Court.

In addition, under the contract, Experiencing Imagination was supposed to continue providing the services annually until 2011, the suit states. If the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau canceled the contract, Experiencing Imagination was entitled to cancellation fees, the complaint says.

At some point, the bureau notified Experiencing Imagination it intended to cancel the contract, the plaintiff claims.

"That after allowing all just offsets and payments there is currently due and owing from the Defendants to the Plaintiff the sum of $135,163," the suit states.

In addition to the money it says it is owed, Experiencing
Imagination is seeking costs and attorney's fees.

Timothy C. Stubblefield of Bement and Stubblefield in Belleville will be representing it.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-688.

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