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Chamber hears tourism director

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:45 pm

The Metro Lynchburg
Moore County Chamber
of Commerce held its
monthly breakfast and
meeting Wednesday, Jan. 8,
at the First United Methodist
Church of Lynchburg.
Rene Lance, executive
director of the South Central
Tennessee Tourism
Association, was the featured
speaker. The SCTTA
promotes events and businesses
in 13 counties. She
updated members about the
SCTTA and its role in promoting
Lynchburg. She said
geocacheing – which she
called “hide-and-seek for
adults” – is becoming very
popular and is a signi cant
activity that draws visitors
to the region.
According to the geocaching
website, the “game”
started in early 2000. Geocaching
is a real-world, outdoor
adventure that is ongoing,
happening at any time.
To play, participants use
the Geocaching app and/
or a GPS device to navigate
to hidden containers called
Today, there are over
3 million geocaches and
millions of active geocachers
playing the game. Geocaches
come in all different
shapes, sizes, and difficulties
and are hidden in both
rural and urban settings.
Some geocachers play
the game to see how many
total “finds” they can get,
while others play to see
how many new states or
countries they can visit.
Lynchburg has several
caches. Lance said it
attracts people from all
50 states and outside the
country to the region.
In chamber news, Vice
President Woodye Bedford
said that the chamber
will have three Thursday
night-time meetings
instead of the breakfast
meetings this year. They
will be March 19, June
18 and Sept. 17, each at 6
p.m. The location for these
meetings, designed to allow
members who work
during the day to attend,
has not been set.