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Lynchburg Council Discusses Tourism Cuts


Lynchburg, VA - Talks about cutting money from Lynchburg's tourism department made for a lot of discussion at Tuesday's council work session.

The president of the Lynchburg Regional Tourism Board shared some statistics with council that show how much advertising has helped bring people to the city and ultimately bring in money.  The board is run by the Chamber of Commerce, which is funded through a contract with the city until 2013.

Councilman Jeff Helgeson suggested that instead of cutting from tourism, they could move the city's marketing department in with the tourism department.

Mayor Foster had to cut this discussion short, due to time constraints.

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