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Where We’ve Been: March 2017

Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce

Conyers, Georgia

Trip: Best of Japan

Tour Operator: Asia Gateway Inc.

Date: April 2015

For nine days, the chamber group explored exotic Japan, with stops in Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Hiroshima. The tour contrasted the country’s modern life and ancient history for an immersive look at Japanese culture.

“The highlight for us was the full-day excursion of Hiroshima and Miyajima by public transportation. We visited Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and Peace Memorial Museum, a memorial museum of the nuclear bomb victims. Our people couldn’t stop talking about this great trip.”

Fred J. Boscarino, president and CEO

Security Bank’s Venture Club

Dyersburg and Trenton, Tennessee

Trip: New York City and the Statue of Liberty

Tour Operator: Diamond Tours

Date: October 2016

This seven-day tour dedicated three days to exploring all the attractions in the heart of the city, among them the September 11 Memorial, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Little Italy, Chinatown, Grand Central Terminal and Ellis Island.

“Our tour guide in NYC was a native of the area, so he was able to share a ton of history of the city. One of my favorite places was Little Italy. There were so many Italian bistros and bakeries. They all had outside terraces that you could just sit and enjoy the surroundings. The last day we spent most of the day going to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We went inside, up to her feet on the pedestal, and walked out to the lookout. Standing there and looking at NYC, the view was spectacular.”

— Chasity Norville, assistant vice president and branch manager