Small Market Meetings

OCT 2016

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www.smallmarketmeetings.com 6 Industry News Dave Hartvigsen, CEO of Adventures on the Gorge, which offers a combination of outdoor activities, accommodations and other guest services. "People talk about balancing work with pleasure, but we believe that an active lifestyle is not only good for the individual but is good for business. Healthy and engaged business owners and employees are more productive, respectful and caring of each other and their communities. And they're just plain happier with their lives." Overlooking southern West Virginia's New River Gorge National River, the Lookout Post, when combined with the AOTG's existing restaurant and event facility, Smokey's on the Gorge, creates more than 5,000 square feet of multi-use space. The conference center's flex- ible design allows for up to five meeting rooms; it can accommodate a maximum of 200 people theater-style. "The resort has also developed two out- standing and complementary venues as part of its master plan that altogether create an indoor/outdoor complex unmatched in West Virginia for the combination of scenery, Adventures on the Gorge Opens Small-Group Meeting Center FAYETTEVILLE, West Virginia — Adventures on the Gorge (AOTG) has opened the Lookout Post, a boutique conference center perched on the rim of the New River Gorge. The new conference center opens the door for business- and leisure-oriented groups that want to combine meetings with white- water rafting, rock climbing, aerial adven- tures and other team-building activities. "The Lookout Post is a key component in our master plan as we continue our efforts to become an unequaled adventure resort," said facilities and services," said Hartvigsen. "The resort's pool directly overlooks the New River Gorge as does the new outdoor deck that is connected to the Lookout Post and Smokey's through a series of interesting, linked walk- ways. It's an incredible overall complex that is introducing countless people to wild and wonderful West Virginia." AOTG traces its history to multiple white- water rafting outfitters that helped develop the industry in West Virginia. The company's current iteration was created in 2008 when those outfitters combined operations and began expanding adventure options and building new facilities. The resort offers a mix of accommodations and restaurants as well as numerous adven- ture experiences including whitewater rafting on two of the country's most spectacular riv- ers, ziplining, an aerial adventure park, BridgeWalk, kayaking, mountain biking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, caving and rock climbing. The resort also has shops that sell clothing, gifts and gear. www.adventuresonthegorge.com Courtesy Adventures on the Gorge The new Lookout Post conference center sits on the rim of West Virginia's New River Gorge. Where are you staying? Stay at Washington D.C.'s non-profit hotel PLAN YOUR VISIT WITH US: SALESINFO@4HCENTER .ORG 800. 368.7432 | 4HCENTER .ORG The National 4-H Conference Center is the Washington D.C. area's nonprofit hotel and conference center. The conference center will make your event not only an easy event to plan but a great event to attend • 246 sleeping rooms • 41,000 square feet of flexible meeting rooms • Catering packages and other dining options are available • Complimentary parking & Wi-Fi • Conveniently accessible to Washington, D.C.'s three airports and just minutes from the monuments and memorials

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