Free seminar on assessing recreation & outdoor business risks

Here’s the press release from RiverLink:

Join RiverLink and outdoor recreation risk expert Will Leverette on Friday November 8th from 10 to 12 am at RiverLink’s Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman Street in the heart of the River Arts District for this free seminar. Seating is limited and reservations are a must so make yours by emailing us at information@riverlink.org or calling us at 828-2520-8474, ext 10.

Increasingly WNC is known as “the premier outdoor adventure destination” pumping millions of dollars into our local economy as well as providing jobs and a high quality of life for our residents. The risks of running any business are numerous. However, the risks of operating outdoor and recreation oriented businesses are both common to all businesses as well as unique to the outdoor recreation industry – come and learn from the expert.

Join us on Friday November 8th from 10 to 12 am at the RiverLink offices located in the Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman Street, Asheville in the heart of the River Arts District to hear national paddling and outdoor recreation expert and expert witness in “negligence” cases, Will Leverette, to learn how to navigate the pitfalls.

Will Leverette is the author of ” The History of Paddling in Western North Carolina” and has been the paddling whitewater coach at Warren Wilson College since 1997. In addition Will is the Director of the Risk Management Department and Director of the East Coast Branch for the Worldwide Outfitter and Guide Association in Salt Lake City, UT. Will often represents the association at professional trade association meeting. He has been called upon frequently to conduct accident investigations and assist claims departments with conflict resolution and settlement negotiations on serious accidents. He has designed policy applications and reviewed and written liability release forms. Will has also designed and implemented a nationwide inspections program for outdoor businesses.

RiverLink’s economic initiatives for the French Broad River watershed are guided by its Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan and include promoting recreation in all its forms from manufacturing to retail, and a host of outdoor activities. The Wilma Dykeman RiverWay economic initiates includes health and wellness and the arts as authentic traditional industries indigenous to WNC and the French Broad River watershed.


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