WHAT: An Entrepreneur Workshop was held for those interested in starting an Adventure Tourism business.

WHEN: The two-day workshop ran from Tuesday, July 21 from 1 - 5 pm to Wednesday, July 22 from 8:30 am - 12 Noon. The cost was $20 per person.

WHERE: The workshop was held at the Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park in southeastern Kentucky.

This workshop was sponsored by: Appalachian Regional Commission and the Kentucky Department of Local Government

Click here for a PDF version of the brochure.

PRESENTATIONS - SPEAKER NOTES (click here for notes taken during the workshop)
ATV, Lodging & More - Offering a Full Package in West Virginia
- Woody Duba, Pine Haven Cabins & Burning Rock ATVs

Making an Economic Impact through Adventure Tourism
- Peter Hackbert, Berea College

Wildlife Brings Big Dollars to Communities
- Jamie Cook, KY Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Economic Impact of Hatfield & McCoy Trails
- S.A.M. Events

Combining Lodging, Canoeing & Food: Unique Marketing Strategies
- Hatfield & McCoy River Rats

Developing a County-Wide Adventure Tourism Park System
- Randy Thompson, Judge Executive of Knott County, Kentucky

Starting a Business that Combines Horses & Elk
- Bernice Amburgey, Saddle Up Elk Tours

Starting Your Own Hunting Guide Service
- Gary Linden, Wild Country Guide Service

How to Market Your Events
- S.A.M. Events/Hatfield-McCoy Trails

How to Make Money by Climbing the Walls
- Nicole Meyer, Torrent Falls

Case Study: Finding Funding for Cabins or Other Adventure Tourism Initiatives

Adventure Tourism Signage for Counties

Developing a Blueways Trail System
- Tammy Stenger

Kentucky Association of County Officials
Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts & Heritage
Kentucky Tourism Council
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Office of Lt. Governor
Adventure Tourism Program
Entrepreneurship for the Public Good, - Berea College
Knott County Tourism Commission
One Step Forward
WMTH Corporation

This workshop has been made possible through a flexi-grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Kentucky Department of Local Government.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
1:00 PM Welcome
1:20 PM Woody Duba
1:40 PM Jamie Cook
2:00 PM Break with refreshments
2:20 PM Peter Hackbert
2:40 PM Bernice Amburgey
3:00 PM SAM Events
3:20 PM Hatfield & McCoy River Rats
3:40 PM Gary Linden
4:00 PM Nicole Meyer
4:20 PM Tammy Stenger
4:40 PM SAM Events
5:00 PM Adjourn
6:00 PM Cook-Out
7:30 PM Elk Tours (Optional) (compliments of KDFWR)
6:15 AM Elk Tours (Optional)
(compliments of KDFWR)
8:30 AM Breakfast Refreshments

Judge Executive Randy Thompson

9:00 AM Case Study
9:20 AM Signage for Adventure Tourism
9:40 AM Round Table Discussions/One-on-One Sessions
10:15 AM Break with refreshments
10:30 AM Discussions and sessions with presenters continue
11:30 AM Door Prizes
12:00 Noon Adjourn

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is 25 miles northwest of Hazard.
4441 Ky Highway 1833, Buckhorn, KY 41721

From I-75, go east on Hal Rogers Parkway to Hwy 15 North at Hazard to Hwy 28 West.

From Hwy 23, take Hwy 80 west to Hwy 15 at Hazard. Go east on the Hal Rogers Parkway to
Hwy 15 north at Hazard to Hwy 28 west.

WMTH CORPORATION PO BOX 51153 BOWLING GREEN, KY 42102 PHONE (270) 792-5300 FAX 721-0004