Saturday, February 20, 2016

Preparing for the Season


  Hi, adventurers! Melanie here, informing you about what goes on behind the scenes at River Riders during our off season.
  A lot of time is spent preparing for the season. After all, we have new brochures to design, more items to order, and more guests to accommodate!

This year, we're expecting new gloves for different activities, new t-shirts, and a whole lot of fun.

  Since so much of our time is spent preparing for the season, we also spend a lot of time getting hyped for all the new and returned guests, and staff!

  All of this preparation is no easy task! As a step towards our 2016 season, a manager's training meeting was held on February 19th, 2016. Some of the attendees have been here for years while others have only been here for one season. Some were simply refreshing their managing skills while others were developing them! Thanks to River Rider's owner, Matt Knott, these staff members will be prepared for their season as supervisors and managers.

  With coffee in hand, Matt informed the attending staff of the meaning behind being a manager - being a role model and a leader.

  There were tips and tricks along the way. Throughout the meeting, we learned how to lead our staff, how to properly resolve issues, and how to learn each team member's potential. With these new skills, we will be able to more effectively direct our staff and give them different levels of delegation.

  A question I get all the time when I tell people where I work is, "What do you guys even do in the winter?" The list is so long that after I explain the activities we still provide, I smile and say, "We get ready for the next season."

Don't forget: we are still open in the winter. The Adventure Park and Zip Line Canopy Tour are just waiting for you! Next month kicks off March Madness. What does this mean? You and yours friends can come zip line for $20 off on a Saturday or $10 on Sunday. Camping is also discounted at $5 off. Give us a call to learn more about this special offer.  304 - 535 - 2663

From all of us at River Riders, we can't wait to see you and yours! 

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