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Army Veteran, Joe DeRing, on Empower Adventures

March 28th, 2016

Joe DeRing, an Army Veteran, started Empower Adventures based upon his experience in the military and the Army's Confidence Course.  Since 2009, Joe has built the business from one location in Connecticut to additional locations in Virginia and Florida.   Empower Adventures includes zipline parks and provides leadership development, adventures and fun for friends and family groups as well as corporate teams.  Joe talks about starting the business, how he found funding during the Great Recession, and how he has expanded it with support from his family and growing base of partners and employees.