Partnership Produces 'Ultimate Team Fishing' - Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Partnership Produces 'Ultimate Team Fishing'

NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry catches chum salmon in Alaska
Thorne Bay, Alaska (April 15, 2010) — Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge has teamed up with Beyond Meetings & Incentives and Basketball Hall-of-Famer, Rick Barry, to introduce a unique incentive travel package: Ultimate Team Fishing. This experience will be hosted by Rick Barry at the Orvis-endorsed adventure lodge on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.

The event is primarily designed for organizations to promote relationship building with colleagues, teach teamwork, and improve communication skills in the workplace. The intended outcome is to create more enjoyable working relationships, as well as help team members learn more about themselves. The experience will be tailored to fit the group or organizational culture. Equally important, this trip will reward participants with an opportunity to create lifetime memories in an Alaska wilderness setting.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge,” said Robert Turnauckas, owner and founder of Beyond Meetings & Incentives (BMI). “What better location to host team building and communications than a rustic Alaskan lodge along America’s last frontier. The setting alone lends to an atmosphere of camaraderie and cooperation. It’s what we strive for — a world-class meeting destination to exceed our client’s expectations.”

In addition to the group exercises, there will be plenty of time to get on the water. The oceanfront location of Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge offers both fresh and saltwater fishing action with a staff of professional guides and captains. Participants will also hear about Rick Barry’s extraordinary journey that led him to the Hall of Fame and get time for photo opportunities with Rick.

About Beyond Meetings & Incentives, Inc.

Beyond Meetings & Incentives, provides clients with a wide array of services including all aspects of meeting planning, transportation and centralized hotel room coordination worldwide; incentive programs; meeting management; themed events; and sports outreach and fundraising programs. BMI is headquartered in San Diego, California.

For more information on Beyond Meetings & Incentives call (888)-841-3348 or visit their website at

About Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge

Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge has twice been voted “Alaska Lodge of the Year” and maintains an exclusive Orvis fly fishing lodge endorsement. The oceanfront lodge is located on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska and provides easy access to both saltwater fishing throughout coastal inlets, as well as freshwater fishing on the island’s interior lakes and streams. The property accommodates up to 19 guests in an intimate wilderness setting with gourmet cuisine and comfortable, rustic accommodations. The Lodge is privately owned and is known as an adventure travel destination for corporate retreats, as well as sportsmen groups and families.

For more information about Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge call (800) 764-3918 or visit their website at