March 12, 2008 Dragon Boat Race Organizer to Buy Boats

Dynamic Events & Management LLC moves into a new phase as part of its “Dragon Dream” business plan. We're buying dragon boats!

dragon boat by BuK of the type to be built for DEM
photo courtesy of Dynamic Events and Management LLC

“It's been a long time coming – at times a seemingly evasive dream – but we stayed with it and now it has come true!” says Penny Behling, Partner in DEM.

DEM secured a loan through the Area Wide Development Corporation - East Tennessee district, which believed in our dream! We are buying six of the best racing boats on the market - BuK. “This puts a whole new spin on our company and the direction we have seen it going for some time now,” continued Behling.

The BuK boats ( are considered to be the best racing boats on the market and among the lightest. They are used by many national and international competitive squads.

DEM leader Penny Behling instructing a new team on proper stroke
Penny Behling of DEM doing something she loves – instructing on proper stroke for a dragon boat team in training
photo courtesy of Dynamic Events and Management LLC

Dragon Boat News asked why DEM decided to purchase the boats. Behling replied, “we have been needing boats to grow our business – we produce a number of festivals (Chatanooga, Knoxville, Charlston) and it makes business sense for us to be able to have the boats instead of renting. It also assures availability and allows us to use them for corporate team building and give teams extra practice sessions, also it allows us to rent them and generate extra income – including renting to other festivals &ndash we are the only US company we know of with BuK racing boats, and trailers.”

Each BuK boat cost approximately $10-$13k depending on how it is equipped.

Wendy Witsoe and Penny Behling, principals of Dynamic Events and Management
Wendy Witsoe and Penny Behling of DEM. Can you tell they love dragon boat racing?
photo courtesy of Dynamic Events and Management LLC

Ms. Behling added this about her company, “DynaMic Events and Marketing is in the business of organizing races because we love it and love the community it brings. We are able to do what we love and grow both the races and our business. Besides these festivals we also do consulting to non–profit organizations, usually on fundraising and name recognition.”

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