It's been a long road from conception to reality, but we couldn't be happier that we were finally able to celebrate all of our hard work and for finally opening the doors at our Medina Engage Virtual Range location.
We started EVR with the goal of creating an all-inclusive place for shooters of all skill levels to learn the basics of shooting a gun, to gain confidence in handling and firing a gun, and to hone valuable skills that translate to the real-world. As avid shooters, we know how intimidating traditional gun ranges can be and this was our chance to make shooting accessible to everyone.
While we started taking reservations in August, we finally were able to officially open our doors to the public at our grand opening celebration in September. The response we got from friends, family and the nearby community was overwhelming. More than 150 people came through our doors and were able to test out our state-of-the-art technology, tour our shooting bays and experience what it was like to fire a sim gun at a 12' x 7' HD screen with full surround sound.
People who had never heard of us before were impressed and excited by the potential of a virtual shooting range in the area. Our virtual range is great for professional shooters looking to train for upcoming events (and who can't rely on the weather in Ohio), it's ideal for law enforcement professionals looking for a place to get real-world training, and it's perfect for entertainment-seekers looking for their next thrill!
One attendee said about the event, "it's so exciting to see such a unique business open its doors in our community. It's not often you can find people who are so passionate about creating the perfect balance of offering valuable, necessary education with the opportunity to have so much fun."
At our grand opening celebration, we gave away more than $500 in EVR prizes, booked countless reservations on-site, and gave visitors the opportunity to be the first ones to purchase gift cards for one-of-a-kind gifts. Guests got to meet our entire staff and learn more about all of the unique simulations offered at our new location.
Even if you missed our grand opening celebration, there are still ways you can get involved to help us launch our small business!
Interested in finding out more about EVR? Learn more about our co-founders and where the inspiration for EVR came from.