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Frank Desocio in as new BPAA Executive Director

After a six month search, Frank Desocio has been named the new Executive Director of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA). This announcement was made after the last BPAA board of directors meeting, held at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Desocio will replace previous Executive Director, Steve Johnson, who resigned last […]

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Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at this year's International Bowl Expo luncheon

Former President George W. Bush to keynote speak and new options added to the 2014 International Bowl Expo

The Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America (BPAA) has added a few new features to this year’s registration package for the International Bowl Expo Xtreme 2014. This year’s event will be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida, from June 22-26. These ideas came from bowler feedback and previous Bowl Expo surveys. This […]

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Michael Ducat to be honored with the 2014 Victor Lerner Memorial Award

BPAA President, Cathy Desocio, announced during the BPAA Bowling Summit Industry Update and Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday that that former BPAA president Michael Ducat will be honored with the 2014 Victor Lerner Memorial Medal and induction into the BPAA Hall of Fame. Ducat, owner of Ducat Investments LLC and co-owner of Pincurean Entertainment Group, has been a member of the BPAA […]

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HCC Specialty becomes newest member of the BPAA Smartbuy program

HCC Specialty, the specialty insurance underwriting company, announced it’s new partnership with the Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America (BPAA). HCC Specialty will join the BPAA’s Smartbuy program, which allows members to benefit from the same purchasing power normally reserved for Fortune 500 companies. As part of the SmartBuy program, member centers will have access to HCC […]

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October Is National Learn To Bowl Month!

October is National Learn To Bowl Month and BPAA member centers have an opportunity to introduce new people to the sport, as a part of a national endeavor to help advance fall league membership, and earn a chance to win a share of $10,000 in cash and prizes! This October, every member center is encouraged […]

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Starbucks Founder and President Howard Behar announced as keynote speaker for 2014 Bowling Summit

Starbucks Coffee Company founding president, Howard Behar, was announced as this year’s “Thought Leader” keynote speaker for the 2014 Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Bowling Summit. The event will be held on January 18 – 21, 2014 at the Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, California. The BPAA Bowling Summit is an annual strategic mid-winter conference […]

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$100,000 “Extreme Bowling Center Makeover” goes to Choptank of Cambridge, Maryland

Last year, we published a post about a once-in-a-lifetime prize opportunity for bowling proprietor’s of a $100,000 upgrade to their facility. Choptank Bowling Center of Campbridge, Maryland is the recipient of that award. It was announced in June at the International Bowl Expo (IBE), that the center would receive the monetary prize as well as […]

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Bowling’s U.S. Open and “Battle Of The Sexes” will make history in Columbus, OH starting July 20th

History will be made in Columbus, OH on July 20th. Bowling’s U.S. Open will take over the city and professional bowling’s elite will do battle in an unprecedented “Battle of the Sexes” competition. This will mark a significant time in sport’s where each gender will compete on the same platform,  in a one-game bowl-off between the […]

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Turn occasional bowlers into regular customers with Perka!

The BPAA and Perka, a Smart Buy loyalty program based in Portland and NYC, have come up with an idea to turn the casual bowler into a regular bowler with a new customer rewards program. By giving customers the satisfaction of being recognized with increasing tiers of “perks,” and in turn providing real, meaningful intelligence to […]

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2013 BPAA Service Industry Award Winners Announced

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry’s premier trade association, announced the recipients of the 2013 Annual Service Industry Awards. These honors will be recognized during the BPAA’s annual meeting June 24 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. “Each year the Awards committee is challenged with many candidates in each category […]

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