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FLETCHER MARKS 50 YEARS WITH LAI GROUP

Jacqueline Fletcher has reached a milestone anniversary with the LAI Group, having served as personal assistant to company Chairman Malcolm Steinberg for 50 years. Fletcher migrated to Perth, Australia, with her family in 1972 after having spent 11 years with the Singapore office of a Swiss-based company, F E Zeullig and Company. Upon arrival in […]

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SWITCH BOWLING ADDS GONZALES TO STAFF

Carlos Gonzales has been named a new sales and equipment consultant for Switch Bowling. Gonzales served in the U.S. Army, guarding the Peninsula Borders as a 14P Air Defender. As a squad leader, he earned the Overseas Award and the Army Achievement Award. After being honorably discharged, he now enjoys spending time with his wife […]

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UPSCALE BOWLING VENUE IN GREATER MILWAUKEE TO BE REVIVED

The iPic Theater, Pinstrike bowling center and Big Daddy’s Brew + Que restaurant opened to great acclaim in the Milwaukee area’s Glendale mixed-use development. But as retail shops fled the complex, foot traffic declined and the theater/bowling/dining concept ultimately was forced to close in 2018. Now, as developers work to revive the site, a similar […]

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BOWLING CENTERS OF SoCAL DOWNSIZES ITS BOARD

At the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Bowling Centers of Southern California, proprietors voted to accept the board’s recommendation to reduce the size of the board from 12 members to nine.  This reflects the smaller number of centers in the association today than at its peak, as real estate values and other factors have resulted […]

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BOWLERO SET TO ACQUIRE 3 CENTERS IN MILWAUKEE AREA

The strategy of Bowlero Corp. to acquire multiple locations in specific market areas has now found its way to Milwaukee. Bowlero has signed definitive agreements to acquire JB’s on 41 in Milwaukee, as well as the 48-lane Super Bowl Family Entertainment Center in Appleton and the 48-lane Sabre Lanes in Menasha. Bowlero’s business in Wisconsin now […]

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2 BRUNSWICK EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTORS TO JOIN FORCES

Valcke Bowling — Brunswick Bowling’s exclusive distributor in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, parts of Switzerland and many African countries — has acquired Hoops-The Bowling Company. Hoops has represented Brunswick in Germany, Austria, Luxemburg, and parts of Switzerland for decades. “We’re excited about this positive development for the Hoops family and Valcke […]

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BPAA ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Applications are being accepted for the Board of Directors of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America. One regional director, Abby Sieler, has completed her first term and is eligible for a second. She represents the Midwest Region (Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wyoming). Anyone with a minimum 5% ownership of a BPAA-member center in that region may […]

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2 SOUTH CAROLINA CENTER OPERATORS HONORED

Two member proprietors of the BPA of the Carolinas and Georgia recently were honored by the South Carolina USBC. Linda Gamble of Paradise Lanes in Spartanburg, S.C., received the Daniel Wetmore Memorial State Proprietor/Manager of the Year award, while Larry Nowack of Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Bowl was inducted into the South Carolina USBC Hall of […]

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NEW SCHOLARSHIP COMING FROM NEBRASKA STATE BPA

The Nebraska State BPA has introduced a new youth scholarship offering. Beginning in January of 2023, applications will open for the inaugural Donna Hogan Youth Scholarship Award, valued at $1,000. The winner of this award will be announced at the 2023 NSBPA Annual Meeting. The criteria and timelines will be announced in the coming months.

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