BPAA Announces 2008 Golden Pin Award Recipients

Proprietors Recognized for Best Practices in Bowling Center Operations

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) is again recognizing ideas, tips and innovations in bowling center operations through the eighth annual Golden Pin Awards, formerly named BPAA Best Practices Awards.  The award presentation will be held during BPAA's Annual Membership Meeting on Monday morning, June 23rd at Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Hotel, which is held in conjunction with International Bowl Expo 2008 taking place in Orlando, Fla.
    BPAA is proud to once again recognize the leaders in the industry in the essential areas of bowling center management:  food and beverage operations, employee relations, center administration, customer service and retention, customer recruitment and revenue generation.  These proprietors are setting the standards when it comes to profit dollars in their centers.
    The process of reviewing nominations for these recognitions, which were submitted by not only BPAA member bowling center owners/managers but also industry leaders such as state bowling proprietor association executives, BPAA Board Members and others, began earlier this year.  The BPAA staff reviewed submissions and selected the winning proprietors in two size categories for each topic area, 32 lanes and up and 30 lanes or less (unless otherwise noted).

The 2008 Golden Pin Award Recipients are:

Center Administration
32 lanes and up
Peter & Rosalie Scimone
Roseland Lanes; Oakwood Village, OH

Center Administration
30 lanes or less
Ron Boring
Tallmadge Lanes; Tallmadge, OH

Customer Recruitment
32 lanes and up
Paul Kreins & Michelle Sidener
Bowl-ero Lanes; Lakewood, CO

Customer Recruitment
30 lanes or less
Jim Ternes
Sierra Lanes; Oakhurst, CA

Customer Service/Retention
32 lanes and up
Brent Prentice
Cedarvale Lanes; Eagan, MN

Customer Service/Retention
30 lanes or less
Patrick Michael Jenkins
Spare Time Recreation Center;
Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan (U. S. Navy)
 
Employee Relations
32 lanes and up
Randy Hinkson
Brunswick Zone Deptford; Deptford, NJ

Employee Relations
30 lanes or less
Robert Todd and Belinda Thomas
Ocean Lanes Bowling; Lompoc, CA

Revenue Generation
32 lanes and up
Jan Watson
Strike and Spare Family Bowl; Knoxville, TN

Revenue Generation
30 lanes or less
Bill Mossontte
Mission Hills Bowl; Mission Hills, CA
Valencia Lanes; Newhall, CA

Food and Beverage Operations
32 lanes and up
Mark Platzer
Pinsetter Bar & Bowl; Pennsauken, NJ

Food and Beverage Operations
30 lanes or less
Bruce F. Bartzen
Northwest Bowling Center;
Naval Support Activity Norfolk; Chesapeake, VA

 
    Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, the 75-year-old Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America represents the business interests of bowling center owners worldwide.
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