BPAA announces 2008 Golden Pin Award recipients


    BPAA Awards

    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: 30 lanes or less Center Administration - Ron Boring, Tallmadge Lanes; Tallmadge, OH Customer Recruitment - Jim Ternes, Sierra Lanes; Oakhurst, CA Customer Service/Retention - Patrick Michael Jenkins, Spare Time Recreation Center; Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan (U. S. Navy) Employee Relations - Robert Todd and Belinda Thomas, Ocean Lanes Bowling; Lompoc, CA Revenue Generation - Bill Mossontte, Mission Hills Bowl; Mission Hills, CA; Valencia Lanes; Newhall, CA Food and Beverage Operations - Bruce F. Bartzen, Northwest Bowling Center; Naval Support Activity Norfolk; Chesapeake, VA 30 lanes and up Center Administration - Peter & Rosalie Scimone, Roseland Lanes; Oakwood Village, OH Customer Recruitment - Paul Kreins & Michelle Sidener, Bowl-ero Lanes; Lakewood, CO Customer Service/Retention - Brent Prentice, Cedarvale Lanes; Eagan, MN Employee Relations - Randy Hinkson, Brunswick Zone Deptford; Deptford, NJ Revenue Generation - Jan Watson, Strike and Spare Family Bowl; Knoxville, TN Food and Beverage Operations - Mark Platzer, Pinsetter Bar & Bowl; Pennsauken, NJ