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Mad Men

Marie and I have been watching the reruns of the TV show starring Jon Hamm as Don Draper. In the series called “Mad Men” Don Draper a 1960s Ad Man wrapped up in how to persuade the client to buy his idea and thus run the campaign HE designed. He…

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What Are You Counting?

I was reading a recent blog by Seth Godin where he talked about “so many things to count” and what is or isn’t important. He continues by saying “Perhaps it makes sense to count things where the counting tells us how to do better next time. And to count things…

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Time is a Jet Plane

The end of July is right around the corner and at BVL, our fiscal year closes July 31st.  And we need your help. BVL is bowling’s oldest and own charity having served veterans since 1942 Wouldn’t now be a good time to send any monies that you have collected to…

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I have a paperweight on my desk with the inscription, “I’m still learning.”  It’s engraved by the author, painter, inventor, writer and genius of many things, Michelangelo. Because of his belief, which I fervently share, I tune into YouTube videos, webinars and podcasts as frequently as I can about marketing,…

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Courage

Johnny Petraglia (standing) PBA Hall of Fame bowler and Vietnam War Veteran Everybody knows a Vet. They fought for our freedom with courage and valor. Whether he or she is a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or a colleague, won’t you support them? Just go to www.BVL.ORG and find one of…

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As the pandemic winds down, many of us may find ourselves back in the same “routine” of flooring bowlers. WE will call, solicit them in center, call dropouts, send emails and other social media platforms to generate NEW bowlers. But really, we will be shooting in the dark, especially if we do not have…

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It has been two years since the last Bowl Expo and within days it will be here. WE hope you are going and hope to see you there.We are, I am sure, all grateful for the opportunity to see our old friends, meet new friends and learn new strategies to…

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I’ve spoken with many proprietors in the last month, in my capacity as BVL’s marketing consultant and, for the most part, they are extremely happy that the pandemic, its ensuing regulations, and requirements have let them get back to the center and conduct business…as usual.Unfortunately, some of them haven’t taken…

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I know that most of you have run bad bowler leagues or have a ball leagues or adult youth leagues as well as other kinds of affinity leagues.So, when summer comes and you are looking for a revenue kick, besides rain, why not run a Bad Bowlers Tournament or Have…

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