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This Is The Story Of “Everyman”

Instead of my usual marketing blog, I wanted to put on my other hat as Marketing Consultant to BVL and ask you folks for some help. Even during these “pandemic Times” I know that bowling proprietors have hearts of gold and are the most generous people I know. Please read…

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Everything Old Is New Again

Are you struggling to floor new leagues or “frequency programs” as I like to call them?There exists a segment of people, although I can’t tell you how large it is – but I think pretty substantial- as we all know who are interested in one stop shopping; interested, especially in…

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Strange Days Indeed, Mama

OK. We all know the past year has been challenging. But how challenging has it been? According to recent statistics from NIH, 40% of adult Americans are on some kind of anti-anxiety or anti-depressant drug. This is up from 16% back in 2015.To put this number in a clearer perspective,…

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Christmas Is Just A Few Clicks Away

“OK”, you are saying, “Fred, you have really lost it. You want me to start thinking about Christmas? In my bowling center? You are kidding, right? I will be lucky if I get two parties; on the lanes; in masks!Not so fast there, Bunkie. A recent article in the Sunday NY Times…

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Success

Hello, I thought I would resend this blog I put out just before Covid 19 hit. Little did I know that success would be measured a bit differently today than back in early March?  Or will it really? Yet, as a proprietor, I know that success has been just paying…

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Backfield In Motion

It has been 5 weeks since my back surgery and what I thought would be a ten day to two-week recovery has turned into a long physical therapy program that still has about 21 more weeks to go.However, what can you expect when you have an erector set implanted on…

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Just Wondering

This is not a political blog. For the last 8 years or so that I have been blogging I have done my best to stay away from being political, at least on this forum. But today, I have to ask a question.I’m just wondering. What the heck happened to us?Racial…

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Centers are starting to open up and are doing so with great alacrity and innovativeness. I always said that bowling proprietors are some of the most ingenious people I know who are consistently good at developing new ways to engage customers. Of course, some do it better than others, but all…

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