After having to postpone the 2020 ISBPA Annual Fall Meeting due to COVID, the ISBPA was able to hold their 2021 Annual Membership meeting at the Hotel Arista in Naperville, IL on November 14 & 15.
Here's what happened during the meeting...
Congratulations to Bob Stubler, he was the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Louis Petersen Award. This is the most prestigious and highest honor awarded in the state of Illinois. The recipient must be an Illinois residence and / or had a direct impact on the sport of bowling and / or the industry in the state of Illinois.
ISBPA Webmaster Kyle Cermak of KD Design & Development shared an “under the hood” reveal of ISBPA’s newly redesigned website and explained the new content and functions. This includes a new password protected area for members that will include a library of turn-key programs and promotions, sensitive member-only shared data, and local affiliated association access. Kyle comes from a multigenerational family of bowling proprietors, and the site will reflect that emphasis to help grow and assist our member’s businesses.
WBPI CEO Cameron Linder gave a 60-minute presentation for ISBPA Members to help them avoid violent incidents or if the worst should happen, on how to minimize the damage to your business.
Are You Leaving Money on the Table?
Amy Arcuri has been the architect and facilitator of the BPAA Smart Buy program since its inception more than a decade ago. Under her leadership, members are receiving cost reductions and/or cash rebates totaling in excess of $6.8 million per year! Amy reviewed the most utilized national programs (Pepsi /Sysco / US Foods / First Data / Music Licensing) plus numerous new partners such as Home Depot and DirectTV that will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars during the 2021-2022 season.
Black Tie Event’s Bob Pacanovsky discussed how you can use community and corporate events to fill holes in your schedule as well as develop a long-term revenue stream with a maximum return on investment.