BCAW Annual Meeting, Awards Luncheon, Conference & Trade Show

2022 SAVE THE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT (12/31/21)
We are excited to let everyone know BCAW will again be meeting in 2022 in conjunction with the Tavern League of Wisconsin’s Fall Convention & Trade Show.  Our Annual Meeting, Awards Luncheon, Conference and Trade Show will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022 at the Wintergreen Conference Center and Clarion Hotel & Suites in Wisconsin Dells.  We have negotiated an exceptional room rate of $75/night for anyone wishing to stay there (Sunday through Thursday).   Look for more information Summer of 2022!

Announcement Regarding COVID Protocols (9/18/21)
BCAW is very excited to be able to meet in person this year and our venue the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley is looking forward to hosting our event! We are considering the safety of in-person attendees at this meeting our top priority. We will be following the current guidelines recommended by the CDC. If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 you should follow the CDC’s Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. People who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, should use prevention strategies, such as wearing masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette. Our decisions and preventive measures are guided by the requirements and recommendations by both the CDC and local health authorities in which BCAW will closely monitor changing conditions and decide if protocols will change. The responsibility for a safe and healthy event environment is shared among BCAW, our venue, and every participant. As part of your duty of care responsibilities, you should NOT attend if you:
* are experiencing, or within the 10 days prior have experienced signs and symptoms of COVID-19;
* believe that you may have been exposed to a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19; and/or
* have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and are not yet cleared as non-contagious by the health care team responsible for your treatment.

When: Monday, October 4, 2021
Where:  Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley (Appleton)
Price:  $59 for BCAW members; $69 for non-members

Agenda:
10 – 11:30 a.m.  BCAW Annual Meeting
Updates on the association’s programs for the coming year and conducting elections for positions on the BCAW Board of Directors are done. (There is no charge to attend just the BCAW Annual Meeting but you do need to register.  On-site registration only as of 10/1/21.)

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.  “Celebration of Excellence” Luncheon  Join us in recognizing this year’s BCAW Award of Excellence recipients.  Read about each of them in our news release.

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.  “Improve Your Digital Marketing Game” with Rocky Bush, Creative Ninja
Fresh from this year’s BPAA Bowl Expo, unpack the layout of your digital marketing game plan with Creative Ninja, Rocky Bush. This session will outline the key necessities for your website which serves as the foundational piece. For social media, Rocky will show you the importance of Facebook and Instagram and how to creatively grow brand awareness, drive revenue, and increase search engine optimization.

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.  “What’s YOUR Game Plan?” an interactive facilitated panel discussion to help bowling center owners of all sizes navigate through the tough decisions necessary to protect the future of their business.
Think it will never happen to you?  Not in your family?  Hear from two BCAW member proprietors, both second-generation owners about how a death in the family affected their business.  We also have the former owner of a second generation supper club who after 30 years, recently sold his business and will share his family’s story.  Learn how developing an “exit strategy” will help ease the transition of ownership whether voluntarily (through retirement or the sale of your center) or involuntarily (through death or disability of an owner or family member).  We have also assembled experts in the field of business planning and valuation, to include critical information specific to the bowling industry. This session is designed to help all bowling center owners . . . a new generation of first time entrepreneurs as well as seasoned long-time second, third and even fourth generation family businesses.
Our panelists will be:
Diane Mallow, Watertown Bowl 18 and Watertown Bowl North
Pete Riopelle, Village Bowl
Chris Marsicano, The Village Supper Club, Delavan
Jayne McQuillan, Journey Consulting, LLC
Mike Monroe, The Hansell Group & First Frame Management
Facilitator:  Roger Dalkin, BCAW Program Manager

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.   Trade Show
Join us for dessert as we network and mingle with our BCAW Supplier Members and other partners looking to help you in your business.

Trade Show exhibitors include (as of 9/29/21):

Alliance Insurance Centers (Commercial Insurance Broker)
BBBI/Kids Bowl Free (Bowling Promotion & Marketing)
Bobs’ Business (Bowling Supplier)
Brunswick Bowling Products
Classic Products (Bowling Supplier)
Flashpoint Designs (Bowling Jerseys/Apparel)
The Hansell Group (Full Service Bowling Center Broker)
Heartland Payroll & HR (Payroll & HR Services)
Journey Consulting LLC (Exit & Transition Strategy Advisors)
National Bowling Supply
QubicaAMF Bowling
Schemm Bowling Inc/SBI
SYSCO – BPAA SMART Buy Partner
WDB, Inc. (Commercial Financing/SBA Advisors)
WI State USBC/Bowler’sEd
Wisconsin Souvenir Milkcaps
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