BCSC Newsletter - Bowling Centers of Southern California

BCSC Newsletter
VOLUME 16, ISSUE 8
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
BCSC Annual Meeting
1
Dippin’ Dots
1
BCSC Partners
2-3
President’s Perspective
4
Executive Director’s
Report
5
CleanSource Returns
6
Bowlopolis
6
Cbeyond
7
New Smart Buy
Partners
8-9
Golf Tournament Recap 10-11
Siberian Chill
12
Santa Clarita Lanes
Watch & Wager
13
Coaching Seminar
14
Board of Directors
15
WBPI
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NEW OFFICE
ADDRESS!
As a reminder, the BCSC
office has a new home.
Please send all correspondence and payments to:
12655 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
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BCSC Annual Meeting to be held at
West Coast Bowling Convention
The 2012 BCSC Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the
West Coast Bowling Convention being hosted at the Red Rock Hotel in
Las Vegas. The convention will be held October 28-30 with the BCSC
Annual Meeting taking place on October 29. The meeting itself is free to
all BCSC members but does not include registration to the convention or
hotel accommodations.
If you wish to attend the
convention, you are in for
a treat. You will enjoy a
highly discounted nightly
rate at the world-class
Red Rock Hotel. PLUS,
convention registration
includes access to the
much-anticipated trade
show with dozens of vendors offering products or
services for your center at
a discounted rate. To cap
it off, there will be plenty
of educational seminars
with helpful tips on how
to improve operations at
your center. See the flyer
below for all the information and sign up today!
Dippin’ Dots Marketing
For all centers that have a Dippin’ Dots
machine, remember to promote the product on
scoring monitors and elsewhere whenever
possible. You might be surprised how this can
drive sales especially during the hot summer
months!
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BCSC PARTNERS
American Consulting Group
Eric Martin
23361 Madero, Suite 220
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
800-747-8666
[email protected]
www.american-consulting.com
Beach City Wholesalers
Tom Dreher
2021 W 17th St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
562-355-4074
[email protected]
Bowling Music Network
Adam Melrose
787 Adelaide St North, Suite 2
London, Ontario, CN N5Y 2L8
866-684-8324 x226
[email protected]
Cbeyond
Don Townsend Jr.
310-594-4294 - direct
[email protected]
www.cbeyond.com
CleanSource Inc.
Larry Zill
5635 Union Pacific Ave
Commerce, CA 90022
818-634-6268
[email protected]
CCTV CameraScan
Andy Andersen
206-465-6486
[email protected]
www.cctvcamerascan.com
Complete Bowling Supply
Bob Andrews
800-426-8789 or 59-314-5502
[email protected]
www.cbsbowling.com
Dippin’ Dots
John & Cheryl Hiller
27530 Newhall Ranch Rd.
Valencia,. CA 91390
661-510-8348 • 661-857-3274
eBowl.biz
Carey Tosello
541-549-0999
[email protected]
Eldorado Hotel & Casino
John McGinnes
888-808-7720
[email protected]
Family Amusement Corporation
Stephen or Robert Peck
876 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
323-660-8180
[email protected]
www.familyamusement.com
HPSI Hospitality
Spencer Gonzalez
1 Ada, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92618
949-250-4774
[email protected]
HPSI is a national, group purchasing, service company
that negotiates contracts, collects rebates, and audits
invoices for our consumers in the food service, bowling,
hospitality, and healthcare industries.
Herzog Insurance Agency
Bob Herzog
235 Main Street
Pleasanton, CA 94566
800-300-1303
[email protected]
Hyperseal, Inc.
Jim Busch and RC Autry
34-901 Spyder Circle
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-324-7900
[email protected]
www.hypersealinc.com
iZigg Mobile Media
Lucas Cantoni
661-645-8799
www.izigg.com/getmobile
[email protected]
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BCSC PARTNERS
Kids Bowl Free
Bruce Davis
239-389-9583
[email protected]
www.KidsBowlFree.com
The Lighting Store
CJ Fox
1213 East 10th St. North
Newton, IA 50208
641-791-3397
[email protected]
www.soundandlightkaraoke.com
Lind Shoe Company
David Wiggins
6620 Southpoint Dr., Suite 501
Jacksonville, FL 33216
800-950-4568 x201
[email protected]
www.linds.com
Lind Shoe Company supplies USBC-approved pins, house
shoes and balls, essential items for pro shops. No-hassle
warranty on all products. Contact us at [email protected]
Mischel & Company
Bowling & Entertainment Centers
Full-Service Brokers, Appraisers and
Financial Advisors
Ken Mischel
37 Tunapuna Lane
Coronado, CA 92118
619-423-2001 or [email protected]
Murrey International, Inc.
Bill Snoberger
14150 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90061
310-532-6091
www.murreyintl.com
[email protected]
National Planning Corporation
Vayle Floria
752 Town and Country Road
Orange, CA 92868
714-750-3090 ext. 110
Fax: 714-750-3091
[email protected]
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Pepsi
Steve Haase
6261 Caballero Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
714-522-9769 - Office
714-920-6964 - Cell
[email protected]
Property Tax Solutions
Ricky Dennis
4607 Lakeview Canyon Road #502
Westlake Village, CA 91361
818-707-0774
[email protected]
www.ptscac.com
QubicaAMF
Joe Roussin
190 S. Summertree Road
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
714-974-9436
[email protected]
www.qubicaamf.com
QubicaAMF, the leader in new bowling center development and
existing center modernization, bowling equipment and support
services.
Team Cobra Products
Brenda Shaffer
800-336-7784
[email protected]
www.cobraproducts.com
US Bowling Corporation
Brent Dyer
5480 Schaefer Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
909-548-0644
Fax: 909-548-0556
[email protected]
VISTAR
Dan Walsh
1975 E. Locust St. #B
Ontario, CA 91761
909-673-1780
[email protected]
www.vistar.com
Western Bowling Proprietors’ Insurance
Larry Linder
1535 E. Shaw Street, Suite 100
Fresno, CA 93710
800-200-9998
Fax 559-227-4461
[email protected]
Western Pacific Bowling Supply
Chuck Sager / Lee Haxton
1216 W. Grove Avenue
Orange, CA 92865
714-974-1733
[email protected]
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President’s Perspective
August 2012
As you know, I make the long trip to Las Vegas quite a bit. I know that
stretch of I-15 almost better than the streets of Fountain Valley. I know
all the small towns, mile markers and pit stops from Barstow to the infamous Zzyzx Road.
I have traveled across the desert for everything from sweepers to Bowl
Expo to even a fun weekend away. In spite of having made Sin City one
of the most traveled destinations for my odometer, I am still pretty excited to be heading back
there this October for the West Coast Bowling Convention and BCSC Annual meeting. This
will be the first time the WCBC will be held in Vegas, and it has been three years since our
association has be teamed up with our Nor Cal counterparts to hold our annual meeting.
If you are looking for a good reason to make the trip, there are plenty. First off, it’s Vegas which
I think gets a good amount of interest in and of itself. I know many people from So Cal held off
going to Bowl Expo this year, because it was in Reno. We all know there is no other place on
the planet like Vegas to have some fun and blow off some steam. Better yet, the event is happening at Red Rock Casino which is one of the most beautiful resorts in town. If you haven’t
had the chance to check out Red Rock Lanes, it is pretty amazing. The convention will be holding some special events in their VIP lanes to make everyone feel like the rock stars.
Of course with the BCSC Annual Meeting being held in the middle of the convention, I would
encourage everyone to come and stay active in the association that you pay for with your hard
earned money. This is your chance for your voice to be heard by your fellow members and the
board of directors. The BCSC is enjoying a very healthy economic outlook, and we need to hear
from you as to what direction we should be moving to improve bowling in our communities. No
matter how odd the idea, I promise we will listen and consider everything to help make this
organization what you want it to be.
On top of all of this, there is a packed schedule of educational seminars and fun social events
that will keep your days and nights full. As a reminder, the BCSC Annual Meeting is free for all
members to attend. However, I hope you will consider staying for the entire event. For the modest registration fee and the discounted hotel rate, the entire package is a pretty impressive deal.
I hope you will be making the trip…. I’ll meet you half way at the thermometer in Baker!
Best,
Gary Forman
President - Bowling Centers of Southern California
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Executive Director Report
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I am happy to report that my sunburn from the BCSC golf tournament has
subsided. A little red skin was well worth the fun in the sun last month. It
was a priceless day full of laughs and some questionable bending of golf’s
rules.
As usual, some eye-popping scores were posted by every foursome. This of course was accomplished with the combination of the tournament’s scramble format and the help of the famous
“Cheat Bags” designed by Buena Lanes’ Dina Fink. The latter is a batch of helpful tools designed
to get that little white ball just a bit closer to the hole without hurting your score. This goes beyond the classic mulligan. A smart use of the “Foot Wedge” or “Hand Toss” shaves strokes off
your score like a razor blade.
As my team traveled the course, I realized the similarities my time on the course had to a day at a
bowling center. Each hole was like trying to navigate through a day of business. Whether it is a
dog-leg left, an unexpected trip to the sand trap or a sharp break in a green, there are plenty of
obstacles you have to deal with. By identifying your staff’s strengths, you can decide who can
nail that long chip shot or knock down a tough putt.
I would like for each of you to think of the BCSC as that handy bag-o-tricks. If you are ever in a
bind or need help with a certain vision you have for the center, pick up the phone and give the
BCSC office a call. We are here to improve how you do business and help sink that next hole-inone.
I would be remiss without thanking everyone that helped make this year’s golf tournament a success. To all the volunteers: Dina Fink, Craig Goodman, Gary Forman and Chris Holmes; thank
you for your tireless efforts. Much appreciation to our major sponsors: Pepsi, Station Casinos,
Coast Casinos and South Point Casino. Also, thanks for the donations from Dippin’ Dots,
Western Bowling Proprietors Insurance, Western Pacific Bowling Supply, Vistar, Herzog Insurance. And lastly, a tip of the cap to Black Gold Golf Club for yet another great year.
See you next year!
Scott Frager
Executive Director
Bowling Centers of Southern California
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BCSC Welcomes Back Clean Source as Partner
The BCSC is proud to welcome back Clean Source
an official partner.
as
Since 1956, CleanSource has applied its skills and
experience as the Cleaning Supply Experts to work
closely with customers supporting their businesses.
This straightforward Brand Promise has elevated CleanSource to the fastest-growing distributor in California.
CleanSource's product solutions and value-added services have helped businesses to prosper
while maintaining safe, healthy environments for their customers and employees.
CleanSource understands that approximately 90% of facility maintenance costs are linked
directly to labor. So they focus on delivering
exceptional values in labor-saving products and
strategies - maximizing human resources and
allowing businesses to direct their efforts in
more profitable directions.
Your “Go-To-Guy” at Clean Source is Larry
Zill. Larry will be happy to sit down with you to
discuss your center’s cleaning supply needs.
Keep an eye out next month for a special announcement on how Clean Source can save you
TENS OF THOUSANDS. More details to come.
Larry can be reached at 818-634-6268 or
[email protected]
Bowlopolis.com is a FUN and entertaining way for youth to
keep bowling top of mind. Link Bowlopolis.com to your
center website!
Also, Bowlopolis has now introduced brand new party
materials for your birthday parties!
Contact Tennelle Milligan at [email protected]
for more details.
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New Smart Buy Partners
The BPAA announced nearly a dozen new Smart Buy partners at Bowl Expo each giving exclusive discounts
to member centers on products and services. These special rates cannot be found anywhere else!
BCSC Golf Tournament Gets High Marks & Low Scores
The 30th annual BCSC Golf Tournament brought a day of fun and beautiful weather to the Black Gold Golf
Club on July 25. Fifteen foursomes hit the course to battle it out for the low round of the day. Scores well below par were the norm with the combination of the scramble format and popular “Cheat Bag” that featured
such useful tools as mulligans and the “Foot Wedge”. At the end of the day, Vayle Floria from BCSC Partner
National Planning Corp walked away with the title once again while Team Buena Lanes earned the newly created “Odd Ball Team” award. The most exciting moment of the day went to TJ Doop who came three inches
away from winning $25,000 on the special event hole.
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Pepsi introduces Siberian Chill™ Gourmet Frozen Dispensed Slush Beverages. Offering more than
30 mouthwatering slush flavors including Fruit Flavors and Frozen Cappuccino Products, 100%
juice based fruit flavors, bag-in-box juices, bar mixes and beverage concentrates. All of the Slush
Fruit Flavors are fortified with 100% RDA of Vitamin C in each 12 ounce serving. All of the Frozen
Cappuccino Flavors have flavor profiles patterned after leading "coffee house" products with espresso coffee extracts. All frozen slush flavors are specifically formulated to produce a rich flavored,
smooth textured, vibrantly colored frozen dispensed beverage that will please the palate of even the
most discerning consumer.
And best of all, purchases of Siberian Chill products are eligible for Pepsi rebates. If you already
have Siberian Chill in your center, you need to fill out the enclosed form to begin receiving the
rebates as part of your normal checks.
For more info, contact Roger Perezchica at (949) 643-5764 or
[email protected]
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Santa Clarita Lanes opens an off-track
horse betting satellite
On July 14, Tom Cristi, proprietor of Santa
Clarita Lanes, proudly opened a “Watch &
Wager Mini Satellite” for horse racing.
Tom made the decision to convert his large
bar/restaurant area into the betting facility a
few months ago. The result? A world-class
venue with nearly two dozen high-definition
televisions showing horse racing from all over
the world.
Patrons can choose to bet either through one of
the electronic betting machines or through a
ticket counter employee who also pays out
winnings.
Tom hopes that his new venture will bring
new people to his center who will place some
bets, have a beer and maybe even bowl a few
games. Either way, I think we can easily say
it’s a winner by a long shot!
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BCSC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GARY FORMAN
President
Fountain Bowl
17110 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
P: 714-963-7888
F: 714-965-1158
[email protected]
STEVE DAVIS
Zodo's - Bowling & Beyond
5925 Calle Real
Goleta, CA 93117
P: 805-967-0128
F: 805-683-4379
[email protected]
DINA FINK
Vice President
RON PLANDER
CRAIG GOODMAN
Secretary / Treasurer
JIM HORNUNG
Buena Lanes
1788 S. Mesa Verde
Ventura, CA 93003
P: 805-656-0666
F: 805-656-0774
[email protected]
Santa Clarita Lanes
21615 W. Soledad Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
P: 661-254-0540
F: 661-254-7562
[email protected]
TONY SANDS
Jewel City Bowl
135 S. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205
P: 818-243-1188
F: 818-243-6260
[email protected]
Harley’s Simi Bowl
480 E. Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
P: 805-526-4212
F: 805-526-9829
[email protected]
Yorba Linda Bowl
18171 Imperial Highway
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
P: 714-777-3818
F: 714-777-1803
[email protected]
DAVID GARBER
Station Casinos
1301 W Sunset Rd
Henderson, NV 89014
P: 702-495-4249
[email protected]
stationcasinos.com
Bowling Centers of Southern CA
NEW ADDRESS EFFECTIVE MAY 1:
12655 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Scott Frager, Executive Director
Phone: 818-789-0900
Fax: 818-783-2874
E-mail: [email protected]
www.socalbowling.com
WILL MOSSONTTE
Empire Bowl
940 W. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA 92374
P: 909-793-2525
F: 909-792-4183
[email protected]
RON BRISENO
Vista Entertainment Center
435 W. Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083
P: 760-941-1032
F: 760-974-3427
[email protected]
JOE SAMUEL
Victor Bowl
12277 Mariposa Road
Victorville, CA 92393
P: 760-241-7396
F: 760-241-1309
[email protected]
STEPHANIE MAURER
Irvine Lanes
3415 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92715
P: 949-786-9625
F: (949) 786-6346
[email protected]