21140 W. Capitol Drive,  Suite 5
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Toll Free: 1-800-229-3098 (Wisconsin Only)
Phone: 262-783-4292 |  Fax: 262-783-4590
Email: info@bowlwi.com
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Greetings from BCAW
by Steve Cieslewicz
Hello, hello, hello -

Is anyone out there? What can I say that will make an impact on a fellow proprietor or manager? Or maybe I should say, who will read this column? 

There are some startling numbers out there for open rates of email, texts, direct mail, blogs, etc. All I can say is if you are reading this article, I would have to bet that you are proactive. Which is really good. 

So you ask, where are you going with this Steve? In the 15 years of owning my center, I've always been a straight shooter. No, that doesn't mean I throw a straight ball. That means I tell it like it is. If I get bad or poor service, I tell them what I think. If I get great or phenomenal service, I praise them. The same goes with my employees. They need to know how they are performing as well. It just seems to be in this day in age that nothing is for long term anymore. When something that seems to be better comes along, everyone wants to drop what they are into and go to the next phase only to find out that most of the time they already had what you were looking for but didn't really know it?  

The key words are HONESTY and TRANSPARENCY. Two of the life lessons that really made me and our  little center to what it is today. Those 2 words will help a lot in creating long term partners for the future. So, the next time you have a new employee or salesman or just a friend, and you're thinking about a short or long term tenure with this person, establish right away that you don't beat around the bush and that you expect that in return. You will be pleasantly surprised on the effectiveness of what you can accomplish down the road.

Here's to the success of many.
 
Steve Cieslewicz
BCAW Calendar of Events
BCAW Town Hall Meeting
        April 10, 2018 @ GrandStay Milwaukee Airport 
        In conjunction with the Tavern League of Wisconsin Spring       Conference.
Wisconsin Adult Youth Scholarship Tournament - State Finals
        April 14 & 15, April 21 & 22, 2018 @ Lakeshore Lanes, Sheboygan 
Wisconsin Middle School Bowling Club State Championships 
        May 5, 2018 @ Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley, Green Bay 
Wisconsin Pepsi USBC State Championships 
        May 12, 2018 @ Bowl Winkle's (Girls) & Wagner's Lanes (Boys), Eau Claire
BCAW Scholarship Golf Tournament
        June 11, 2018 @ Foxfire Golf Club & Waupaca Ale House, Waupaca
BCAW Board of Directors Meeting
        June 12, 2018 @ Waupaca Ale House, Waupaca
BPAA International Bowl Expo 
        June 17 - 21, 2018 @ Paris Hotel and Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas 
WHSBC State Championship Results
by Yvonne Bennett
The 20th Annual Wisconsin High School State Bowling Championships were held at Dale's Weston Lanes in Weston. 

With 48 boys/coed teams and 26 girls teams, we saw the best in Wisconsin competing for team titles; while 94 boys and 54 girls vied for individual honors. 
When the competition was over, trophies, medals and $5,000 in scholarships were awarded.


BCAW Town Hall Meeting
In Conjunction with the Tavern League of Wisconsin Spring Conference
Date:  Tuesday, April 10, 2018; 4 - 6 p.m.
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LocationGrandStay Milwaukee Airport, Milwaukee
Cost:  FREE for all BCAW and TLW members
There is no charge to attend this BCAW member event; but you are asked to register in advance.

On the agenda:
BCAW Town Hall Meeting & Q&A
Steve Cieslewicz, BCAW President
Yvonne Bennett, BCAW Executive Director

Legislative Update
Scott Stenger, TLW Lobbyist

Finding, Hiring & Retaining Employees in Today's Job Market
Frank J.  Tamel


Win a 2018 Ford Mustang at Bowl Expo!


BPAA is proud to announce our newest promotion for the BPAA Pepsi Program. 

Promotion Runs:
February 25 - May 19, 2018

Purchase 10 cases of the focused product and you will be entered for a chance  to win a 2018 Ford Mustang to be awarded at BOWL EXPO June 21, 2018.


Start Polishing Your Clubs!  
The BCAW Scholarship Golf Tournament is Set for June 11, 2018!

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A must do annual fun golf tournament with many prizes, raffles and special events planned each year so everyone has a great time!   This event supports the BCAW Scholarship Fund which awards five $1,000 scholarships annually!

The 2018 tournament will be held June 11th at the Foxfire Golf Club in Waupaca. Get a foursome of friends together or sign up as an individual.


Chis Barnes Returning to Wisconsin State Middle School Championships

Though the sponsorship of 900 Global, BCAW is excited to announce  PBA star Chris Barnes will be back at Ashwaubenon Bowling Alley for the 2018 Wisconsin Middle School State Bowling Championships on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Singles competition will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by the team event at 1:30 p.m.

Welcome New Members!
New Members

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