2010 Las Vegas

Column

07/10/10

Industry's best honored at International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas By Mark Miller

Republished courtesy of Examiner.com (July 9, 2010)

2009BWAABotYLizJohnsonNormDuke_small.jpgMarkMillerExaminer_small.jpgPart of each International Bowl Expo is spent honoring the best the sport and business has to offer and the 2010 event June 28-July 1 in Las Vegas was no exception. The week started off with elections for the officers in the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. Liz Johnson (right picture on the left) and Norm Duke were honored as 2009 BWAA Bowlers of the Year.

Column

07/03/10

Return of U.S. Women's Open overshadows Sarah Palin's speech at Bowl Expo By Mark Miller

2011USWOLogo_small.jpg2010IBESarahPalin_small.jpgWhile Sarah Palin (r.) was the biggest name to appear at International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate took a back seat to an announcement made minutes after finishing her keynote address Wednesday morning. Palin learned of the return of the U.S. Women's Open in 2011 presented by the brands of Ebonite International.

Column

07/02/10

There must have been a New Jersey theme at International Bowl Expo By Joan Taylor

2010IBEJohnnyPetragliaTomMartino_small.jpgHappy Independence Day! I am back from the 2010 Bowl Expo and annual Bowling Writers Association of America (BWAA) Board and general membership meetings. For me, this trip is akin to country music fans going to Fanfare in Nashville annually. As the proverbial kid in the candy store, I hardly knew where to start. This year was exceptional as two of New Jersey's "favorite sons," Tom Martino (right, Majestic Lanes, Hopelawn) and Johnny Petraglia (left, multi-hall of famer, Jackson) received top honors.

2010 IBE

07/01/10

Sarah Palin says bowling centers are true slice of Americana because of their community ties By Mark Miller

Republished courtesy of Examiner.com (June 30, 2010)

2010IBESarahPalin2_small.jpgWhether you agree with her political views or not, Sarah Palin knows how to tailor a speech to her audience. Wednesday morning at the International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee (center) came well prepared to talk to a group of bowling center owners and industry leaders. "You are an audience full of fellow sports enthusiasts, that's how I view all of you," she said. "I grew up in a family of sportsmen.

2010 IBE

07/01/10

"Slice of Americana" - Sarah Palin hails growth and resurgence of bowling industry

Serves as keynote speaker at 2010 International Bowl Expo

2010IBESarahPalin_small.jpgStanding before a crowd of several thousand bowling industry leaders from across the world, former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin (pictured) gave a rousing keynote address at the 2010 International Bowl Expo. Highlighting the impact of bowling as the nation's number one participatory sport and a thriving industry, Palin brought the crowd to its feet during her 45 minute speech. The International Bowl Expo 2010 was held from June 27 to July 1 at the Las Vegas Hilton and Las Vegas Convention Center.

2010 IBE

06/29/10

BPAA celebrates bowling industry leaders at 2010 International Bowl Expo

Seven Bowling Industry Luminaries Honored for Their Significant Contributions in Helping to Fuel the Tremendous Growth of Bowling

2010IBELogo_small.jpg2010BPAALogo_small.jpgThe bowling industry kicked off the festivities at the 2010 International Bowl Expo by taking a moment to honor seven individuals who contributed significantly to the tremendous growth of the industry and the surging popularity of the sport. The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA)issued a series of industry awards celebrating individuals whose leadership helped deliver a historic year for the bowling industry.

2010 IBE

12/03/09

Sarah Palin strikes new ground as keynote speaker at International Bowl Expo 2010

SarahPalin2010IBEKeynoteSpeaker_small.jpgThe Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's leading trade association, announced today that the bowling industry rolled a strike, securing Sarah Palin (pictured) as the keynote speaker at this summer's International Bowl Expo 2010. The IBE 2010 is to be held from June 27 to July 1 at the Las Vegas Hilton and Las Vegas Convention Center. Ms. Palin's keynote speech is to take place during the general session on the morning of June 30 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

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