I want to thank all of you who attended this year’s CAPITAL IDEAS Annual Convention and Trade Show in Lansing! I hope you truly enjoyed the outstanding education, networking and camaraderie. If you were unable to attend, I urge you to mark your calendars and attend next year, you will not regret it.
This letter is bittersweet for me as I conclude my time as your association president. It has been an incredible two years for me. I have had a lot of fun and I think the bowling industry is strong. I have learned a tremendous amount attending both the Bowling Summit in Charleston, South Carolina and Bowl Expo in Nashville, Tennessee in the past 12 months.
We have also worked through some challenging items during my tenure - including finding a new Executive Director. I think Bo Goergen will continue to do an outstanding job for us in the coming years.
We sold the BCAM office building and became a tenant in the same building, which reduced both the risks associated with being a property owner and freed up capital that can be put to better uses by the association as we serve our member centers.
I would like to give my heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have supported me and for being a friend during my journey. I am excited for our incoming President, Phil Huffman. He has been a tremendous resource for me and chaired this year’s convention committee. I also want to thank the members of the Board who have supported me and have shared valuable insight to help keep our association growing and going forward
I am confident that the Association is in great hands!
In closing, I wish you a great Fall season!
Randy B. Crim
Northern Lights Recreation
Harbor Springs, Michigan