The Bowling Proprietors Association of America (BPAA) has named Doug Bohannon of Queensbury its 2023 National Proprietor of the Year.
Bohannon, along with his wife Alison, own Kingpin’s Alley Family Fun Center in South Glens Falls along with Kingpin’s Alley in Latham.
Bohannon is a native of Glens Falls and is a 1985 graduate of Glens Falls High School. He has been in the bowling business for the past 25 years.
In 2013 Doug and Alison purchased their first bowling center in South Glens Falls. Over the past 10 years, the center has been transformed from a traditional bowling alley into a modern family fun center.
Bohannon credits his success primarily to his previous employer, Bowl New England, from which both of his centers were purchased.
“Having worked for one of the industry leaders for 13 years prepared me for what owning my own center would be like”, Bohannon said. “The knowledge and insight that I gained during my time with Bowl New England has been invaluable in growing a successful business.”
Bohannon is no stranger to award recognition as his South Glens Falls business was awarded the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2018. Also, in 2018 he was named the New York State Bowling Proprietor of the Year.
During his tenure with Bowl New England he won the 2011 Employee Of The Year, selected from within a company of 700-plus employees.
Bohannon is an accomplished bowler as well. He is a member of the Adirondack USBC Hall Of Fame.
He serves on a number of bowling related boards, including the national BPAA board of directors, the New York State USBC board of directors and the Adirondack USBC board of directors.
Bohannon will be presented his award by the BPAA at Bowl Expo on June 27 at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Fla.