It’s long been said the golf course is where business deals get done.
Alan Slaughter said the bowling alley can serve the same purpose. And the weather doesn’t always have to be nice outside when the lanes are under a roof.
“When I was growing up, your big businesses and small businesses would get together [at the bowling lanes],” said Slaughter, manager of Lebanon’s Pro Bowl West. “It’s a chance for people to interact socially.”
To that end, Pro Bowl West will start a Wilson County Business League which will open Sept. 4 and run 16 Thursdays through Dec. 18. Teams will run four [men, women or coed] to a team.
“It’s for the professionals, businesspeople in the community,” Slaughter said. “The people who do business with other people.”
While Slaughter is trying to get businesses to intermingle, he said those companies are already booking dates at the alley for their employees.
“We have these companies come down for an outing,” Slaughter said. “We’re trying to get them all in together at the same time.”
In addition to the business league, other existing leagues will roll off their fall schedules Labor Day week, including the Men’s League, Senior League, Monday Coffee League, a group that meets at 1 p.m. every Thursday and a youth league at 10 a.m. Saturdays.
Bowlers from the Lebanon High, Friendship Christian and McClain Christian teams will bowl in the Saturday leagues. When the high school season rolls off in October, Pro Bowl West will serve as the home lane for Lebanon and defending Division II state champion Friendship, which has a banner commemorating its title in the facility.
To join a league, call Pro Bowl West at 615-449-3898 or go online at probowlwestlebanon.com.