Archive for September, 2010

Negotiating a Tenant Retail Lease

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Tenant leases are a tricky thing with lots of complicated phrases and boiler plate paragraphs.  One of the most important things when negotiating a lease is let the professionals in your court help you to negotiate the lease; it’s what they do for a living.  Do you have a good accountant?  Do you have a […]

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Business Systems: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

September 15, 2010 No Comments

What’s the difference between long-term, successful business owners and the unsuccessful, unhappy, beaten down, dreams squashed and my-savings-are-gone owners?  Sometimes it’s a lack of planning, education or close-mindedness.  It could be a capital shortfall, construction overruns, poor timing with the opening or bad location. Many times its arrogant leadership, outdated management philosophy or simply bad […]

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Sponsors

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Rio Syrup

Over 250 flavors, syrups and concentrates for shaved ice, sno cones, shushes, food colors. Now featuring Hawaiian Flower Cups.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

Premier vending supply for all of your vending equipment and supply needs.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

Fun Pro is an insurance program especially designed for party planners and party rental businesses.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Sureshot Redemption

One-stop source for prize redemption counters at entertainment centers.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Spectrum Sports

Climbing walls, ropes courses, go-karts and more.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Enchanted Castle Studios

Fiberglass statuary and figures for restaurants, mini-golf, theme parks and other attractions.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Art Attack

Theming, miniature golf, parade floats, 3D props, air-brushed murals, signage and art panels.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

Embed

Provides innovative IT products and services with a primary focus on card-based solutions and database applications for the leisure and retail industries.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Bulbtronics

A premier source for lamps, LEDs, batteries and lighting-related and electrical products.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Family Fun Corp.

Waterpark walls for rivers, bumper boat and splash down pools.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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