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 Many times its arrogant leadership, outdated management philosophy or simply bad […]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

Penny Press

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

American Changer

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Knight Equipment

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Poly Products

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Sureshot Redemption

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Cost of Wisconson

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

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

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.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Perfect Fry

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Rio Syrup

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

Store on Wheels

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Aquaventronics

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Laser Star

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

Bulbtronics

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

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.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Tear Repair

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Soft Play

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Max Flight

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Art Attack

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Formula K Raceways

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

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