Archive for 2010

Will That Be Paper or Plastic?

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Amusement and Vending Machine Companies Discuss the Benefits of Paper versus Cashless Systems

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Laser Tag and Food Service: <br>Something to Chew Over

Laser Tag and Food Service:
Something to Chew Over

September 15, 2010 No Comments

Players in your laser tag arena have just spent the last 12 minutes zapping each other in the most exciting game of their lives. Many of these players have played at least one game so far and now the hunger pains are kicking in. What does your facility have to offer in the way of […]

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Better Safe than Sorry: Keeping Staff Safe, Aware and Alert

September 15, 2010 No Comments

No matter the industry, security and safety training are paramount to a business’ success. It’s a challenge that every owner, especially that of a small business, must find a solution to, in order to keep their staff safe, aware and alert—roller skating owners and operators are no different. Creating a safe environment for skating center […]

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Rules of the Game: <br>Inside the Dirty Job of Keeping Bowling Alleys Clean

Rules of the Game:
Inside the Dirty Job of Keeping Bowling Alleys Clean

September 15, 2010 No Comments

For 20 years, Jon Perper has been giving seminars about how bowling alley owners can keep their venues pristine. Sure, it may seem fairly simple. But Perper, president of Playdrome Bowling & Entertainment Centers with three locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, said keeping up appearances is a lot more complicated than it looks. “There’s […]

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Countering the Behavior of the Oblivious Customer

September 15, 2010 No Comments

An important part of running a great bowling center is to ensure that the center is safe for both employees and guests. Bowling center operators already know the potential hazards within their centers and the things that are to be done to avoid these hazards. Perhaps one of the biggest hazards in a bowling center […]

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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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Sound, Lighting and Special Effects Keep the Balls Rolling at Bowling Centers

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Whether the music is disco or country, the lights black or energy-efficient, adding special effects and sounds to a traditional bowling center can transform a night of pin busting into fun beyond the strikes and spares. Day or night, lanes lighted with black lights create an aura of fun for kids and adults as they […]

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Getting the Timing Just Right

August 1, 2010 No Comments

Which Comes First, The Site or the Feasibility Study?

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Are You Shrinking Your Market?

August 1, 2010 No Comments

For Birthday Party Success, Take a Hard Look at Your Practices

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Sponsors

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Sureshot Redemption

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Laser Star

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Penny Press

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Poly Products

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

American Changer

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Art Attack

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

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.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

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.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Embed

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Max Flight

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Knight Equipment

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

Extreme Engineering

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

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Rio Syrup

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Store on Wheels

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Cost of Wisconson

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

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference