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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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.

Rio Syrup

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Laser Star

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Aquaventronics

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Bulbtronics

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Embed

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Formula K Raceways

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

Store on Wheels

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

Art Attack

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Perfect Fry

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Extreme Engineering

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tear Repair

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Knight Equipment

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Penny Press

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

Soft Play

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Sureshot Redemption

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

American Changer

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

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.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Max Flight

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Spectrum Sports

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

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.

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