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Food Service Spotlight AZA Report – Controlled Quality: Keeping Food Service Payroll Costs Down Observing and anticipating attendance and sales patterns is a crucial aspect of controlling food service payroll costs at zoos and aquariums. Although certain events – such as spring break or a new exhibit – may be “no-brainers” in terms of staffing […]

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Sponsors

Brunswick Bowling

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

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.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Tear Repair

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Poly Products

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Formula K Raceways

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Max Flight

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Laser Star

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

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.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

American Changer

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Rio Syrup

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

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.

Perfect Fry

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Penny Press

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Soft Play

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

Knight Equipment

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Extreme Engineering

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Store on Wheels

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Embed

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Bulbtronics

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Johnny Rockets
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