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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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Poly Products

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

American Changer

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Aquaventronics

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

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.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Spectrum Sports

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

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.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Soft Play

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Cost of Wisconson

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Rio Syrup

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Bulbtronics

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

Embed

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

A\’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Knight Equipment

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Laser Star

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Art Attack

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Store on Wheels

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Tear Repair

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Penny Press

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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