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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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Tear Repair

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Art Attack

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

Soft Play

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Max Flight

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Spectrum Sports

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

Rio Syrup

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Perfect Fry

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

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Bulbtronics

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Brunswick Bowling

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Cost of Wisconson

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

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.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Poly Products

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

American Changer

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

Knight Equipment

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Embed

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Store on Wheels

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Penny Press

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Extreme Engineering

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

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.

Aquaventronics

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Laser Star

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

Johnny Rockets
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Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys