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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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Embed

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Tear Repair

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Max Flight

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

Poly Products

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Bulbtronics

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Perfect Fry

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Formula K Raceways

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

American Changer

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

Aquaventronics

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

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.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Penny Press

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Soft Play

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Rio Syrup

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Spectrum Sports

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

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.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Art Attack

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Knight Equipment

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Laser Star

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Johnny Rockets
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Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys