Archive for October, 2011

How Many Bosses Do Your Employees Really Have?

October 31, 2011 No Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel This may appear to be a redundant question: How Many Bosses Do Your Employees Really Have? You might say “one,” but it probably is more than you think. Who Is a Boss? Most employees will respond to any person of a higher rank, but, ideally, an employee should only have to […]

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Keeping Food Service Equipment in
Top Shape at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

October 31, 2011 No Comments

Investing in food service equipment is a smart move for owners and operators of leisure entertainment facilities; after all, food service has the potential to significantly bolster the bottom line. However, getting the most from any food service equipment acquisition is contingent on keeping that equipment in top shape. Proper food service equipment maintenance starts […]

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Stoelting to Exhibit 3D Glasses Cleaner at IAAPA

Stoelting to Exhibit 3D Glasses Cleaner at IAAPA

October 28, 2011 No Comments

Stoelting Cleaning Equipment will be introducing its new 2500-3D, a state of the art 3D glasses cleaner, at the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Fla., in Booth #3064. The 2500-3D is an aqueous batch cleaning system that automatically cleans 3D glasses to a high degree of cleanliness, removing light oils such as finger prints […]

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Business Strategies: The Importance of Uniforms at Leisure Entertainment Facilities

October 17, 2011 No Comments

Like most employers, owners and operators of many leisure entertainment facilities support the unique characteristics of everyone who works for them. However, when it comes to attire, they favor a bit less individuality and, accordingly, mandate that staff members wear uniforms. While some employees may balk at the prospect of donning the same clothing as […]

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Staying Connected Through Stories

October 10, 2011 2 Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel People ask me how I collect so many business and personal stories. Well, our family has been blessed with good memories and the ability to gather events from daily life; applying them to lessons learned. Why Are They Needed Social network organizations identified that we were becoming a socially fractured society. […]

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Business Strategies: Attracting Patrons to Leisure Entertainment Facilities with Coin-Operated Games

October 5, 2011 No Comments

Coin-operated games can not only be a lucrative business for leisure entertainment facilities; they can help to attract patrons as well. However, this is the case only when operators go the extra mile to make the games more appealing to patrons. “Games aren’t necessarily going to be the ‘draw’ for someone to come into a […]

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Sponsors

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Penny Press

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Max Flight

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Store on Wheels

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Cost of Wisconson

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Rio Syrup

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Laser Star

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Art Attack

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

Embed

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Poly Products

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

American Changer

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Extreme Engineering

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Knight Equipment

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

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.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference