Archive for November, 2011

PartyCenterSoftware.com About to Release Two New Features

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Party Center Software, which offers online party booking and an event management tool designed to increase party bookings and eliminate unnecessary labor costs, has announced two new features coming later this year, The RSVP Module and Automated Email Marketing Integration. The RSVP Module will have both online and offline RSVP capabilities that will be wrapped […]

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Color-Your-Own Birthday T-Shirts Are Available from Sureshot Redemption

Color-Your-Own Birthday T-Shirts Are Available from Sureshot Redemption

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Looking for something unique to offer birthday parties?  Color-Your-Own Birthday T-Shirts are available from Sureshot Redemption. The shirts are designed with a birthday theme that can be designed and colored in and can also be used to write birthday wishes from party guests. Offered in small, medium, large and extra-large. Custom designs are available.

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It’s Tee-Time On The GolfCourt™ at Fort Sill

It’s Tee-Time On The GolfCourt™ at Fort Sill

November 2, 2011 No Comments

New Modular Golf Learning/Practice Center  Installed on a Tennis Court The once popular trio of tennis courts at the Fort Sill Army base just weren’t getting the traffic they once did. But with the increasing popularity of golf and the base’s revamped Golf Club, more practice area for personnel, their families and base patrons was […]

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10 Top Tips for Motivating Staff

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Be a leader and make your presence known – lead through experience and competence and not title or position. Strive to communicate effectively, including getting feedback and listening to staff. Give employees regular feedback and let them know when they are doing good work and when they are not. Lead by example and let your […]

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Appreciated and Motivated: Staff Training Tips from Mini-Golf and Go-Kart Facilities

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The success of almost business can usually be traced to providing great customer service, which fosters a high level of customer satisfaction.  In turn, ensuring this can be linked to motivated employees.  Too often, however, businesses assume that offering more money is the best way to motivate employees.  While there is no doubt that compensation […]

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Brunswick Outfits New Indoor Fun Center in the Heart of Outdoors Wonderland

November 2, 2011 No Comments

A Brunswick project, Moose Alley bowling and family entertainment center in Rangely, Maine, opened last spring as a 10-lane center that also houses a three-table billiards room with shuffleboard and darts, a prize redemption arcade, a private party room for gatherings of up to 50 people, and an extensive snack bar with full bar and […]

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The Untold Stories and the Unsung Heros: <br / >How Bowling Centers Keep Equipment in Top Shape

The Untold Stories and the Unsung Heros:
How Bowling Centers Keep Equipment in Top Shape

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Bowling. The word conjures up memories of lazy afternoons or energetic evenings spent amid the roar of the alley, surrounded by friends and family who cheer on the strikes and groan at the gutter balls.  Bowling is the top-ranked participatory sport in the United States, attracting nearly 70 million bowlers in 2009, according to the […]

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Scotties Skateland Becomes Scotties Fun Spot: <br />$2.5 Million Expansion Keeps a Community Staple Rolling

Scotties Skateland Becomes Scotties Fun Spot:
$2.5 Million Expansion Keeps a Community Staple Rolling

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Robert (Bob) Scott was born and raised in the roller skating business, as was his son, Jeff Scott. Bob’s father, Albert (Scottie) Scott started the business in 1936 when he operated his first rink in an upstairs hall. In 1939 he built a semi-portable rink that he operated in Hamilton, Ill., during the spring and […]

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Why Customers are Happily Bowling

Why Customers are Happily Bowling

November 2, 2011 No Comments

By Bart Burger During a period when an increasing number of sporting industries and activities are competing for the attention of time-starved and cash-strapped consumers, Americans are turning to a classic pastime – naming bowling the nation’s number-one participatory sport (activities that typically require more than one individual to be played).  The findings, which are […]

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A Look at Lazer Frenzy

A Look at Lazer Frenzy

November 2, 2011 No Comments

The Lazer Frenzy from Creative Works Theme Factory lazer maze is heating up arcades around the country with its great ROI results from operators reporting in with sales figures. After winning the IAAPA best new product award, Lazer Frenzy has been placed in multiple entertainment facilities around the globe including bowling centers, fun centers, theme […]

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Sponsors

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

American Changer

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

Laser Star

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

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.

Richie\’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Sureshot Redemption

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

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.

Extreme Engineering

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Tear Repair

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Max Flight

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Bulbtronics

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Soft Play

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Store on Wheels

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

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Knight Equipment

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Formula K Raceways

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

Poly Products

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Rio Syrup

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

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.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

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.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Embed

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Money Tree – ATM

ATM machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Spectrum Sports

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

Penny Press

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Spectrum
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