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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

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.

Tear Repair

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Spectrum Sports

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

Laser Star

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

Penny Press

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Cost of Wisconson

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Bulbtronics

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Poly Products

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Store on Wheels

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Soft Play

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

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.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Max Flight

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

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.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

American Changer

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Knight Equipment

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

Perfect Fry

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

Aquaventronics

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Embed

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Art Attack

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Stoelting
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Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys