Archive for October, 2012

The Idea Machine

October 23, 2012 No Comments

By Allen F. Weitzel                         The masses have spoken. I received several emails suggesting that I tackle the subject of how to get suggestions heard and/or how to successfully implement change within an entrenched organization. They are sister subjects. I will try to cover […]

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Sponsors

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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.

Poly Products

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

Aquaventronics

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

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.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

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.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Soft Play

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

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.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

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.

Rio Syrup

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

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.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Spectrum Sports

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

Art Attack

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Tear Repair

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Formula K Raceways

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Penny Press

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

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Laser Star

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Store on Wheels

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Perfect Fry

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

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.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

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