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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Formula K Raceways

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

American Changer

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

Poly Products

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Penny Press

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Tear Repair

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Aquaventronics

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Max Flight

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Soft Play

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Embed

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

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Perfect Fry

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Extreme Engineering

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

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Laser Star

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Brunswick Bowling

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Knight Equipment

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Rio Syrup

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

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.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Bulbtronics

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Spectrum Sports

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

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.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

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.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Store on Wheels

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

Art Attack

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Johnny Rockets
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