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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

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.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Rio Syrup

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

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.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Tear Repair

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Store on Wheels

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

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.

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.

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.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Spectrum Sports

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

Poly Products

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Perfect Fry

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

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

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.

Aquaventronics

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

Embed

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Extreme Engineering

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Art Attack

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

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Soft Play

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

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Penny Press

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

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.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Max Flight

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

American Changer

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

Bulbtronics

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Spectrum
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Extreme Engineering
Funovation