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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Formula K Raceways

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

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Perfect Fry

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

American Changer

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

Max Flight

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Bulbtronics

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

Laser Star

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

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.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Embed

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Soft Play

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

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.

Aquaventronics

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Tear Repair

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

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Extreme Engineering

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

Knight Equipment

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Art Attack

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Penny Press

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Rio Syrup

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Poly Products

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

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