Archive for Family Entertainment Center Reports

Allied Bowling Corp. Meets Industry Needs Large and Small

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Allied Bowling is a new and used capital equipment manufacturer of full-size and mini-bowling products. Specializing in supplying the WOW Factor for new family entertainment centers and bowling lounges, the company is focused on the latest and greatest in energy efficient LED products to enhance the customer experience. From LED lit gutters/capping  and pit lights, […]

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Allied Bowling Corp. Adds Alex Gonzalez to the Team

Allied Bowling Corp. Adds Alex Gonzalez to the Team

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Allied Bowling Corp. has announced the addition of Alex Gonzalez to its team. As one of the top string pinsetter mechanics in the nation, Gonzalez brings 25 years of industry experience as a master mechanic rebuilding and installing pinsetters and scoring. Additionally, Gonzalez will be responsible for technical support, will head up the pinsetter remanufacturing […]

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Sacoa Playcard® Teams Up with Switch® Bowling

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Developer of the Playcard® system, Sacoa has announced the conclusion of an integration project with Switch® Bowling. The Switch® Bowling terminal can now accept credits stored on a customer’s playcard as payment as well as check card balances in real time. It also adds credits to the customer’s card, accepting cash or other forms of […]

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Brooklyn Bowl Hires Brunswick Bowling for London and Vegas Locations

March 1, 2014 No Comments

Brooklyn Bowl has partnered with Brunswick Bowling & Billiards to provide bowling design, equipment and installations for two new venues. The combination of top-notch music, memorable food and bowling was the key to success for the Williamsburg flagship, which opened in 2009. Founders and owners Charley Ryan and Peter Shapiro are looking forward to introducing […]

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Word-of-Mouth Advertising: The Drawbacks

March 1, 2014 No Comments

“You reach a bigger audience when you go outside of your own circle. When you don’t, the size of your audience is limited to people who are already customers.” – Karen Kleber, manager, East Windsor Bowling and Recreation Center “I believe that a customer is more willing to express a bad experience than a good […]

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Connecting with Customers  <br/>Best Promotional Strategies

Connecting with Customers
Best Promotional Strategies

March 1, 2014 No Comments

By Holden Slattery The focus of the bowling industry’s marketing efforts is shifting away from print advertisements and mailed coupons and toward e-mail marketing, website content, and social media activity. What has not changed is the towering level of importance that bowling center owners place on providing great customer service and creating a fun atmosphere. […]

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Lazer Maze Challenge® Is Added at Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center

Lazer Maze Challenge® Is Added at Jonesville, Mich., Bowling Center

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Jonesville Lanes (L & J Lanes) in Jonesville, Mich., is the latest bowling center to add a Laser Maze Challenge® to their amusement offerings. Officially opened in October, 2013, L & J Lanes’ Laser Maze features Funovation’s Time Portal graphics, lighted door entry and newest innovation, Video Capture.  While a small footprint attraction, The Laser Maze Challenge® offers just […]

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A “Frenzy” Has Arrived in Fort Dodge

A “Frenzy” Has Arrived in Fort Dodge

January 1, 2014 No Comments

Fort Frenzy Family Entertainment Center is bringing fun to Fort Dodge, Iowa.  The new facility is opening its new custom Earth Quest themed laser tag arena designed by Creative Works (www.thewoweffect.com), a turnkey attraction.  When players step into this unique arena, they leave their normal lives behind them and enter an alternate universe.  Players are […]

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Building the Membership or Frequent Player Base

Building the Membership or Frequent Player Base

January 1, 2014 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Laser tag players young and old like to return to play again and again. That’s why many laser tag facilities implement membership or “frequent player” programs. With these programs, members can often track their game statistics, and even build their laser tag skills. “The most important aspect of the membership cards […]

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Glowing Reviews<br/>The Lighting and Glow Product Picture at  Roller Skating Centers

Glowing Reviews
The Lighting and Glow Product Picture at Roller Skating Centers

January 1, 2014 No Comments

When explaining the popularity of the “glow phenomenon” at roller skating rinks, Nick Champa said it’s not exactly rocket science. “Have you ever seen what it looks like when someone waves a glow stick around in the dark?” asked Champa, owner of Champ’s Entertainment Complex in Lexington, Ky. “A glow stick will put a kid […]

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Sponsors

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.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Extreme Engineering

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

American Changer

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Bulbtronics

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

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

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.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Formula K Raceways

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

Store on Wheels

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Brunswick Bowling

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

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Laser Star

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Spectrum Sports

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Art Attack

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

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Johnny Rockets
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys