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National Association of Concessionaires Names Dan Kroeger as 2015 Mickey Warner Award Recipient

May 22, 2015 No Comments

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Dan Kroeger, president, CEO and chairman of Gold Medal Products Company has been named the 2015 Mickey Warner Award recipient. Kroeger will be honored on Thursday, July 23 at the NAC Membership Luncheon during The Concession & Hospitality Expo at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. The Mickey […]

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Triotech Announces a Substantial Expansion of Its Team

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Following its rapid development and major projects in all continents, Triotech is pleased to announce key promotions and additions to its team: Weitao Liu has been promoted to Managing Director for China; Vincent Brie recently joined the company as vice president for Site Operations; Harley Bostock has joined the company to lead the development of […]

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Fun Factory, Inc.’s Warren K. Asing Wins Award

May 22, 2015 No Comments

The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (NHCC) awarded Fun Factory, Inc.’s Warren K. Asing with an ‘Õ‘Õ Award last April at a gala at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Asing is the executive vice president/chief operating officer of Fun Factory, Inc., and has been an integral part of the Fun Factory management team for […]

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Amusement Centre HangOut Opens with Sacoa Playcard System

May 22, 2015 No Comments

HangOut, one of India’s leading Family Entertainment Centres, has opened a new location at the Pavilion Mall in Ludhiana, New Delhi, taking advantage of Sacoa’s Playcard System to manage their POS sales as well as their attractions and games. HangOut Ludhiana spans an over a 15,000 square foot area and utilizes Sacoa’s ColorShot readers for the operation […]

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Sacoa Completes Sould Park Installation in Spain

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Sacoa has deployed the Playcard system in one of the biggest of all 22 parks operated by Sould Park across Spain, in the Fuengirola marina in Costa del Sol, Málaga. Spreading over an area of 32,000 square feet, this is the 10th Sould Park location to install Sacoa’s HDT ColorShot readers for the operation of […]

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Sacoa Completes Qatar and Lebanon Installations

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Sacoa has recently completed the installation of its Playcard System in Go Fun, a huge indoor family entertainment center within the Landmark Shopping Mall, in Doha, Qatar. The location will utilize Sacoa’s HDT ColorShot readers for the operation of their numerous attractions consisting of video games, kiddie rides, redemption games and several rides, including a […]

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F2FEC 2016:  Dates and Cities Narrowed While the Theme of 10X Better Is  Enhanced at Amusement Expo

F2FEC 2016: Dates and Cities Narrowed While the Theme of 10X Better Is Enhanced at Amusement Expo

May 2, 2015 No Comments

Next year’s F2FEC experience will continue the same conference format of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and will again be scheduled in mid or late February, either February 16-18 or February 23-25. Locations under consideration, in addition to Phoenix, are Orlando, Clearwater/St. Petersburg, Miami, Tucson, San Diego and San Antonio. “The 2016 conference RFP is in […]

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F2FEC Conference Closes with Flair,  Announces Theme for 2016 Event

F2FEC Conference Closes with Flair, Announces Theme for 2016 Event

May 2, 2015 No Comments

The first F2FEC conference closed with two dramatic media presentations thanking the Alliance and Media Partners, singling out and recognizing every attendee in the room, introducing the 2016 conference dates and announcing “10x Better” as the theme for next year’s event. The sold-out inaugural experience was attended by more than 180 from the United States […]

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F2FEC 2015: Boost Loyalty and Sales with a Memory Business Mindset

F2FEC 2015: Boost Loyalty and Sales with a Memory Business Mindset

May 2, 2015 No Comments

By Pamela Kleibrink Thompson  Entertainment Centers (EC) may sell birthday packages, food and beverage, and tickets for rides, but their business is really creating memories. EC operators, regardless of industry segment, offer an experience that people remember. In a presentation about the memories business mindset at the inaugural F2FEC conference held in February in Phoenix, Dr. Lori […]

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High-Energy Solutions to Help Individuals Evolve and Rethink Their Businesses – The Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC)

High-Energy Solutions to Help Individuals Evolve and Rethink Their Businesses – The Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC)

May 2, 2015 No Comments

The first Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC) was held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix, Ariz., Feb. 24-26, 2015. Focusing on the entertainment center business and its future, as well as the people who make their living in the industry, the conference was the brainchild of industry experts Ben Jones, Rick […]

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Sponsors

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Store on Wheels

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

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Laser Star

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Max Flight

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Aquaventronics

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

Tear Repair

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

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Poly Products

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Spectrum Sports

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Sureshot Redemption

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Embed

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

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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.

Extreme Engineering

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

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

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.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Formula K Raceways

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

Perfect Fry

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

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Art Attack

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Bulbtronics

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

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Penny Press

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

Soft Play

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

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Rio Syrup

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

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.

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