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Building a Strong Foundation for Your Entertainment Center
What You Should Be Doing Before You Purchase that First Game or Attraction

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Featured Projects: Funhaven, Ottawa, Canada and ZCor Entertainment, Minnetonka, Minn. Funhaven Family Entertainment Center, Ottawa, Canada Target Opening Date: December 2011 “You need to be able to sustain your business at the worst times.” This is the answer that I was given when I asked Dave Ellis of Ellis Entertainment Partners what he felt was […]

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Digital Centre Is a Photo Booth Leader

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Digital Centre makes photo booths cabins with all the equipment included. The company’s products are installed in all types of locations and by event planners and home users. The company offers durable and reliable photo booths, with new retro design combined with improved software ideal for any high-traffic location.

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Brunswick Rolls Out Major Network System Upgrade

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Brunswick debuted Version 5 of its industry-leading Vector®Plus center network system at the 2011 International Bowl Expo last June. The update included significant enhancements that help bowling center proprietors improve cash management, simplify in-center marketing and further enhance the entertainment value of the bowling experience. Vector Plus 5 will ship standard to all new Vector […]

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Stern Pinball, Inc. Appoints President of Game Development

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Stern Pinball, Inc. recently announced that game designer George Gomez joins the Stern Pinball team as Vice President of Game Development. Gomez brings diverse creative and leadership experience, having designed arcade video games, consumer toys, console video games, slot machines and pinball games throughout his career.

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Bay Tek Games’ CEO Larry Treankler Wins Award

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Bay Tek Games’ CEO Larry Treankler was presented the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year award at the Business Recognition Luncheon early in the summer. This award is presented to a business person who has shown exceptional achievement and admirable community leadership qualities.

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Extreme Engineering Delivers Extreme Thrills to Largo Foods’ Adventure Park in Ireland

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, the largest supplier in climbing walls, Extreme Airs™ and adventure products in the world, delivered and installed an extreme zone for Largo Foods, the leading snack food manufacturer in Ireland.  Raymond Coyle, owner and president of Largo Foods, purchased eight Extreme Airs, a full round 35-foot-tall climbing wall and other adventure products for […]

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New Water Feature from SplashTacular Unveiled at Brighton Oasis Park

August 1, 2011 No Comments

An aquatic play unit with new, patent-pending technology opened this summer at Brighton Oasis family aquatic park in Brighton, Colo. This is the first aquatic play unit designed and installed by SplashTacular. The new play unit at Brighton Oasis offers 23 different features and is ADA-compliant.  The three-level structure includes two waterslides and a new, […]

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Digital Centre Photo Booths Were on Fire for the Fourth

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Since late last June, Digital Centre Photo Booths around the country experimented with Fourth of July backgrounds and frames. The units were updated automatically and the booths were a hit at all types of celebrations. The themed elements included flags, custom printed top hats, red, white and blue balloons, Independence Day fireworks and others.

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Commercial Zone Products Offers an Upscale Recycling Alternative

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Commercial Zone Products has introduced the new ArchTec Series. Parkview 1 and Parkview 2 steel slotted covered trash/recycling receptacles add an upscale look to any environment. Openings on both sides offer convenience. The containers feature an environmentally friendly metal trash bin with durable polyethylene dome lid that encourages recycling by including a set of decals […]

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SEGA Amusements and QuibicaAMF Form Strategic Alliance to Expand Service to the Leisure Industry

August 1, 2011 No Comments

SEGA Amusements Europe Ltd. and QubicaAMF Worldwide, two of the largest amusement and bowling equipment providers in the world, are proud to announce the beginning of a newly formed strategic alliance. This fusion between the two leaders will reinforce the distribution coverage and boost investor’s businesses with expanded product offerings to include a complete line […]

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Sponsors

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Perfect Fry

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

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Quik N' Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Formula K Raceways

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

American Changer

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Max Flight

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Bulbtronics

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Art Attack

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Spectrum Sports

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Embed

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

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Rides-4-U, INC.

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

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

Knight Equipment

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

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Brunswick Bowling

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

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.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Cost of Wisconson

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Extreme Engineering

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

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Rio Syrup

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

Aquaventronics

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

Lakeshore Merchandise (Smart Vending)

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

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

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

Sureshot Redemption

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

Penny Press

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

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

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.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

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

Midway Concepts (Circus Tops)

Premier designers of stainless steel food service equipment.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Tear Repair

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

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

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Soft Play

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

International Special Events (ISERA)

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Money Tree - ATM

ATM machines.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Beckman Insurance Agency

Amusement attractions insurance.

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.

Store on Wheels

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Poly Products

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

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Price Chopper, Inc. Wristbands

Admission, financial equipment and wristbands.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

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