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Joy Carpets Sets Service Standard with Lightspeed™ Quick-Ship Program

October 23, 2015 No Comments

Joy Carpets & Co. has enhanced its successful Neon Lights™ Collection with Lightspeed™ a 48-hour quick-ship program that includes 40 of Joy’s most popular fluorescent carpet and carpet tile designs. “We are seeing an increase in requests for immediate delivery, and Lightspeed™ is our answer to those requests,” said Nick Dobosh, the company’s president. “Customers […]

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F2FEC Conference Is Scheduled for February in San Diego, Calif.

October 16, 2015 No Comments

F2FEC is produced by the Three Amigos, Rick Iceberg, Ben Jones and George Smith, and is planned by a diverse group of volunteers from all aspects of the entertainment center industry.  The event is a North American conference for leaders of the entertainment industry, its manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, media and facility owners from traditional family […]

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Resort Is First in China to Install a Deep Water Standing Wave Machine

August 27, 2015 No Comments

The five-star Hainan’s Qizibay Grand New Century Resort has 600 rooms, 1,500 dining seats, and also houses a waterpark including a 20-meter-long, 7-meter-wide SurfStream standing wave system by American Wave Machines. The attraction can create 1-to-3-foot waves. The resort is the first hotel or resort in China and Southeast Asia to have installed a deep […]

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Empex Installs a New Splash Park at Singapore’s Sports Hub

Empex Installs a New Splash Park at Singapore’s Sports Hub

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Empex Watertoys® has just completed the installation of an exciting Splash Park in Singapore’s Sports Hub. Working together with Playpoint Singapore, Empex created an exciting array of water features for children to age 12. A central Aquadek with swaying palms is the centerpiece of the installation. This structure has a large fiberglass slide, a tube […]

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Intercard Adds to Sales Team

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Intercard, Inc., a leader in cash management solutions for the amusement and casino industries, recently hired Christina Littmann to the position of sales and marketing associate. Littmann will help manage Intercard’s advertising, public relations, web content, exhibitions and sales materials, while supporting the company’s sales managers operating in six continents.  She will report to Intercard […]

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Moultrie and Babich Establish Consulting Agreement

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Forty-year industry veteran and ex-Dave and Buster’s Vice President of Amusements Reggie Moultrie, Moute Point Inc., and the Game Exchange of Colorado’s President and Owner Rich Babich, have established a long-term consulting agreement. “This synergy created a multi-faceted business opportunity for both parties; as ​Rich wanted to grow his FEC presence and I was looking for a long-term, ​experienced​ partner […]

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Live Oak Bank Announces Expansion of its Entertainment Center Lending Team

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Live Oak Bank has announced the addition of two new members to its entertainment center lending team, Mike Cairns and Barbara Duda.  As the lending needs of entertainment centers across the United States evolve and grow, Live Oak continues to be committed to providing financing to this space. “Live Oak is thrilled to welcome Mike […]

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Firestone Financial Joins Berkshire Hills

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) has completed the acquisition of Firestone Financial Corp. Firestone is now known as Firestone Financial, LLC and is operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. “This partnership brings together two organizations with rich histories and strong values.  We both share a deep commitment to our customers, employees and […]

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Funovation and Dizzy Family Fun Center Announce Integrative Testing Partnership

August 27, 2015 No Comments

Funovation Inc., a provider of the Laser Maze Challenge®, recently announced that it will be partnering with Dizzy Family Fun Center in an ongoing, beta test program aimed at elevating the Laser Maze Challenge® operator and player experience. As part of the initiative, Dizzy Family Fun Center installed a fully-featured Laser Maze Challenge® to their […]

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Party Center Software’s Parent Company Celebrates 17 Years

August 27, 2015 No Comments

On June 17th, Party Center Software’s parent company – Agile Software and Marketing – celebrated its 17th anniversary. Company President Scott Drummond founded Agile Software and Marketing in 1998, and a lot has changed over the years. Drummond has always been an entrepreneur, and Agile Software and Marketing began as a way to build websites […]

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Sponsors

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Store on Wheels

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Penny Press

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

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Spectrum Sports

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

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Art Attack

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

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.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Knight Equipment

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

Max Flight

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

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Embed

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

Laser Star

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

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

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.

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.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Extreme Engineering

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

Brunswick Bowling

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

American Changer

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Rio Syrup

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

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Spectrum
Extreme Engineering
Funovation
Premier Polysteel
Rebound Unlimted, Inc.
Embed
LAI
American Conference