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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

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Knight Equipment

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

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Poly Products

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

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Extreme Engineering

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

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Embed

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

Rio Syrup

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

Enchanted Castle Studios

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

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Spectrum Sports

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

Penny Press

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

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

American Changer

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

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

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.

Family Fun Corp.

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

Castle Golf, Inc.

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

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

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.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Store on Wheels

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

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Thomco Insurance (Fun Pro)

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

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Laser Star

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

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Art Attack

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

Max Flight

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

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Brunswick Bowling

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