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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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GestureTek Unveils New CUBE v5™ Interactive Floor Projection System

GestureTek Unveils New CUBE v5™ Interactive Floor Projection System

March 27, 2015 No Comments

GestureTek Inc., a leader in gesture-driven user interface technology, has announced the launch of the next generation of the CUBE, the v5, a turnkey, portable, plug and play interactive projection display system for retail engagement, advertising, exhibits, entertainment and touring promotions. GestureTek is the inventor of multiple forms of camera-enabled gesture recognition technology for interactive […]

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Pinstack – Plano, Texas

Pinstack – Plano, Texas

February 12, 2015 No Comments

Spectrum Sports International Announces Pinstack Rock Wall Installation   Spectrum Sports International has installed a unique climbing wall at the new Pinstack bowling and family entertainment center in Plano, Texas.  The climbing wall features six routes with various slope angles to accommodate many skill levels.  Auto-belays reduce operating costs and add a layer of safety.  […]

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Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

Pinstack Opens First Location with Sacoa

February 12, 2015 No Comments

By Karen Appold Entertainment Properties Group, Inc. has opened their first Pinstack location in West Plano, Texas, with the Sacoa PlayCard System to manage attractions and redemption throughout this new 50,000-square-foot flagship dining and entertainment complex. Their premiere venue features 150 deluxe games and indoor mega attractions of laser tag, bumper cars, climbing walls and […]

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Industry Conference Is Sold Out

February 6, 2015 No Comments

F2FEC is sold out. With support and dedication from the conference’s alliance and media partners, this invitation-only conference has achieved its attendance goals. The inaugural F2FEC experience for the entertainment center sector is being held February 24-26, 2015 in Phoenix at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. F2FEC, or the Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference, is […]

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International News – Extreme Engineering Provides Zip Lining at De Palm Island Resorts Aruba

International News – Extreme Engineering Provides Zip Lining at De Palm Island Resorts Aruba

January 15, 2015 No Comments

Extreme Engineering, a large supplier in zip lines, climbing walls and Extreme Airs™ has sold a zip line project, including Extreme Air™ Jumpers, to De Palm Island Resorts located in Aruba. De Palm Island Resorts offers an all-inclusive experience where guests pay one entry price to experience everything from a waterpark and food to beverages […]

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DOLE Offers New  Lemon Soft Serve

DOLE Offers New Lemon Soft Serve

January 13, 2015 No Comments

DOLE Soft Serve is adding Lemon soft serve mix to its flavor repertoire in January 2015. Made by the brand that does fruit best, vegan-friendly Lemon DOLE Soft Serve is free of fat, lactose, dairy, gluten and cholesterol and made with natural colors and flavors. (To order, contact your foodservice broker, call 800-442-5242 or visit http://dolesoftserve.com.)

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Frostline Frozen Treats® Adds New Flavor: Birthday Cake

Frostline Frozen Treats® Adds New Flavor: Birthday Cake

January 13, 2015 No Comments

Frostline Frozen Treats® has added a new flavor packet, Birthday Cake, to its product line of soft serve, frozen yogurt and frozen beverage mixes. The unveiling comes at a time where soft serve consumption sees a decline due to colder temperatures. Businesses can motivate winter soft serve sales by rotating seasonal flavor staples with specialty flavors […]

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Sponsors

Art Attack

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

Penny Press

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

Extreme Engineering

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

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

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.

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.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

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.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Poly Products

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

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

Wisdom Industries, Ltd.

Amusement ride manufacturer, new and used rides.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Friedman Group Ins.

Insurance for amusement devices.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

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.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Klopp International, Inc. (Playmeter)

Quality coin counters and sorters.

Embed

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

Comstock – Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

A’maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Quik N\’ Crispy (QNC)

Quik n’ Crispy greaseless fryer.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Sureshot Redemption

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

Spectrum Sports

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

Cost of Wisconson

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

Family Fun Corp.

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

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

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.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Knight Equipment

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

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Northeast Insurance (NIC)

Insurance programs.

Laser Star

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

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Rio Syrup

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Store on Wheels

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

Max Flight

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

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