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Chicago Gaming Co. to Remake WMS Pinballs
(Posted Feb. 3, 2014 -- 4PM)

Chicago Gaming Co. announced last week that it will begin manufacturing a series of classic Williams pinball game titles, starting with the blockbuster hit Medieval Madness. The contract game maker, which also produces home recreation attractions, has signed on as the manufacturing partner of Planetary Pinball, which holds the rights to the games.
 
Chicago Gaming's Doug Skor explained in a recent company newsletter: "The first pinball that will go in to production by Q1 of 2014 will be Medieval Madness. This game was originally produced in 1997 and was designed by Brian Eddy.  Being introduced during the downturn in the amusement industry, only 4,000 of these machines were produced for worldwide distribution when in a slightly earlier time, a pinball run would easily hit 15,000 to 20,000 units. However, the game was loved by pinball enthusiasts and collectors.  Today, there is a real shortage for these used 16-year-old pinball machines whereby used games are trading between $15,000 to $25,000. When they were new back in 1997, they sold through distribution for about $3,000."
 
In a nice twist of fate, Chicago Gaming operates from a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility that happens to be the former Williams Electronics cabinet plant. "One challenge for CGC has been not only resurrecting all the old parts, but the software had to be developed to run on a modern board system," noted Skor. "The chips and boards that were used to run the pinballs of the 1990s are extinct and no longer available."
 
Planetary Pinball has already taken over 1,000 machine orders, according to Skor.


Gold Standard/Shelti Teams Up With ADA
(Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 9 PM)

Gold Standard Games/Shelti and the American Darters Association (ADA) have signed a three-year deal to promote the Shelti Radikal Darts system. The partnership will kick off with a series of ADA/Shelti Regional Championships in 2014. The Radikal Darts online system is licensed by Shelti from Gaelco of Spain.
 
The Radikal system software has been updated to be fully compatible with ADA league play. According to ADA VP Karl Remick: "Our main objective is to create a more simplified, casual and competitive ADA member experience through the Radikal system on the Shelti machines, both for our weekly leagues and for online competition. One of the great features with the Radikal system is its own patented remote referee system with laser throw line for both tournament and ADA league play."  
 
Gloria Remick, CEO of ADA, added: "We have always made Shelti dart machines a big part of our local and nationwide events from the beginning and we are excited to have them play a bigger role with our association in the future. If you didn't make it to ADA Nationals this year then you missed the brand new Shelti Touch' Machine with the latest Radikal system software, complete with the ADA Neutralizer system and ADA National Championship format and games programmed into the boards." 
 
The ADA/Shelti Radikal partnership was formally announced at the recent ADA Regionals held near Kansas City, MO Dec. 6-8.  For more info on Shelti's Radikal system boards, call 989/893-1739 or go to www.gold-standard-games.com or www.shelti.com . For more about ADA, go to www.adadarters.com.

 
OCMA Exec Paul Corey Passes Away
(Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 9 PM)

Longtime Ohio Coin Machine Association executive Paul A. Corey, 87, of Columbus passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Dec. 11 after a brief illness. 
 
He was born on Aug. 16, 1926, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Philip and Effie Abraham. On June 16, 1951, he married Marie Antoinette Cercek, who passed away on May 17, 2012.  He is survived by his children, Denis P. Corey of Columbus, Janet C. (Jeffrey) Hawk of Lima, and David P. (Kimberly) Corey of Columbus; his grandchildren, Matthew, Mark, Logan, and Ashton; half-brother, Timothy Abraham of New York, New York; and many nieces and nephews. Paul's son David Corey remains Executive Director of OCMA.
 
Upon graduation from the University of Notre Dame in 1949, Paul moved to Cleveland where he taught and served as President of the Cleveland Teachers Union. During this time he also earned his Master's degree from Case Western Reserve University.  In 1961, he was appointed Executive Assistant and Clerk of the Board for the Cuyahoga County Commissioners.  In 1971, he permanently relocated to Columbus when he was appointed Director of Ohio Department of State Personnel.  In 1973, he became the first civilian ever chosen by the President of the United States to serve as Director of the Ohio Selective Service System.  In 1975, he left government service and established PACA Inc., a firm specializing in government relations and association management.  In 1976, he was appointed VP and Director of Marketing for Euthenics, Inc., and in 1985, he was appointed to the Ohio Expositions Commission & State Fair where he served for 17 years.
 
Corey received many awards and honors including: St. Jude-ALSAC Human Relations Award; Greater Cleveland Knights of Columbus Catholic Man of the Year; National Selective Service System Exceptional Service Medal; International Personnel Management Association's Man of the Year; National Paraplegia Foundation; National President, American-Lebanese League; and Salute to Statue of Liberty (Ohio Advisory); Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame; Ohio Fair Managers Association Outstanding Fair Supporter.
 
He was struck with polio at the age of one and had numerous surgeries, including one of the first successful muscle transplants in the world at the age of 7.  Despite being told he would never walk, he won that fight and only used a wheelchair at age 86.  Throughout his life, his deep faith and positive outlook in the face of all obstacles were an inspiration to his family, friends and the hundreds of individuals he worked and came into contact with throughout his life, including 11 governors and five presidents (Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, Carter and George H. W. Bush.)
 
Friends may call Tuesday, Dec. 17 from noon until 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, OH 43085.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Dec.18, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 6899 Smoky Row Road, Columbus, OH 43235.  Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. 
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers masses or memorial contributions be made in his name to the Paul A. Corey Scholarship Fund at: 3757 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH  43214 or to a charity of the donor's choosing. 

 
ICE Now Shipping Down the Clown
(Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 9 PM)

ICE's Down the Clown is now shipping from the company's production facility. The game recently debuted at the 2013 IAAPA show in Orlando and was well received, according to factory execs.
 
"Our customers that came in from all parts of the world were instantly drawn to the second installment of our carnival series. No doubt our customers globally have seen the draw and incredible presence that Milk Jug Toss has in their locations in 2013," said ICE VP Joe Coppola. "They have seen the strength of that game and how it has promoted family fun in FECs around the world. Milk Jug Toss exceeded our expectations at the factory and it has equally exceeded our customer's hopes. Now with Down the Clown we are seeing results which actually surpass Milk Jug Toss."
 
Down the Clown was designed to allow two players to play side by side or compete against each other for a high score. Players toss balls at the different sized clowns for points. Hitting certain clowns adds bonus points as the players attempt to the hit the interactive big bonus. Down the Clown incorporates a fun and quirky "carnie" voice that heckles, engages and encourages players of all ages. As the players successfully knock down the clowns a mechanical arm lifts the clowns back up after being hit.
 
Down the Clown also features a life-like carnival canopy top, real handmade carnival clowns, flashing LEDs and optional deluxe bonus marquee that can be mounted between two units. The game measures 120" long by 45" wide and is 110" tall. To learn more, log on to www.icegame.com.

 
AMI Offers Update for BarLink Mobile App
(Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 9 PM)

AMI Entertainment Network now has updates for its AMI BarLink smartphone app, which is designed to make it easier to interact with an AMI jukebox. This update adds several new features to help users customize and streamline their BarLink experience, including user-generated playlists, location search filters, the ability to securely store payment info for future transactions, and supports the upcoming music video feature.
 
The new User Playlists feature lets BarLink users build personalized lists of their favorite songs for easy access on any AMI jukebox. Users can create and edit multiple playlists right from BarLink, making it easy to build the perfect playlist for any occasion. To create and manage personal playlists, simply touch the My Playlists button under the Account menu. To add a song to a custom playlist, just touch the Playlist button on the song selection screen.
 
AMI is also introducing a revamped search interface that lets users add filters to only view locations that feature specific AMI products, such as the all-new NGX with music video capabilities. To add a search filter to a location search, just touch the Filter button on the search screen and choose from the available filters. Users will also be able to select music videos straight from the app, when available.  Songs available with video will display a small video icon and can be purchased for one additional credit. NGX with music video is scheduled to be available in early 2014.
 
Users will also now be able to store their credit card information for future transactions, simplifying the process of adding additional credits to their BarLink account. To add or remove a credit card for use with BarLink, they just touch the Manage Credit Cards button on the Account screen.
 
The updated AMI BarLink is available now on iTunes and the Google Play store. For more information, visit www.amientertainment.com.

 
Oregon Operators Meet in Portland
(Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 9PM)

More than two-dozen amusement operators and industry suppliers met in Portland on Wednesday, Dec. 11, to discuss the state of the trade both in their home state and across the nation.
 
Oregon operator Jerry Johnston, who also serves as an officer of the national AMOA, updated his fellow OAMAO members about the recent Road Scholar program, as well as news about this spring's Amusement Expo in Las Vegas.
 
Suppliers in attendance included Betson, Coinco, Cypress Advantage, Mountain Coin, Redemption Plus, Specialty Coin and TouchTunes.
 
Several association leaders are also considering a plan to seek the return of machines seized by law enforcement in recent years, but never determined to be illegal.
 
OAMOA will hold its annual meeting and golf outing on May 21 in Portland.

 
CenterEdge Offers Wristband Feature
(Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 -- 9 PM)

CenterEdge Software (www.centeredgesoftware.com) recently added a new wristband feature to its full suite of technology solutions to help manage time-based capacity ticketing.
 
The new feature was rolled-out during the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 18-22.
 
"Facilities can now have one computer printing to multiple wristband printers, which can be set up to print different colored wristbands to differentiate ticket purchasers' time or other purchase options such as skate rental," Marcus Mayer, CenterEdge Software Director of Operations, said.
 
According to Mayer, the wristband feature has applicability in many different types of venues and facilities such as skating rinks, trampoline parks, and laser tag venues. "Automating the wristband printing gets people in and out more quickly and helps prevent employee theft where individuals are handing out wristbands to friends or pocketing money," he added.
 
Different types of facilities will be able to take advantage of multiple wristbands in a variety of ways. A trampoline park, for example, will be able to print wristbands whose colors indicate a jumper's end-time, making it easier to get jumpers off the trampolines at the correct time. Skating rinks could use different color wristbands to indicate different skate sessions or whether a guest had paid for skate rental, and laser tag facilities would have a different color printed for each game time. For more information, call 336/598-5934.


Crane Co. to Buy MEI Conlux
(Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 8 AM)

The European Commission has reportedly given the green light to vending machine behemoth Crane Co.'s plans to acquire MEI Conlux Holdings (MEI). Crane Co. said that, with this approval, it intends to close the acquisition of MEI this week.
 
The $804 million purchase price for the MEI acquisition will be financed through a combination of cash on hand and additional debt.
 
In July, Crane Co. announced that the European Commission had cleared the pending acquisition of MEI conditioned upon Crane Co.'s relinquishment of two product lines -- the Currenza C(2) coin recycler product line for the European marketplace and the B2B bill recycler product line. The product lines will have total approximate annual sales of $28 million in 2013.
 
The two product lines will be licensed and sold, respectively, to the Suzo-Happ Group. These transactions are expected to close and become effective in late December or early January.

 
NAMA Supports Health Care Amendment
(Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 8 AM)

NAMA recently signed a letter of support for H.R. 3419, known as the Small Business Fairness in Obamacare Act. The bill seeks to change the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) definition of "large employer" to exempt any small business that falls within the meaning of Section 3 of the Small Business Act.  This section of small business law, which has been in effect for decades, defines small businesses based on industry sector rather than the ACA's current "one-size fits all" definition.  In addition, the bill would change the ACA's established number of hours for a full-time employee from 30 to 40 hours per week.
 
"This important bill would relieve small businesses from the burdens associated with the health insurance mandate under the ACA," said Eric Dell, NAMA's SVP of government affairs.  "As the coalition letter states, small businesses have incentives to offer affordable benefits to their employees, including healthcare benefits, which attracts and retains a talented and loyal workforce.  The prospect of additional health care costs, however, can be the difference when considering hiring new employees or maintaining existing ones, which is an unfair and difficult decision for small businesses to have to make," he continued.
 
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry.  With more than 1800 member companies -- including many of the world's most recognized brands -- NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership.
 

AMOA Announces 2013 JLO Discount
(Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 8 AM)

Next year, AMOA members will save $28 on the second and every additional CD jukebox license they purchase as part of the AMOA-PRO (Performing Rights Organization) Jukebox License Agreement.
 
For the first CD license purchased in 2014, all will pay $468, but for all licenses secured after that, qualified AMOA operators will pay $80 versus $108 per box license to be paid by nonmember operators.  So the savings can quickly add up!  Most AMOA operator members (with fewer than 10 employees) pay $325 in annual dues for membership so an op with as few as 12 CD jukes on his/her route can save $336, which is more than their yearly AMOA membership investment through this single program.
 
To secure the discount, operators must renew their AMOA membership and furnish the JLO with their ID number, provided by AMOA.  Deadline for AMOA rate is March 15, 2014.  For more information, contact AMOA at 800/ YES-AMOA or the JLO at 615/320-4000.

 
AMOA Announces Two Staff Additions
(Posted Tuesday, December 10, 2013 -- 8 AM)

The Amusement & Music Operators Association has welcomed two new members to its Chicago-based staff: Lynn Burghart, who will handle membership, marketing and communications programs, and Claudia Kaczmarek, who will direct the Hesch Scholarship, PAC, Expo Education and other association projects.
 
Previously, Burghart served as executive assistant to the treasurer of The Kenny Brown Performance Group, where she gained experience in marketing, event planning, writing and project management.
 
Kaczmarek joins AMOA with a background in banking management, including nearly eight years experience as a mortgage underwriter analyzing credit and documentation.


Dave Courington Joins AMI Entertainment

(Posted November 3, 2013 -- 11 PM)

Industry veteran and former AAMA Chairman Dave Courington will join AMI Entertainment as a Regional Sales Manager. Courington has been well-known and respected in the coin-op industry for more than 30 years.
 
"I appreciate the opportunity I was given at Valley-Dynamo, through Kelye Stites, to be heavily involved in the implementation of operators needs," said Courington. "My work in this sector is complete and I look forward to this next chapter."
 
"Dave is street-smart and has a hands-on approach which has earned him the respect and trust of operators," says John Margold, Sr. VP of Sales for AMI.  "He will be a great fit at AMI and we are happy to have him."
 
"I am proud to be part of the AMI team," says Courington, who will continue working closely with operators in his new post.  "I am excited to be a part of the upcoming video jukebox product and I look forward to bringing new tools to operators that can grow their business and income. "
 
Courington began his career in 1974 as a professional foosball player. His love of the game quickly evolved into a business with over 130 tables across greater Houston. In 1983, he  joined Tornado as VP of Sales and Promotions and during this time, contributed to many product improvements including the Platinum Tour Edition, a table that has been recognized worldwide.
 
In 1994, Tornado was purchased by Valley, Courington joined the VNEA Board of Directors and also created the Valley International Foosball Association.  During this time, he worked closely with the AMOA on several operator programs and assisted operators in setting up dart, foosball and pool leagues.
 
In 1999 when Valley merged with Dynamo, creating Valley-Dynamo, Courington took on the job of VP of Sales.  During this time, he was instrumental in introducing the Great Eight, the first pool table that offered operators a wide range of pricing options. (The table went on to win an AMOA Innovators award.) Courington became the company's Domestic Sales Manager in 2009.

During his lengthy career, Courington has been influential in the creation of industry-changing products such as The Panther, Top Cat, Short Shot, Blue Streak, Firestorm, Best Shot and the Tornado foosball table.  In addition to his involvement in the VNEA, he has served two terms as AAMA Chairman and has served on numerous industry committees.
 
Courington currently resides in the Dallas area and will work with AMI customers in the Southwest. Beginning November 4, he can be reached at dcourington@amientertainment.com.
 
George Smith Addresses Redemption at Upcoming AMOA Road Scholar Event
(Posted November 3, 2013 -- 11 PM)


National FEC operator George Smith of the Family Entertainment Group will address trends in redemption at AMOA's upcoming Road Scholar Program in Chicago.
 
According to AMOA, Smith will talk about equipment and "discuss the current and future status of the skill vs. chance issue that has been percolating in parts of the country in recent months."
 
Before launching FEG, Smith held several positions with Dream Machine in Boston before joining Namco as VP of Operations in 1992.  He moved over to Namco Cybertainment in 1998, where he served as VP of Business Development.
 
Smith serves as a frequent lecturer and author, and he's the Past President of the International Association for Leisure and Entertainment Industries. He presently serves as a member of the AAMA-AMOA Amusement Expo's Show Committee.
 
The AMOA Road Scholar Program, set to the theme, "Taking Charge of Change," will be conducted Nov. 9-10 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago O'Hare. Room rates are at a favorable $115 price point.
 
Registration fees are $149 for AMOA members; $299 for nonmembers; with a specially-discounted rate of $99 being offered to individuals who have completed or are currently enrolled in the AMOA Management Continuing Education Program at the University of Notre Dame.
 
To sign up or for more details, contact AMOA Deputy Director Lori Schneider at 800/937-2662 or via email at llschneider@prodigy.net.
 
Megatouch Wins Piracy Case in Moroccan Court
(Posted November 3, 2013 -- 11 PM)

Megatouch LLC reports that a court in Morocco has found a local business liable for piracy and counterfeiting.
 
"In a public hearing, Morocco's Commercial Court of Casablanca found Ait Ouhlal guilty of piracy and ordered that he immediately cease exhibition, sale and distribution of counterfeit products bearing the Megatouch brand," the factory informed in a release to the trade media. "As penalty, the defendant was ordered to pay damages to Megatouch and legal fees to the court. In addition, the judgment is to be published in two newspapers in both French and Arabic. Ait Ouhlal has 15 days to appeal the court's decision. "
 
Megatouch execs say they discovered that Mr. Hassan Ait Ouhlal was selling video games similar to Megatouch products that illegally bore the Megatouch registered trademark in Morrocco. Megatouch obtained a descriptive seizure of these counterfeit products.
 
"Megatouch is committed to protecting its intellectual property worldwide," said Brennan McTernan, President of Megatouch. "This is a great victory for Megatouch and its legitimate partners and we thank Moroccan authorities for taking action."
 

Pinball Icon Alvin G. Gottlieb Is Gone
(Posted November 3, 2013 -- 11 PM)


Former pinball manufacturer Alvin J. Gottlieb, 86, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, in Florida.
 
The Gottlieb family name was synonymous with popular pinball games for many in the trade. They operated D. Gottlieb & Co. Pinball in Chicago, starting in 1927. Alvin Gottlieb also launched his own pinball manufacturing effort after that firm was sold; that initiative was called Alvin G. & Co. The family was known for giving back to the community in generous fashion. Alvin's parents, Dorothy and David Gottlieb, helped establish the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill., in 1961.
 
"Alvin Gottlieb was very involved in overseeing the construction of the hospital, and he was dedicated to hospital operations for many years," noted the Elmhurst Patch newspaper. "Mr. Gottlieb was named Man of the Year for his support of the Center for Speech and Language Disorders in Elmhurst."
 
Gottlieb is survived by his children, Laura, Daniel, Michael and Joseph; his grandchildren, Stephan, Lisa, Aryeh, Zvi, Nathan, Noah, Mitchell and Maxwell; and his great-grandchildren, Mordechai, Ayla and Eden. A funeral service was held Oct. 18, at West Suburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem Ave. in River Forest.

Hutcheson to Head Up IAAPA's FEC Efforts
(Posted October 2, 2013 -- 11 PM)

 
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recently welcomed new staff member Leslie Hutcheson to its global headquarters staff in Alexandria, Va.
 
Hutcheson joins IAAPA as its Manager of Family Entertainment Center Programs. In this role, she serves as the primary contact for IAAPA's FEC members and develops programs, products and services for that segment of association's membership. More specifically, her responsibilities include serving as the staff liaison to the FEC Committee, coordinating the content for that segment's online community and social media, producing the FunExtra newsletter and coordinating education programs for FEC operators.
 
Hutcheson joins IAAPA with extensive marketing and communications experience in the family entertainment center/attractions industry. Her career spans 24 years and includes work at Sportsworld, Funfuzion at New Roc City and Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. She has also served IAAPA as a volunteer including two terms on the Board of Directors, chair of the FEC Committee, chair of the Human Resource Committee, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and chair of the Financial Management and IT Committee. Hutcheson has also served on the board of K-W Oktoberfest, Attractions Ontario and Tourism Toronto.
 
"Leslie is a great addition to the IAAPA team," said Paul Noland, IAAPA President and CEO. "Her vast experience and industry knowledge will serve IAAPA's FEC members and the association well."
 
NSM Partners With Playmysong Music App
(Posted October 2, 2013 -- 11 PM)


NSM Music and Playmysong, the creator of a mobile social music app, announced a new partnership at the recent SF Music Tech conference.  The companies have launched an interactive music service which allows bar patrons to make music selections while giving bars the chance to earn revenue with paid song requests made by patrons.
 
Jukebox maker NSM embarked on a strategy several years ago to market its products directly to locations, although they continue to work with commercial music operators as well. This announcement represents a departure for NSM from its traditional role of offering Internet-connected jukeboxes.
 
This new partnership connects Playmysong's iPad jukebox app with NSM Music's fully licensed and comprehensive music library. Bars can immediately launch the Playmysong NSM Jukebox service with a network-connected iPad, and start earning revenue share from the paid song requests that bar patrons make.
 
"Since last year we've gotten loads of requests from U.S. venues to provide a solution that includes a fully licensed music library. Our partnership with NSM Music allows us to provide this turnkey service," said Rami Korhonen, Playmysong co-founder and CEO. 
 
The new Playmysong NSM app integrates with popular social networks, allowing venues to offer patrons a limited number of free songs in return for checking in on Foursquare, liking on Facebook and tweeting on Twitter.  After that, customers pay for each song request. 
 
"As consumer adoption of smartphones continues to grow, it is strategically important for NSM to offer a product that is relevant to today's bar patron," said NSM Senior VP Bob Cooney. "Partnering with Playmysong enables us to offer a fully-licensed, cutting edge, mobile and social music experience for patrons that actually earns money for our locations."
 
The Playmysong Venue Jukebox app is available from the iPhone App Store as a free download.  

Specialty Hosting NW Showcase on Oct. 19
(Posted October 2, 2013 -- 11 PM)


Northwest distributor Specialty Coin will host its fourth annual fall showcase on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Wash.
 
Exhibits will be open from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with an open bar. Specialty will also host a series of seminars throughout the day. Here's an initial schedule of the sessions on tap.
 
Seminar Schedule
 
1 p.m.: Redemption Prize purchasing
                Sureshot
                Redemption Plus
2 p.m.: Street Operator Round Table
                Moderator: Jerry Johnston, AMOA Treasurer
3 p.m.:  Family Entertainment Round Table
                Moderator: Rich Yee, Bullwinkle Family Fun Centers
 
Specialty is also planning to host a golf outing the day before, Friday, Oct. 18, organized by their own Steve "Tiger" Manning.
 
2014 State Association Meeting in Tampa, Fla.
(Posted October 2, 2013 -- 11 PM)


The 2014 AMOA Council of Affiliated States Meeting will take place Feb. 6-8, 2014 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Steps away from Tampa's International Plaza and Bay Street, the Renaissance offers attendees many conveniences including complimentary transportation to/from Tampa International Airport.
 
Discussions on program content have started within the committee, headed up by AMOA Vice President Vince Gumma of American Vending Sales, reported AMOA's Off The Top newsletter.
 
The annual Council meeting brings together industry leaders from state coin-op associations around the country, both volunteer and paid executives. The meeting is regarded as one of the most valuable sources of information about industry issues taking shape around the country, as well as an excellent forum for peer-to-peer exchange.
 
For more information, contact AMOA Deputy Director Lori Schneider at llschneider@prodigy.net or 847/428-7699.
 
Shaffer Services Adopts New Company Name
(Posted October 2, 2013 -- 11 PM)

As they celebrate their 25th year in business, Shaffer Services, the operations division within Shaffer Distributing in Columbus, Ohio, has officially changed its name to Shaffer Entertainment. They have also incorporated a new logo.
 
The name change was originally inspired by Shaffer's Indianapolis division, which has been running under the Shaffer Entertainment flagship name for the past several years. Company execs say as part of their future-forward vision, naming the entire company Shaffer Entertainment serves to unite the multi-city locations together as one cohesive brand.

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