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Dean's List Sponsors

BU is proud to have the support of the best party vendors and suppliers in the industry. Their sponsorship involvement defines their caring attitude and commitment to your long-term success. Contact them to meet all your party and family entertainment needs.

Betson Enterprises

Leading the industry forward – Betson is the only fully integrated distribution company.  We offer amusement equipmentvending equipmentparts, service, consulting, and in-house financing.  We constantly seek new ideas, methods, and relationships to create more efficiencies and bring innovation to our customers.

Centeredge Advantage Amusement & FEC Management Software

CenterEdge Software offers the best management solution for the amusement, entertainment, and FEC industries. Our integrated suite of products allows you to manage your entire entertainment business from one complete software package. We provide everything from your POS, to your group sales, and your redemption counter software.

Creative Works

Your entire business rests on creating experiences — and memories — for your guests. But in-home entertainment keeps raising the bar and it’s harder than ever to get people off the couch.

Get themed attractions that WOW your customers and generate more revenue. Tell us your goals and we do everything else — laser tag, esports, virtual reality, escape rooms, mini golf, custom-themed attractions, and more!

A&A Global Industries

We provide all the technology needed for Family Entertainment and Redemption Centers with a focus on an extensive product line provided by a professional and dedicated sales team that always puts the customer first. Starting as a humble coin-operated stamp vending machine company, A&A has grown tremendously over the years. Today, the company is a leader in the bulk vending, redemption, and amusement industries with unique and licensed products that are designed for children of all ages and the kids in all of us. Our products are compelling and wide-ranging. Today with an e-commerce site, our products can be ordered 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.

Promotion Champs, LLC

At Promotion Champs, we take the hassle out of creating, organizing, scheduling, developing, and producing your company’s brand, marketing materials, and promotions. We devise everything from fantastic well-thought-out brands and promotions, in all the formats that you require, to the website that you have always dreamed of having for your business. We have expertise in providing marketing materials for the family entertainment center industry. Get started today.

Anima Kids Party

AKP is a new service by Animalive who has for over 15 years provided industry-leading real-time interactive 3D character animations to theme parks, FECs, museums and shopping malls across the globe. These unique attractions presents the experience live interactive animated shows by trained professionals and Augmented Reality. Perfect to entertain people of all ages. Explore everything that AKP has to offer. 

Safepark USA

Insurance & Risk Management Services.  SafeparkUSA is an affiliate of one of the largest privately owned agencies in the United States.  Through specialty insurance offerings, on-site safety consultation claims management, and educational scholarships, SafeparkUSA strives to make the buying process natural to meet your business’s expectations while providing extraordinary value to help meet your business’s objectives.

Ferret Personality

Ferret Personality is an online application and personality assessment for the amusement industry.  It’s a recruiting, hiring, and sifting process that saves your time and money when recruiting in a tight labor market and speaks directly to today’s young generation employees.

It ferrets out and connects personalities that fit naturally specific job roles in your business.

Better recruiting yields better-hiring results, a lower turnover that saves you time & money.  The end result is a happier, more productive employee team that produces better bottom-line results.  To try it click here.

Foundations Entertainment University

Foundations is a 3-day comprehensive educational workshop and seminar program covering all aspects of planning, designing, developing, and operating a location-based entertainment business for long-term success. Foundations include over 22 hours of instruction plus a behind-the-scenes tour of state-of-the-art family entertainment and children’s edutainment centers. FOUNDATIONS provides a complete blueprint for anyone developing and opening a new center or significantly expanding or renovating an existing location-based entertainment facility. Attendees will tap into over 100 years of combined experience and expertise from the industry’s top consultants and operators, to eliminate the learning curve and avoid the mistakes of less fortunate past companies who are struggling to survive or have closed. You’ll also have a lot of fun, including a behind-the-scenes tour and a chance to try out the fun at an area family entertainment center.

Party Direct

Party Direct is your one stop source for all the party supplies you need to increase guest satisfaction and profitability. We have many unique party favors, decorations, place settings, & so much more! Let Party Direct help make your next bash a smashing success! Samples of our products are available free of charge. Visit us online at or call 800-548-7868.

Funtastic Indoor Playgrounds

A new brand. A new experience. But not new to the industry! Dave Wilson, Founder and industry veteran, along with his team of industry experts are proud to introduce Funtastic. Specializing in complete FEC design, distribution, shipping, and installation of the nation’s top indoor active play attractions guaranteed to amaze your guests and keep them coming back.

Funtastic offers a variety of products and services that will assist you in bringing your FUNNEST ideas to life. Comprehensive park designs, including strategic planning for traffic flow, attraction placement, food and beverage, seating, staffing optimization, and many other aspects critical to the function and profitability of any FEC. In addition, Funtastic provides an objective review and consultation on current feasibility studies and business plans.

With Funtastic, you will create an unrivaled customer experience with products such as Soft Modular Play Equipment, Custom Toddler Areas, Climbing Walls, Ninja Courses, Trampolines, High Ropes Courses, and interactive e-play. Explore the possibilities: | | 973-769-2083


ZTAG is a wearable video game designed to get players moving and socially interacting. We offer a range of games from red-light green-light to zombie survival. Games are easy to learn, and simple to operate. Add a whole new level of interaction to your attraction with ZTAG! 661-755-0275.


Tigapo is the most innovative amusement center solution for family entertainment centers (FECs) and street route operators of arcade pubs and bars.  Our aim is to transform the amusement center landscape by completely redefining the players’ experience in the venue – whether it’s an arcade bar, a family entertainment center, or any other amusement location.  The all-in-one platform offers a cloud-based management solution and a contactless and cashless payment system for amusement locations. 920-491-9453

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