Issue Date: Vol. 44, No. 9, September 2004, Posted On: 9/22/2004
Sept. 22, 2004: Accomplished Women Set To Head AMOA, IALEI; Hurricane Recovery Finance Offer Expanded; AMOA Seminar Will Focus On Success Stories
TWO FEMALE PRESIDENTS WILL LEAD INDUSTRY IN 2004-5
LAS VEGAS - The amusements industry will have two female association presidents for the coming year. On Thursday, Sept. 30, Laurien Henry will be sworn in as the first female president of the International Association for the Leisure and Entertainment Industries during the general membership meeting (Las Vegas Convention Center). Exactly 24 hours later, the Amusement and Music Operators Association is expected to approve its new president, Marion Paul, the third woman to occupy AMOA's top post. Henry is owner and president of Adventure Zone, a family "edutainment" facility in Calgary, Alberta; she also will be the first Canadian president for either association. Paul is the owner of Fannie Farkle's arcade (Gatlinburg, TN) and the Walkin' Charlie's arcade in Daytona Beach, FL.
HURRICANE FINANCE OFFER EXPANDED
FLORIDA and ALABAMA , Green Coin Machine Distributing, http://www.greencoin.net, is extending 3.9% equipment financing through Oct. 15 to operators in Florida and Alabama hit by Hurricanes Frances and Ivan. The program is intended to help operators replace damaged equipment with new machines. The offer is available through Green Coin, based in Myrtle Beach, SC, in cooperation with TouchTunes, Firestone Financial and pool table maker Shelti. First payments are not due until 90 days from signing, which will provide room for strapped-for-cash businesses to pay for replacement equipment out of cashbox earnings. Some manufacturers are allowing the financing offer to be combined with concurrent promotions. TouchTunes is allowing operators to use the finance package in conjunction with its Grand Slam program, which offers up to $1,000 off the purchase of a jukebox and "Tune Central" library system.
TRADE EDITORS TO REVEAL 'SECRETS OF THE COIN-OP SUPERSTARS'
LAS VEGAS , VT's Marcus Webb, Play Meter's Bonnie Theard and RePlay's Steve White have collectively spent more than 40 years interviewing, profiling and analyzing the coin-op amusements industry. At next week's AMOA Expo, the three editors will present a seminar entitled "Learn from the Best," featuring top anecdotes, quotes, quips and insights culled from hundreds of interviews, features and profiles of operators, distributors and manufacturers. Admission is free; event takes place Friday, Oct. 1, -, Convention Center South Hall (H2), Room S115.