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OABA NEWS UPDATE ……………………….…..…….by Bob Johnson, OABA President IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando

As many of you are winding down your summer season and are planning for Florida’s Fair season, there’s a gigan- tic trade show and convention, once again back in Orlando, Florida you should see. This event is the IAAPA Attrac- tions Expo taking place at the Orange County Convention Center during the week of November 15th.

This is the largest trade show in the amusement industry and covers over 1million square feet of convention space. Last year this show was in Las Vegas and beginning in 2012, this show has contracted to stay in Orlando for the next ten years!

Florida fair management who have responsibility for ride operations, food and games and well as other attractions can attend some of the best educational programs in the amusement industry plus see what’s new in rides, games and food. For more information, go to their website at

Don’t miss Wednesday evenings “Carnival Amusement Industry and Showman's Reception” at the Convention Center on Wednesday evening from 6 - 7:30 PM. This is a great opportunity to see old friends and meet new friends in a casual setting with drinks and snacks, before you head out to dinner on I-Drive.

OABA members can take advantage will receive the regis- tration fees as IAAPA members. Be sure to register to receive the Advance rate of $129 by November 4th. After this date and at the IAAPA Attractions EXPO the registra- tion fee will be $159.

Many Florida carnival owners and food concessionaires attend this convention to get a jumpstart on what’s new and exciting for the future. This is a wonderful experience and networking opportunity with carnival owners to see the fu- ture of the amusement industry. Talk to your carnival owner and make arrangements to meet them in Orlando.

WELCOME NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS….……………...………….………………….

McCrady, Ruth & Associates, CPAs Kenneth Ruth PO BOX 161632 ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL 32716- 1632- Phone: 407-925-4416 Fax: 407-442-0726 Phone cell or alt: 407-716-9955 E-mail: Category: Consultants Business: Audit, Review, Compilation, tax and other services for Fairs

The Critters With Don Ciccone Milton Koster 3251 SE RIVER VISTA DR PORT ST LUCIE, FL 34952- Phone: 772-335-1505 Fax: 772-335-1508 Phone cell or alt: 772-201-1505 E-mail: Website: Category: Attractions/Entertainment Business: Live entertainment featuring former members of the Critters, the Four Seasons, and Tommy James and The Shondells

Wild Dogs, Inc Caron Houston, 69 232 TAYLOR BAY LANE BRANDON, FL 33510- Phone: 813-352-4617 Fax: Phone cell or alt: 813-438-5294 E-mail: Category: Concessions/Food-Beverage Business: Specialty Hot Dogs over 50 hot dog options

Associate Renewals August 2010

WELCOME BACK RETURNING ASSOCIATE MEMBERS……………...…….……….. Renewals September 2010

Hills Concessions Austin Hill, 68A 12 EAST STATE ST MILFORD CENTER, OHIO 43045- Phone: 9377074630 E-mail: Category: Concessions/Exhibit Business: Made from Scratch Funnel Cakes, Clean, Professional, Polite, Family Owned/Operated

Action Graphix, Inc. Phillip & Virginia Gullion, Owners 1843 ATLANTIC BLVD JACKSONVILLE, FL 32207- Phone: 904-396-9600 Fax: 904-396-9609 Phone cell or alt: 904-334-6020 E-mail: Website: Category: Supplies/Services Business: Selling items imprinted with your logo




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