NJAA Special Announcements

January 2016   

NJAA Officers

Scott Simpson

1st Vice President

Angelo Cappetta

William Gehlhaus

Executive Director
Kimberle R Samarelli

Legal Counsel

Lary I. Zucker

Government Relations

Edward R. McGlynn

Industry Events


21st Annual NJAA

East Coast Gift & Variety Show

Golden Nugget

Atlantic City, NJ

Load-in: Wed., Feb. 17th

Trade Show:

February 18th & 19th

NJAA 8th Annual East Coast/Mid Atlantic NAARSO Training 
Golden Nugget

Atlantic City, NJ

Wednesday - Friday

February 17th - 19th  


Industry News  

IAAPA Webinar 
   Security Planning at an Attraction:

A Strategic Approach 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 
10 a.m. EST (16:00 CET)
Amusement parks, attractions, and high-profile events face a myriad of security issues from bomb threats and terrorist alerts to crowd control and general emergencies. As a result, attractions must be diligent in their security planning and preparation. This webinar will explore current security issues faced by attractions across the globe and examine, through a number of case studies, a variety of steps that attractions can take to better prepare and manage these types of emergencies.

The webinar will examine:  

Planning and preparation 
Defining a C3 structure: command, control, and    
Technology: its use (and limitations) in the security field 
Employee security training and preparedness 
The importance of good relationships between the  
  emergency services and the attractions management  


Stevan Layne, Principal,  
Layne Consultants, International

Clive Stephens, CEO,  
The View from The Shard
Layne Consultants International is a security consultancy that provides protection planning, risk assessment, system design, and training for hundreds of businesses and institutions across the United States and around the world. Layne is a graduate of the FBI's Police Management Program and served in the U.S. Army's Infantry.

Clive Stephens, is CEO of The View from The Shard in London, United Kingdom and was the general manager of the London Olympic Park, February 2011-October 2012. This massive event space hosted more than 5,000,000 spectators, and had an operating team of approximately 50,000 employees. Clive will outline the role that security played in the process of planning the delivery of this incredible event.

Webinars are free to all IAAPA member facilities and their employees. Pre-registration is required. Webinar attendees receive one credit hour towards

*Note:  To earn credit hours, attendees must register individually for the webinar. Attendees not registered, but sharing the computer screen of another registrant, are not eligible to earn credit. Details on IAAPA Certification can be found here.

Pay it forward: Forward this email to other members of your team who you think may benefit from this webinar and encourage them to register or host an audience in your office on the day of the broadcast.

For additional information, please visit:

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S&S to Build Tower Rides for Wanda Group Parks
LOGAN, Utah - (January 4, 2016): S&S Worldwide, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed contracts with the Wanda Group to build and install a 16-Seat Combo Tower at their Wuxi Wanda park and 12-Seat Double Towers at their Guangzhou Wanda park. 

Wanda Cultural Industry Group is reportedly China's largest cultural enterprise, with operations in commercial property, department stores, luxury hotels, and culture/tourism, which includes cinemas, film and television production, and both indoor and outdoor theme parks. 
S&S Worldwide, the largest U.S. manufacturer of major amusement rides and roller coasters, has been manufacturing air-launched rides since 1994. The company has installed over 450 rides and roller coasters in 30 countries, including over 160 tower rides. Gerald Ryan, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for S&S said, "The tower rides will be a great addition to both parks. S&S has proven its tower technology and know that Wanda will be very pleased with the product that is delivered." The Wuxi Wanda tower is projected to open in March 2018. The Guangzhou Wanda towers are projected to open August 2018.

Ryan added, "S&S appreciates the great relationship that has been built over the years with Wanda. We are excited to begin these new projects and hope to continue working with the Wanda Group on their expansions throughout China."

For more information, please contact sales@engineeringexcitement.com or visit the company's website,  www.engineeringexcitement.com

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Betson Opens
Charlotte, North Carolina Facility

Carlstadt, NJ - January 5, 2016 - Betson Enterprises, a division of H. Betti Industries Inc. is proud to announce the opening of a new facility located in Charlotte, North Carolina.  This new office is located at the former Choice Equipment Sales, Inc. location, 2701 Hutchinson McDonald Road, Suite M, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 12,000 square foot facility will serve as Betson's primary vending equipment reconditioning and distribution center.  This expansion will allow Betson Enterprises to better service their customers as business continues to grow.

"We look forward to expanding our sales efforts into an already established Southeastern vending market as well as serving our current customer base better out of this dedicated facility", commented Christopher Betti, National Vending Sales Manager of Betson Enterprises.

For more information regarding this location, contact Christopher Betti at 201-806-7728 or email him at cbetti@betson.com   
About Betson Enterprises: Since 1934, Betson Enterprises has been the industry leader in providing profitable location based vending and amusement equipment solutions for our customers.   Betson offers consultative resources for new and existing customers interested in increasing revenue for their businesses. 
Betson Enterprises is a division of H.Betti Industries and is headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey.  Betson has 14 distribution offices nationwide focused on the sales, financing, parts and service of vending and amusement equipment.

For more information on Betson Enterprises, visit www.betson.com, email us at info@betson.com or just call 1-800-524-2343.

The New Jersey Amusement Association 

Proudly Presents

The 21st Annual East Coast

Gift & Variety Show 2016
Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ 

Thursday, February 18th
Friday, February 19th

(Exhibitor Setup - Wednesday, February 17th)

The Annual East Coast Gift & Variety Show is

"The Trade Show to Keep You Connected to the Amusement Industry in the Tri-State Area" 

Three Great Events!

One Great Place!

Be There!

Join us at the Golden Nugget Grand Ballroom to connect and network with professionals from various segments of the tourism industry. Attendees include owners, partners, managers and buyers; as well as workers of amusement parks, arcades, games, concessions, piers and restaurants.
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On Thursday, February 18th, the NJAA will hold its 26th Annual Scholarship Awards Party. Join the Board of Directors and NJAA members for a chance to unwind and participate in a great social event!  

Up to $5,000 in Scholarships Awarded!  

For College Students

(who are continuing their education) 

For Incoming Freshman

(who are graduating high school)

The New Jersey Amusement Association's Scholarship Fund was started in 1988 by a committee chaired by Ken Wynne as a separate non-profit corporation to give something back to those who work so hard giving life to our industry. The fund will make annual awards to qualified applicants who are matriculated at or will be matriculated at an accredited college or university.  

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The NJAA 2016 Expo Application is attached below. This form includes NJAA Show Space Contract, Registration form and Hotel Information.

Please read everything thoroughly and complete pages 4, 5 & 8.  When you've completed your application, mail a copy along with your membership dues, booth payment and certificate of insurance to the NJAA office.

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The 2016 Vista Convention Services Exhibitor Material Package is attached below. This form also includes the Electrical Application. Please read the following instructions carefully:

Vista Convention Services has given us access to their members area.

The username and password are case sensitive, so enter the login information exactly as it is shown below.



To login:

1) Visit our website at http://www.vistacs.com

2) Click on the member's area link

3) Enter your Username (above, all caps)

4) Enter your Password (above, all caps)

**When you login, you can change the automatically-generated password (above) to one of your preference**

Once you're logged in, all the forms in the kit will be available. Print out your desired forms and fax back to Vista at 609.485.2392 or email to info@vistacs.com

Important Note: The electrical form goes directly back tothe Golden Nugget.

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To view the Golden Nugget Grand Cayman Ballroom floor plan and booth layout, please click the link below.

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NJAA 21st Annual East Coast  
Gift & Variety Show 2016 Checklist
1. NJAA Application completed & mailed to NJAA 

2. Electrical Contract mailed directly to Golden Nugget

3. Vista, if needed, faxed or emailed to Vista

4. Call the Golden Nugget to make Hotel Reservations

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If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call the NJAA Office at 732-240-0000 or email us at: NJAA 

We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlantic City!

Thank you!


Registration is Now Open!
8th Annual East Coast / Mid-Atlantic
Regionalized NAARSO Outreach Safety School

February 17th - 19th, 2016

Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ

Sponsored by the
New Jersey Amusement Association


Presented by


February 17th & 18th
16-20 Hour Program * 8:00am-4:30pm Classes

February 19th

Certification Exams 8:00-12:30

(4 hours + Certification Exams)

NAARSO Registration Form

The NJAA is a pro-active organization, identifying concerns, while working for the safety, health and overall economic betterment of the amusement industry.

If you have any questions or concerns, we can always be contacted at 732-240-0000 or njaa40plus@aol.com.

For valuable resources, recent news and up-to-date information, visit us at: 


Kimberle Samarelli
Executive Director 
New Jersey Amusement Association

New Jersey Amusement Association | PO Box 178 | Seaside Heights | NJ | 08751