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Circle of Excellence Recipients

Wed, February 01, 2017 1:22 PM | Anonymous

The Outdoor Amusement Business Association, (OABA) recently recognized the following members as meeting some of the highest standards of safety, quality and service in the outdoor, mobile amusement industry, having recently achieved the coveted OABA’s Circle of Excellence recognition for the years 2016 through 2020. This recognition was presented at the IAFE Awards Gala, on Wednesday, November 30th , in Las Vegas. 

Carnival Recipients
GoldStar Amusements* - Mike & Connie Featherston
Mighty Midway & Kidway* - MN State Fair
Ray Cammack Shows* - Guy & Charlene Leavitt
Strates Shows – James E. Strates 

Concessionaires & Attractions Recipients
Alamo Amusements* – Patrick Sheridan
Armstrong Concessions – Gary Armstrong
Australian Foods* - Carmel Dyer
Bishop Amusement Rides* - Jim & Nancy Bishop
Cassata Concessions* - Tony Cassata
Cavallaro Concessions – David Cavallaro (New Recipient)
Fun Biz Concessions – Nathan Janousek (New Recipient)
Giant Slide* - Fred Pittroff
JoyRides Inc. – Joyce Hutchins (New Recipient)
Lee’s Concessions – Mike & Connie Featherston
Lopez Concessions* - Chris & Jody Lopez
Mad Hatter Concessions* - Michael & Kristin Ousey
Morton Concessions* - Bill & Deborah Morton
Netterfields Popcorn & Lemonade – Ron & Kim Netterfield
Odyssey Foods* - Dominic & Kim Palmieri
Ribco Enterprises – Brad Ribar
Schroder Concessions – Brad Schroder
Showtime Rides – Nick Pelino
Sixth Generation Rides – Bryan Creason
Solem Concessions – Jeremy Solem (New Recipient)
State Fair Services* - Mike Demas
T.J.’s Ice Cream – Rob & Tassie Jundt
Trinity Concessions – Ben & Joy Pickett
Wood Entertainment – Michael Wood 

Through independent, third-party audits and criteria established by the OABA’s Excellence Committee, these members scored highly and exceeded generally accepted industry practices and standards in their midway presentation, operations, concessions, human resources, and other criteria, to improve the overall public perception of their business. This program brings into play the fundamental principles of the OABA’s Foundation for the Future program, which is a strategic vision and an ambitious set of industry goals, with the purpose to educate and produce change. As members of the OABA’s Circle of Excellence, these companies have improved the business climate and guest satisfaction for their fairs, festivals and other event sponsors, while enhancing the public’s perception of the mobile amusement industry. 

Please join the OABA’s Board of Directors as well as the IAFE's Board of Directors in recognizing them for this extraordinary achievement. These companies continue to strive for operational excellence and the highest level of guest satisfaction in the mobile amusement industry. 

The OABA is the largest industry trade organization representing members of the mobile amusement industry, primarily in the United States and Canada, for over 50 years. Serving over 2,500 members in this generational, family industry of carnivals, food and game concessions, independent ride owners, and the circus industry, the OABA provides educational programs, promotes and advocates on behalf of the mobile amusement industry, and provides members with up-to-date communications via publications, electronic news and social media networks on relevant, news worthy topics of interest.

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