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  • Wed, November 22, 2017 3:28 PM | Anonymous

    U.S. Tightens Scrutiny for Skilled-Worker Visas

    Some see effort to slow immigration process as long overdue, while businesses say H-1B visas are needed to fill jobs

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  • Wed, November 22, 2017 3:21 PM | Anonymous

    Donald Chase out as trustees chairman of The Big E
    Donald R. Chase has stepped down on Friday as chairman of the Eastern States Exposition's board of trustees after 16 years. In response to a query by The Republican about his departure, The Big E released a brief statement: "Donald R. Chase has ...
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  • Wed, November 22, 2017 2:37 PM | Anonymous

    39,000 attractions industry professionals attended the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 in Orlando. 

    The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced record-breaking figures for its conference and trade show in Florida.

    The Expo took place last week at the Orange County Convention Centre. It attracted professionals from all areas of the $39.5 billion industry – amusement parks, water parks, FECs, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centres, resorts, and other attractions.

    There was a 12 per cent increase in buyers attending:  25,300 industry professionals participated. 1,114 companies showcased new products and services on 576,235 net square feet of trade show floor space. Exhibitors held a record 37 press conferences, unveiling new rides and announcing new attractions, technologies, and innovations.

    “The success of this year’s show is a true testament to the continued growth and strength of attractions around the world,” says Paul Noland, President and CEO of IAAPA. “Achieving this record-breaking attendance as we kick off IAAPA’s 100th anniversary celebration is a remarkable milestone in our association’s history. We thank all of our attendees, exhibitors, members, and sponsors for their support. We can’t wait to see what’s on the horizon for our dynamic industry — the best is yet to come.”

    The Expo also awarded The IAAPA Hall of Fame Awards (for worldwide industry innovators), the IAAPA Service Awards (for service to IAAPA and the industry) and the IAAPA Brass Ring Awards (for excellence in marketing, retail, live entertainment, human resources, food and beverage, top FECs, new products, and best exhibits).

    Expo participants raised around $123,000 for the charity Give Kids the World via a golf tournament, motorcycle ride, fun run and walk, and individual and corporate donations.

    The five-day Expo is believed to have added around $51.3 million to the Orlando-area economy.




  • Fri, November 10, 2017 2:13 PM | Anonymous

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  • Thu, November 09, 2017 5:21 PM | Anonymous


    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. --- Jim Strates wants to see some adjustments made in the carnival industry with regard to testing older rides for corrosive damage. 
    Strates Shows owns a KMG Fireball, the same model ride that was involved in July's deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. In Columbus, an investigation showed excessive corrosion resulted in "catastrophic failure" for the ride breaking apart in mid-air at the fair, according to KMG.      
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  • Thu, November 02, 2017 4:29 PM | Anonymous

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  • Thu, November 02, 2017 4:18 PM | Anonymous

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  • Mon, October 30, 2017 11:59 AM | Anonymous

    Last chance to save 25% on IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017!

    The Advance rate ends tomorrow! Join the Creation Nation at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 and come together with your peers and be inspired at the world's largest gathering of the people, products, brands and thought leaders with the innovation and creativity to help your attractions flourish. Register today or Tuesday, Oct. 31, to lock in savings.


  • Thu, October 26, 2017 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    Reithoffer Shows has signed extensions with two of its biggest events, according to Rick Reithoffer, the carnival's co-owner and head of the Blue Unit. The New Mexico State Fair and Pensacola (Fla.) Interstate Fair have both committed to multiyear renewals, Reithoffer said.

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