Brian Kelleher of 575 Pizzeria calls FEU “Entertainingly Informative”
East Brunswick, NJ – 28 individuals from all over the country, as well as Canada, met in Chicago to hear six of the entertainment industry’s most knowledgeable presenters share their expertise and experience in starting and running a successful entertainment center. Now in its ninth year, Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) is recognized worldwide as the platinum standard of education in family entertainment and bowling industries.
Brian Kelleher owner of 575 Pizzeria in Amarillo, TX, contacted our presenters after the program and shared the following, “Thank you for an entertainingly informative three days. I really enjoyed all the content covered, and look forward to using it in our business as we continue to grow our concept. I look forward to traveling the country (and the world) visiting all the concepts that were dreamed up at this seminar and shaking hands with all the owners who have now become friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry.”
“A successful entertainment business starts with a solid foundation. The Foundations class unselfishly lays the groundwork for solid FEC development,” added Jim Cline of The Goal’s Group, LLC.
Although Foundations is a must for anyone entering or thinking about entering the family and location based entertainment industry, we can see that existing facilities have found the program to be invaluable as they reassess their current business plans and look to make significant changes for the future. Debbie Hosch, owner of Shenanigans of Wisconsin in LaCrosse, WI, commented, “I feel this was very valuable to us being in the business for less than a year. We are able to evaluate our current operations and are now able to make decisions on how to improve what we are doing right and what needs to be done during our expansion.”
John Lewis, owner of America’s Action Territory in Bristol, WI, followed up with this comment, “Thanks for inviting me to attend Foundations Entertainment University. I had a great time and got a lot of good ideas, some of which we are starting to use now. I really want my key people to attend next year.” America’s Action Territory is an indoor/outdoor, year-round facility that has been in operation for twelve years.
The 27th Foundations will be held September 18-20. Foundations only costs $489, including all lunches and dinners and tours of FECs. Additional attendees from the same company or family can attend for half-price. The special hotel room rate of $119 includes breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Frank Price of Birthday University will be giving an optional half-day seminar on Remarkable Parties & Groups following Foundations for only an additional $10 fee.
Visit www.foundationsuniversity.com for more information or to register.
Top industry consultants, Randy White, CEO of White Hutchinson Leisure & Learning; Joe Camarota, COO of Alpha-Omega Amusements and Partner of Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM); Alan Fluke, President of AEA Consulting Group; Jerry Merola, CFO of Alpha-Omega Amusements and Partner of Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM); and Peter F. Olesen, P.E., President of Entertainment Concepts, Inc., cover over 18 hours of instruction for entrepreneurs looking to get into the location-based entertainment industry, individuals and companies in the planning, designing and building stage, and new operators and businesses looking to grow and expand their current operations. Kevin Williams from the UK recently joined the group as the sixth presenter. He is recognized as the world’s expert on interactive and digital out-of-home entertainment and publisher of the widely read Stinger Report.
Foundations Entertainment University’s 26th Class – Chicago, IL
FEU Attendees visit Enchanted Castle in Lombard, Illinois to get a behind-the-scenes look at operations. Ken Phillips, manager at Enchanted Castle, explains the philosophy of their center, which has led to its longevity and success.