Amusement Masters Appoints Shane Cochran As New General Manager

Shane Cochran AMInteractive game and amusements company that provides nationwide services, Amusement Masters announces today that Shane Cochran will fill the position of General Manager leading the charge to further develop the growth of regional and national accounts. Shane Cochran comes with a wealth of experience within the special events and event entertainment industry, having spent the last three years at Amusement Masters Shane has been instrumental in acquiring numerous large accounts.

Shane’s new role as General Manager will leverage his unique events game, entertainment and amusement experience against his exceptional customer service background. He will continue servicing many of the top companies in the Amusement Masters’ portfolio and expand his reach with developing clients. Shane shares “I am very pleased and excited to start this new endeavor with Amusement Masters and look forward to working with the team in an expanded role. We have unique interactive entertainment products that I’m proud of. I’m very fortunate to be a part of such a caring, professional and fun loving group of people.”

Kelly Smink, Owner and CEO of Amusement Masters says, “Shane’s event experience combined with his industry knowledge makes him a valuable asset to our ever growing company. We believe his new role will continue to make our services and event services appealing to more and more accounts nationwide. Amusement Masters puts clients first and Shane is always a customer advocate for making the most of an event. I’m confident that Shane will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”


ABOUT US:
Founded in 1999, Amusement Masters has become a leader in the arena of amusement and interactive entertainment for the special events and hospitality industries. Positioned as a strategic partner, Amusement Masters works one-on-one with event planners, destination management companies, schools and military event planners across the United States to create memorable and unique event experiences. Leading the charge is their mascot Game Girl Gigi – who in the youthful likeness of Amusement Masters’ owner Kelly Smink keeps clients up to date with the latest interactives and event trends. For more information on Amusement Masters visit their website, FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Amusement Masters in Booth #703 at The Special Event 2014

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Event professionals, producers and planners around the world have always found The Special Event (TSE) conference to be an invaluable resource for education, networking and creative solutions. Since 1985 professionals in the field of special events have mingled and learned from an array of industry leaders sharing their knowledge. This year, TSE will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. From January 8-10th there will be over 100 educational sessions, an exhibit floor and six showcase events. We’re proud to announce that Amusement Masters will be in attendance and exhibiting on the tradeshow floor with many of the leading companies in our industry.

For those attending, you won’t want to miss visiting and playing with us at booth #703. By visiting the booth attendees can register to play our new online and interactive “Hit The Hero” game – a CLOUD BASED interactive game. Once registered all scores are tallied and tracked each time an attendee plays throughout the conference. On the final day – one hour before the exhibit floor closes – we’ll announce the person that has the highest score – this winner will be taking home their very own Kindle Fire!

If you’d like to schedule a time to speak one-on-one and learn about our nationwide amusement and gaming services while we’re at TSE email Kelly Smink. Or to find our booth simply visit: TSE Floor Plan. See you in Nashville!

About The Special Event Show (TSE):
The Special Event is the world’s premier conference and trade show that is directed at the top decision makers and trendsetters in the event planning industry. The event professionals that attend The Special Event work in a variety of markets, whether they are sporting event planners, caterers designing social events, wedding specialists, producers of corporate meetings or creators of extraordinary extravaganzas.

The conference mission is to offer experiential education and resources to the Event Planning Industry by offering over 100 event-focused conference sessions, an exhibit hall jam-packed with event products and services, a Hands-on-Hundred learn-as-you-go program, and a week full of showcasing events. Along with the tradeshow and eight education conference tracks, The Special Event hosts six over the top showcasing events.

For more information about the 2014 conference or to register and attend visit The Special Event.

Game Girl Wins An ISES Esprit Award

2013 Esprit Win

Amusement Masters is proud to announce that we are a recent recipient of a prestigious 2013 Esprit Award from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the category of Best Entertainment Production Budget Under $25,000. Since 1999 we’ve been a special event company providing amusements and interactive event entertainment. While having been nominated for an Esprit Award many times over the years we’ve considered ourselves the “Susan Lucci of Esprits” until finally winning and bringing home an award this August at the Esprit Awards ceremony held at ISES Live in Nassau, Bahamas.

Providing comprehensive interactive solutions for a diverse range of clients nationwide is what we do. We’re still beaming from ear to ear having won this 2013 Esprit for the Texas corporate event titled “A Texas Sized Grand Opening” that we participated in planning and providing signature entertainment for. Owner, Kelly Smink shares “Our team has proven expertise in creating great experiences through an approach of fun and professionalism in the special events industry. We are so very proud to be adding this Esprit Award to our other accomplishments. Now we’re looking forward to adding a few more to our shelf!”

All About Us –

Founded in 1999, Amusement Masters has become a leader in the arena of amusement and interactive entertainment for the special events and hospitality industries. Positioning ourselves as a strategic partner, we work one-on-one with event planners, destination management companies, schools and military event planners to create memorable and unique event experiences. Leading the charge is our mascot Game Girl Gigi – who in the youthful likeness of Amusement Masters owner Kelly Smink keeps clients up to date with the latest interactives and event trends. Keep up with the fun and games by following the Amusement Masters Facebook page!

About the ISES Esprit Awards Program –

Since 1995 the International Special Event Society (ISES) has acknowledged the achievements and creativity of its membership through the ISES Esprit Awards program. The 2013 ISES Esprit Awards was held on August 24, 2013 in conjunction with ISES Live 2013 in Paradise Island, Bahamas at the Atlantis. The awards recognize ISES members who have excelled in their respective event field throughout the year. The awards offer multiple categories that represent the different disciplines within the events industry. To view all 2013 winners watch this video.

Breaking News:Amusement Masters Live with Dance Heads

Holy Cow – we are going to be LIVE on TV tomorrow night!!   You have to catch me making my LIVE debut. Oh yeah, weare featuring Dance Heads too!  See the “OFFICIAL” Press Release.  They accidentally left my name off, but that’s okay, cause I’m going to be on TV!

Catch us live on CBS Atlanta, Channel 46, Saturday, October 31st at 7pm, right after the game and click on the Dance Heads logo for a demo!

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AMUSEMENT MASTERS & DANCEHEADS LIVE ON CBS ATLANTA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31st, 7PM EST
 

Atlanta, October 30, 2009- Atlanta based interactive game and amusement company Amusement Masters and their premiere product, Dance Heads, will be featured on CBS Atlanta’s Primetime show  Live on Saturday, October 31 at 7pm EST on Channel 46 Atlanta.
 
Following the Georgia Bulldogs at Florida Gators football game, Amusement Masters will have fun with the Better Morning Atlanta Hosts while showcasing Dance Heads.  Kelly Smink, owner of Amusement Masters says “This is our second year bringing Dance Heads to CBS Atlanta.  We are honored by the request to do the show live with them this year.” Senior Account Executive Karen Scullion and Account Manager Tane’Ya Shavers will present Dance Heads and walk the Better Morning Atlanta Hosts through a few songs – guaranteed to bring a few laughs!
 
Dance Heads® superimposes participants’ heads on professional dancers’ bodies while they lip sync to some of the greatest pop hits of all time. The mesmerizing effect is completed with fully animated backgrounds. Up to three guests at a time can lip sync to the song while their animated bodies dance to the music.  Amusement Masters is a licensed provider of Dance Heads®, the video green screen marvel which is garnering attention and raves from audiences nationwide, making it the “must have” activity for any event or party.
 

Amusement Masters is an amusement company that provides comprehensive interactive solutions for a diverse range of clients nationwide. Their team has proven expertise in creating great experiences through an approach of fun and professionalism.
 
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If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call (770) 451-9111 or e-mail Kelly at ksmink@amusementmasters.com.

Press Release – Amusement Masters Receives WBENC Certification

Okay so I just found out from Boss Lady that we (she specifically said “The Amusement Masters Team”) received WBENC certification – WOWZERS!!!  We were so excited – the whole process was so involved and detailed and WE did it!!  Amusement Masters is now a WBENC business – so kewl!  So what is WBENC certification?!  Thought you would ask that, check out the press release below!

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AMUSEMENT MASTERS RECEIVES CERTIFICATION IN LEADING WOMEN’S BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

August 3 2009, Atlanta, GA – Woman-owned Amusement Masters has been certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). With this marketing tool under their belt, Amusement Masters is now eligible to bid on contracts for corporations and government agencies with supplier diversity programs in place.
 
The stringent application process is not for the faint hearted. After submitting a 600-page binder of confidential documentation and original writing, hosting site visits and interviews, owner and president Kelly Smink admits she has even more respect for the certification. “While supplier diversity is important, I do not support the practice of awarding contracts to minority companies simply to make quota. This certification increases the credibility of every business that holds it, and documents our integrity and capabilities not just as women but as business people.”
 
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the leading advocate for, and authority on, Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation’s corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation’s leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with WBENC certification accepted by more than 1,000 corporations, representing America’s most prestigious brands, as well as government entities at the state, local and Federal levels.

Amusement Masters is an amusement company that provides comprehensive interactive solutions for a diverse range of clients nationwide. Their team has proven expertise in creating great experiences through an approach of fun and professionalism. (www.amusementmasters.com)
 
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