“I came with a vision for how to improve my FEC. I made the right connections and experienced guidance to focus on how to proceed.” – Billy Frye, Magic Wheels Fun Center

Foundations Entertainment University (FEU) held its 49th class July 16-18, 2019, in Chicago, IL, hosting 50 attendees with varying interest in planning, designing, developing and operating out-of-home entertainment businesses. Entrepreneurs and current owner/operators traveled from as far as Mexico, Brazil, and Canada, as well as representing twelve US states, including locations in Florida and Texas.

Class #49 showcased a new learning opportunity with a Speaker Q&A Session where attendees were asked to submit challenging and even personal questions and each speaker had an opportunity to respond to the question.

“The new Speaker Q&A Session was fantastic and had an overwhelming response from the attendees,” said Frank Seninsky, FEU presenter. “We also provided a new networking opportunity for our attendees to meet with our sponsors and speakers who were assigned to specific tables during the lunches and dinners. This was well received and attendees appreciated the extra time to network and ask one-on-one questions. I think this was one of the best sessions ever at Foundations!”


FEU Class #49 graduates were also the first to receive $50,000+ in Value-Added Bonuses from our Sponsors as part of our Exclusive Buyers Power Purchase Program.
Graduates have access to exclusive discounts, products, and promotions that will save them thousands of dollars when opening their facilities or refurbishing their existing operations.


Participants were given multiple opportunities to network and relax with the speakers and sponsors during Foundations University 2.0.
The group visited local entertainment centers, Play and Spin Social in Niles, IL, where general manager, John McFadden, joined the group for part of the tour. The next stop was Punch Bowl Social in Schaumburg, IL, where the group had a chance to compete at the large Foosball Table.
Foundations Entertainment University 2.0 Continues to Evolve and Grow! 
Guest speaker, Sherry Howell, the Brand Engagement Director of CenterEdge Software, will be returning as an ongoing member of our prestigious panel of FEU presenters. Sherry received high marks from attendees for her presentation on ‘The Costly Seven: Leadership Mistakes to Avoid.’ Foundations is excited to have Sherry as an integral part of the team!
“How can we expect our front line to constantly learn and be great if we’re not modeling this same behavior,” notes Shanna Dow of Plainfield Lanes. “This is the seminar to take if you’re in the entertainment industry. So much good information from industry experts. What works and what doesn’t! Everything you need to know TODAY from startup to staying relevant.”

The next Foundations Entertainment University will be held October 15-17, 2019, in Dallas, TX. The three-day program will bring together top industry consultants, Frank Seninsky, CEO, and Jerry Merola, CFO of Alpha-Omega Amusements and Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM); Frank Price, President of FL Price and Birthday University, Doug Wilkerson, Principal of Dynamic Designs and Studio 41B, Peter F. Olesen, P.E., President of Entertainment Concepts, Inc., Kevin Williams, CEO of KWP, and Sherry Howell, Brand Engagement Director for CenterEdge Software. Additional guest speakers include Jim Howell, President of Perky’s Pizza and Yaroslav Sobko, Director of Marketing for Alpha-Omega Amusements.

Our panel of industry professionals will present their 200+ combined years of knowledge and experience on subjects that include, market assessment and feasibility, funding, food and beverage, design concepts, guest experience, staffing, operations, construction and contractor selection, games and attractions, performance monitoring, marketing and group sales, and much more. The three-day program will include behind-the-scenes tours to local entertainment venues, plenty of time for networking and Q&A, and one-on-one discussions with our presenters as well as a new group round table session.

Visit www.foundationsuniversity.com to take your first step towards a successful
future in the family entertainment center industry.For questions, contact Frank ‘the Crank’ Seninsky at [email protected]
or cell 732-616-5345

What this could mean? With the Buyers Power Purchase Program continuing to grow above $50,000, Class #50 in Dallas TX will most likely close out quickly. The hotel information will be up on the website shortly as will the tentative schedule. For Class #50, Frank Price will be presenting an optional feature presentation on Thursday afternoon, October 17.  Details to be announced!