Rhode Island Novelty Honored with 2014 IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Fall River, MA:  Rhode Island Novelty (RINCO), the nation’s largest supplier of amusement toys and novelties to both businesses and consumers, took home the top honor at the 2014 Brass Ring Awards for best exhibit. The ceremony was held during the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Florida.

The Image Award is presented to the company that operates the best trade show exhibit demonstrating the highest in the categories of booth design, branding, exhibit staffing and overall appeal. A panel of IAAPA facility members judges the quality and originality of the booth, the friendly and informative staff as well as the attractive layout of one’s product or service.


“We are thrilled with the recognition we’ve received for our inventive exhibit display during the annual IAAPA Amusement Expo,” said Derek Lovato, Rhode Island Novelty Amusement Sales Director. “The Image Award for best exhibit underscores our expertise in the amusement, novelty and redemption fields – utilizing an experienced staff to bring a high-quality product to our customers.”

RINCO’s eye-catching booth showcased the redemption line that featured a variety of new counter and crane items including rainbow knobby balls. Licensed and generic plush pieces were also highlighted including a variety Mr. Bubble® and SpongeBob SquarePants® items and on-trend neon merchandise.

IAAPA’s Brass Ring Awards honor the best and brightest in the attractions industry. The brass ring tradition dates back to the 1800s when rings were suspended above the riders on a carousel. The coveted rings were placed just out of reach, tempting all who stepped onto the carousel. Anyone grabbing a ring kept their brass prize and won a second ride. Today, the term ‘brass ring’ remains synonymous with achievement in the attractions field.

Rhode Island Novelty® (RINCO) is the nation’s leading importer and wholesale distributor of novelty toys, giftware, stationery, and incentive merchandise. Founded in 1986 and located in the Northeast United States, RINCO has become one of the largest suppliers of novelty toys, giftware, souvenirs and a number of other products. RINCO has a dedicated and knowledgeable staff that has helped the company become the preferred choice for Price, Product, and Performance.


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