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Published Monday, October 3, 2016
MANY CLUBS WORK WITH MORE THAN ONE SOFTWARE VENDOR OR SYSTEM. The accounting team usually has a system that is tailored specifically for clubs. Marketing and communications teams often work with a vendor that specializes in website design, digital marketing and member communications. Then there are systems that provide reservations at the club like dining, more»
Published Monday, October 3, 2016
I AM PROUD TO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE of being a member of the Friars Club. To me, the Friars Club is an oasis in the middle of a concrete metropolis. Located in the heart of New York City, it is a comfort zone for meeting or dining with news contacts and friends, as well as enjoying the camaraderie of fellow Friars. The Friars Club is steeped in entertainment more»
Published Monday, October 3, 2016
Published Monday, October 3, 2016
IN LARGER INDUSTRIES—the airline industry or automobile manufacturing for example—major players exist. Because of their size, these bigger companies have influence and the ability to drive change. The club industry, on the other hand, is highly fragmented. Made up of thousands of individual clubs, in many ways it looks and acts like a cottage more»
Published Monday, October 3, 2016
CLUB BOARDS ARE OFTEN CHARACTERIZED AS MICROMANAGERS. What might be viewed as the latest “distraction” can become something that derails a board’s performance for the year or the general manager’s employment— general managers can be fired for failing to follow through on seemingly innocent suggestions that come their way. more»
Published Monday, October 3, 2016
LAST YEAR, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) established new guidance for the classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors (ICs). The guidance now makes it more difficult to classify employees as ICs, leaving clubs with ICs more vulnerable to litigation and penalties. In response, the National Club Association and the Western more»
Published Monday, October 3, 2016
A new separation is occurring in the club world and it is based on one critical element: can your club raise the capital required to maintain premier existing conditions and offer the new amenities it needs to compete? As you know from reading NCA-McMahon’s Club Trends, societal values have already shifted, and if your club isn’t offering new more»
Published Monday, October 3, 2016
Some windstorm emergencies, such as a hurricane, are foreseen well in advance, allowing su"cient time for precautionary action. However, some may occur suddenly, like a tornado, and require more specialized planning involving the implementation of time-related loss reduction controls and procedures designed to reduce loss severity. Properly planning for more»
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