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Published Monday, October 3, 2016
FOR MOST CLUB LEADERS, control of the U.S. Senate is an afterthought of the 2016 elections. Indeed, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have provided quite enough entertainment for everyone to be focused solely on them. However, a change in the U.S. Senate’s majority might have a far greater impact on the private club industry than who resides in the more»
Published Monday, October 3, 2016
GOVERNANCE EXCELLENCE IN A PRIVATE CLUB requires a plan built on a foundation of systematic and established disciplines. The resulting framework enables reliable and trustworthy structures, processes and systems. This article, the second in a three-part series, brings focus to the current-day model for private club governance and organization and identifies more»
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»
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