January 2010

Published Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Keeping Tabs on Trends

The National Club Association recognizes that clubs desire to keep up with new trends in food and beverage—a large part of operations for many clubs. NCA has planned its 2010 National Club Conference to coincide with the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago to provide club managers an opportunity to attend the show and see the latest in restaurant/food service and lodging trends.

Think Before Downsizing

Since the private club industry has typically seen some lag in feeling the effects of the recession, some clubs have only recently reduced staff or have yet to lay off employees. Club management may find it helpful to focus on key employment issues involved in a downsizing and the best practices for implementing a successful reduction in force (RIF) if one becomes necessary.

The IRS and Governance in 2010

The start of a new year is a good time to take a step back and examine the club’s governance structure. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued a new exempt organizations governance check sheet for agents to use in capturing data about common practices and internal controls of nonprofit organizations being examined.

Laws & Regs

Health care reform, CIR ASAP, COBRA changes.

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