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February 27, 2013
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  • How the National Club Association Foundation supports private clubs
    Tammy Tassitano knew she wanted to work with private clubs soon after completing her first audit as a CPA, but to become even more involved she joined the National Club Association Foundation's board of directors in 2010. Tassitano says she supports the foundation's emphasis on research and commitment to advocate for private clubs. “The NCA Foundation funds critical research and education for the club industry that helps to make private clubs and their leaders we work with more effective,” says Tassitano. “The Foundation is a great way for all of us to give back to the industry that provides our livelihood. Without successful clubs, we would not have jobs.” McGladrey (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hackers steal 600 e-mail addresses from country club
    Keith Navis, general manager of Rock River Country Club in Waupun, Wis., woke up to an alarming situation last week Tuesday when he realized hackers had stolen more than 600 contacts of members, committees and clubs from his computer. Fortunately, no personal information was taken, but the e-mail addresses were permanently deleted. Daily Citizen (Beaver Dam, Wis.) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • High-end resorts open casual dining eateries
    High-end resorts are adding down-home eateries to their line-up as consumers demand more casual dining. The restaurant Proof recently opened at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale serving up comfort food such as buttermilk mash and chicken-fried buffalo. “We realized that our guests wanted a restaurant where they could eat in their T-shirt and shorts. It’s not that formal dining is gone completely but rather that the demand is increasing for approachable foods at approachable prices in a family-friendly setting,” says executive chef Jesse Hansen. AzCentral.com (Phoenix) (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hotel bars upgrade drinks and entertainment
    Gone are the days of watery cocktails and stale peanuts at the hotel bar and in are expensive, over-the-top drinks served up with some good old-fashioned flair. Hoteliers are hoping the handcrafted cocktails using specialty ice, exotic ingredients and myriad garnishes will draw in locals and visitors alike. USA Today/Hotel Check-in blog (2/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Green 
  • Golf fitness program helps players improve their game
    When country club manager Bill Horn realized members were significantly improving their game after attending the club's golf fitness sessions with an athletic trainer, he decided to push the program to golfers looking for lessons. “Everyone can swing the golf club better if they minimize their pain or discomfort, or if they just become more flexible,” Horn says. “So we wanted the staff to have better conversations with members and non-members to identify their injuries or limitations, and then get them to understand that golf-fitness sessions could help them play better—or at least feel better while playing.” Golf Business (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Operations & Membership Management 
  • Preserve company culture by hiring the right personality
    Creating and preserving a company's culture is tough so it's important to bring the right people into the mix. Writer Nadia Goodman highlights four tips for identifying the right personalities that would work best at your organization and finding those high-quality employees who fit the bill. Entrepreneur online (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NCA News 
  • Registration is open for 2013 National Club Conference
    The National Club Association is excited to announce that registration is now open for our landmark 10th annual National Club Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., on April 28 to 30. The National Club Conference provides private club leaders an unparalleled opportunity to learn from expert speakers about a wide range of key topics while establishing important professional connections. Don't miss out -- find out more or register today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Webinar: The New Health Care Law and Private Clubs, Part IV
    The health care reform law will be in effect in less than 10 months, and club leaders must act now to be in compliance. This webinar will provide attendees with insight and strategies to deal with the law and its impact on your club’s bottom line. From new regulations to statutory mandates, club leaders will get the most up-to-date information in the fourth of NCA's Health Care Webinars.

    Find out more about these webinars or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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