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January 9, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Advanced education helps hospitality job candidates stand out
    Employment and wages in the hospitality industry are expected to grow in the coming years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and the industry will be searching for highly skilled workers to fill positions in food and beverage, hotel, casino and tourism management. Current students looking for careers in these fields should consider pursuing advanced degrees to set them apart by augmenting skills in finance, human resources and management. HFTP Connect blog (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Green 
  • Golf industry adds more than $68 billion to economy in 2011
    Golf course operations, supplies, tournaments, associations, charities and more added $68.8 billion to the economy in 2011, according to a report from Golf 20/20. "The economy has endured two significant recessions the past decade and golf has fared well," says Steve Mona, CEO of the World Golf Foundation. "The health and growth of the game has a direct bearing on jobs, commerce, economic development and tax revenues for U.S. communities and industries." GolfBlogger (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Operations & Membership Management 
  • Engage members through e-mail marketing
    E-mails are still the most effective and cost-efficient way to reach members, as most will check their inbox several times a day. Engage more of your members online by sending regular club updates, answering frequently asked questions and featuring individual members in the e-mail's content as often as you can. Activate! e-magazine (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 8 ways to reach baby boomer customers
    Baby boomer and senior customers are different from their younger counterparts and need to be marketed to accordingly. To attract members who are 48 years of age and up, stress the practicality of a membership, focus on the facts surrounding a purchase and realize they may require more time to make a decision. MediaPost Communications (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NCA News 
  • Webinar: Fiduciary Role of the Audit Committee
    Join Daniel Condon and James J. Hankowski of Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly for the next session in our popular webinar series on Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. This program will summarize audit committee responsibilities in the private club industry, providing a basic understanding of how the audit committee functions and its fiduciary responsibilities including common risk areas, the committee’s role in review of internal controls, requirements under Sarbanes Oxley, industry benchmarking, and more.

    Find out more about the webinar or register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Save the date: 2013 National Club Conference, April 28 to 30
    NCA's annual National Club Conference is an unparalleled opportunity to network with private club leaders and to put your club at the forefront of the industry through educational seminars conducted by our experts. Our landmark tenth annual conference will take place April 28 to 30 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in beautiful Boca Raton, Fla. Stay tuned for more details!

    For updates, visit the NCA website. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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