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February 8, 2012
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  Industry Update 
  • The business of running a private club
    Because many private clubs are essentially nonprofit organizations, managing them like a traditional business does not often work well when it comes to setting prices and deciding budgets. Examining their structures and policies -- especially those of club committees and member communication -- can help clubs stay current and adopt an optimal business strategy. McGladrey (1/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trend Watch 
  • Growth expected for all foodservice segments in 2012
    The foodservice industry expects this year to be its third consecutive year of positive growth, with $631.8 billion in sales expected -- a 3.5% increase from last year. "Driven by the continued national economic recovery and consumers’ pent-up demand for the food, service and social outlet that restaurants provide, the U.S. restaurant industry is projected to expand in 2012," the National Restaurant Association’s 2012 Forecast said. Nation's Restaurant News (free registration) (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Green 
  • Golf legends vie to design Olympic course
    Golf greats Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman are among the eight finalists being considered to design the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The course will be the first Olympic golf course in more than a century and will be available for public play when the games conclude. Organizers will announce the winning designer in March. CNN (2/3), Associated Press (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Operations & Membership Management 
  • Small businesses showed decline even before recession
    Small businesses' contribution to economic growth and job creation has declined in the past decade, a new paper from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy states. The paper suggests that by 2010 small businesses accounted for less than 44.6% of private non-farm GDP, compared with 48.3% in 2002. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 tips to take customer experience from good to great
    Great service can make up for mediocre food most of the time, but it doesn't work the other way around, says Advantage Waypoint's Jeff Joiner. His tips for creating an excellent customer experience include going back to basics with employees, currying favor with customers likely to be ambassadors of your brand, and looking for ways to go above and beyond. (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NCA News 
  • Sponsorships available for the National Club Conference
    Join NCA in New York City at the 2012 National Club Conference on April 29-30, and put your organization in front of key leaders in the club industry. NCC sponsorship connects your brand with one of the leading forums for industry-specific education. Reach primary decision makers in the private club community in an educational setting -- associating your organization with future club success. For more information, contact Gina Velosky at or (202) 822-9822. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Registration is now open for the National Club Conference
    Join us on April 29-30 in New York City for the ninth annual National Club Conference. The 2012 National Club Conference features presentations by industry experts, essential updates on legislation impacting the club industry, and the most vital information on membership marketing, management and governance topics affecting the future of private clubs. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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