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  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Countdown to Opportunity: The Club & Hotel Controllers Conference 2018

    Written By: Laura Resco, official event guest blogger for the HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conference 2018 - One of the most important jobs of a graduate student is to produce original research that furthers the existing knowledge within an industry.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

  • Job Description Template: Club Accounting Positions

    The HFTP Americas Research Center has developed example job descriptions for club accounting positions. The process involved reviewing sample job descriptions, and compiling the information into standardized job descriptions.

Meet the Manager: Getting to Know Paul Spencer

Club View / a Chambers Blog·19 December 2017
Private clubs are becoming increasingly dynamic as the industry continues to adapt to a changing and complex world. In many ways, clubs that have been successful in this regard are managed by creative and innovative individuals bringing a fresh yet respectful perspective to the private club experience. In this Meet the Manager series, we’ll highlight young, up-and-coming managers who are truly forging ahead in these times of change. In this issue, we met with Paul Spencer, General Manager of Birmingham Athletic Club (BAC) in Michigan.

Perspectives from the Other Side:What Private Club Pros Should Know About the American Health Care Act

Club View / a Chambers Blog· 2 May 2017
It's certainly no secret that politics are a point of contention for many, especially in the wake of the controversial 2016 presidential election. But when you look beyond the divisive figureheads, dizzying rhetoric, and party politics, you'll ultimately find that what happens in D.C. has resounding effects on our nation's businesses - private clubs included. ...

Perspectives from the Other Side: Seven Key Takeaways to Remember From CMAA World Conference 2017

Club View / a Chambers Blog·21 February 2017
Though every year’s CMAA World Conference is special in its own way, the 90th one in Orlando certainly didn’t disappoint! A lot of general managers spoke this year, lending many of these talks an operations-centric viewpoint that was invaluable for managers in attendance.

Perspectives From the Other SideHow To Turn CMAA World Conference Into A Mastermind Group

Club View / a Chambers Blog·12 January 2017
“No man is an island.” We’ve all heard this famous turn-of-phrase, but it’s difficult to internalize. No one has all the answers to life’s questions. Though self-reliance is certainly critical, it’s equally important to make the most out of your relationships.

5 Easy Reads for Private Club Managers

Club View / a Chambers Blog·14 July 2016
There are millions of books out there claiming to provide value, but private club managers are busy people — and there’s no way to sink your teeth into everything. Instead, it’s about reading the right things – and we’re here to help! Here are the easiest and most valuable reads out there for club managers looking to improve their performance as leaders and industry experts. Check them out. You won’t be sorry!

Perspectives From the Other Side:5 Simple Ways to Prepare for CMAA World Conference

Club View / a Chambers Blog·13 January 2016
It’s that wonderful time of year again! CMAA is holding their 89th Annual World Conference and Club Business Expo. Honestly, I can’t believe that it’s been 3 years since my own World Conference in sunny San Diego. Time really does fly! Every year, club professionals across the globe prepare to spend the week learning about new industry trends, furthering their education, networking, and more. If you’re not already excited for the World Conference, then you should be. It’s an invaluable resource for you, your staff, and your club as a whole.

More is...More

Club View / a Chambers Blog·25 February 2014
Since acquiring CCI Club Design last year, Chambers has spent the year showcasing the combined experience, expertise and perspective of Chambers and CCI through ads, articles and, finally, with a little fun for your desk. Didn’t get your own MORE IS…MORE house of cards set? Be among the first 10 to email us with a request and we’ll send you a set. Or view the whole collection on Pinterest.


Club View / a Chambers Blog· 9 November 2012
Chambers announced with great pleasure last month that it has entered a multi-year partnership with the Club Managers Association of America, signing on as a Bronze Corporate Advantage Partner, or CAP. CMAA reserves CAP opportunities for companies deeply committed to the club industry — its growth and long-term success. Chambers sought out the opportunity as a means of helping support an industry it has spent the last 65+ years helping build (often, quite literally). “Chambers brings a seasoned perspective on the future of the club industry, one we think will be very beneficial to our membership in their professional development” said Jim Singerling, CCM and President of The Club Foundation. The Foundation is CMAA’s nonprofit arm, dedicated to advancing the club management profession.

On the Road with...The Private Club Industry's Trade Publications

Club View / a Chambers Blog·24 July 2012
The private club industry’s trade publications are charged with staying on top of the trends in the industry. So on the heels of Chambers’ Club ’22 – Club of the Future survey, we asked the publishers and editors of three of the biggest industry “rags” to weigh in on what they see as the trends driving the industry.

On the Road with... Skip Avery

Club View / a Chambers Blog· 5 April 2012
We caught up with Skip just before the recent CMAA conference where he was about to officially take the reigns as incoming president of the association. Congratulations, Skip — and thank you for sharing your insights!


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