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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.

Transformative Turf at Trinity Forest Golf Club

Club & Resort Business - Feature Articles·18 September 2018
A signature zoysia grass and an inspired golf and grounds staff have come together at Trinity Forest Golf Club to convert a landfill in a disadvantaged section of Dallas into a new source of civic pride—and prosperity.

Same Space, New Face: An Inside View of The Milbrook Club's New Look

Club & Resort Business - Feature Articles·13 September 2018
A sharp new look, inside and out, is helping The Milbrook Club stand out in the crowded and competitive Greenwich, Conn. market.

Private Members' Clubs Give Up Armchairs for Workspaces

Private Club Marketing·10 September 2018
Soon after the launch of London’s lavish private members’ club 12 Hay Hill, its boss Stephanos Issaias had to throw out all the sofas and chairs on one of the floors and replace them with less comfortable seating.

Fosun files IPO for Club Med on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Hotel Management· 5 September 2018
As it prepares for an IPO, a subsidiary of Fosun International has announced plans to float its Club Med business in a bid to raise up to $700 million, three years after it won the global resorts operator for more than $1 billion in a lengthy battle with Italian investor Andrea Bonomi’s Global Resorts.

Keeping Both Engines Running with Mount Vernon Canyon Club's Ryan Wolf

Club & Resort Business - Feature Articles· 4 September 2018
The Mount Vernon Canyon Club (MVCC) in Golden, Colo., sits at 7,600 feet and overlooks the city of Denver. Opening in 1923, MVCC has had numerous improvements made to its clubhouse over the years to capitalize on the magnificent views.

Healthy Vacation Club: focusing on the wellness travel markets

eHotelier.com· 4 September 2018
Healthy Vacation Club will be transforming the tourism landscape by meeting the needs of the sustainability, organic and non-toxic focused travel markets. The travel industry in the US has been slow to adapt to the quickly growing demand for organic products, leaving those who strive to remove toxins from their lives with a few vacation options.

A Clear Choice

Club & Resort Business - Management·31 August 2018
The Country Club of Detroit is adding visual appeal to its culinary creations through eye-catching use of glassware from a historic local company.

Legacy Vacation Club in Pursuit of B Corp Certification

Hotel F&B·30 August 2018
Legacy Vacation Club is currently pursuing B Corp certification. I wrote about the company’s Sustainability and Social Responsibility Specialist earlier this year. For those of you not familiar with the program, Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

iStar unveils designs for Asbury Park complex

sleeper Magazine·30 August 2018
Real estate firm iStar has unveiled designs for Asbury Ocean Club Surfside Resort & Residences, a 17-storey oceanfront tower on the Jersey Coast set to open in 2019.

Manager Views of Innovation

Global Golf Advisors - Insights·22 August 2018
Generating growth through culture change is the goal of the Innovation Labs initiative. Discussions about business, society, the economy or technology invariably include the word “innovation,” which implies a pursuit of inventiveness or change. The word also appears in conversations about golf culture or the club industry, though typically in a negative context or when referring to a lack of change.

MRM Chef Spotlight: Untitled Supper Club Executive Chef Frank Mnuk

Modern Restaurant Management·17 August 2018
Untitled Supper Club recently debuted a new culinary team, as well as a new menu led by Executive Chef Frank Mnuk. His focus is to elevate Untitled's food program by reinventing classic American dishes into creative and extraordinary experiences with approachable flavor to bring the classic American supper club scene into the 21stcentury with a modern and imaginative shared-plates menu.

Let's Talk Club Management Episode 4: Back to Certification

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) Blog·16 August 2018
While everyone else is gearing up to head back to school, we turn our focus on CMAA's education and chat about our certification process. We are joined by our own Brian Watkins, Manager, Certification, and Amanda Day, CCM, of Charlotte Country Club. Brian answers some of our most frequently asked certification questions and gives his advice for a successful CCM exam and Amanda shares her journey from student member to Clubhouse Manager.

Clubs in a Full-Employment Economy

Club & Resort Business - Industry Commentary·15 August 2018
First, the good news. The booming economy means that the demographic that would join a club will have more disposable income, and membership may actually grow. Every economic indicator says it will.

Pay Attention

Club & Resort Business - Industry Commentary·15 August 2018
When online publications go fishing with “click bait” (which helps them reel in readers, and thus advertising), they’re no different than the old anglers you see with lines hanging off a bridge—when they find something that works, they keep using it.

Farmington CC's Formula for Ever-Forward Thinking

Club & Resort Business - Feature Articles·15 August 2018
The management and operations team at the Charlottesville, Va. property has found innovative ways to keep an eye to the future while preserving their club’s unique ties to history.

Fine Lines

Club & Resort Business - Feature Articles·14 August 2018
Expanded and redesigned kitchens are cooking up good business, as clubs increase their F&B margins while bringing new efficiencies to their food-preparation processes.

Nikki Beach to Diversify Beyond Club-Style Resorts Into Wellness

skift.com - Hotels·13 August 2018
But don't worry: The clubs aren't going anywhere.

Dr Matthew Samel, J&W University

Private Club Radio·13 August 2018
After spending time at 15 different private clubs during a faculty internship, Dr. Matthew Samel of Johnson & Wales joins us to discuss the lessons he learned. There are 6 key takeaways that Dr. Samel shares with us on the topics of Governance, Technology, Member Services, Food & Beverage, Employment & Multigenerational Activities.

A Course of Action

Club & Resort Business - Feature Articles· 9 August 2018
Golf course superintendents can rely on their experience and expertise, coupled with the know-how of others in the industry, to lead successful implementation of renovation and restoration projects.

Brian Schulman, LinkedIn Video Expert

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
In this trend-spotting episode, you’ll learn why LinkedIn Video should be on your radar as a membership development tool. Brian Schulman is the founding member and board advisor for Genuine Hero. He’s a LinkedIn expert and shares with us the secrets behind LinkedIn Video.

Dianne Allen, Founder Visions Applied

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
Dianne Allen is the founder of Visions Applied. She helps gifted and talented leaders to better learn to focus their attention and energy in a world that is increasingly full of distractions. She shares her best tips and advice with us on this episode.

Ana Aluisy, Stress & Relationship Expert

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
If you recognize the last name, it’s because Ana Aluisy is our show host’s wife. She’s a relationship expert and a mental health counselor. Ana shares a number of ways that club managers and staff can recognize stress and deal with it.

Chris Krimitsos, Founder of TBBO

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
Chris Krimitsos is a membership expert. He’s built both local and international organizations outside of the private club industry. In this interview, we’ll pick his brain to find out the most important lessons he’s learned in the area of membership development and membership nurturing. We’ll also learn what mistakes Chris made and how you can avoid those pitfalls.

Mike Orloff, Golf Industry Central

Private Club Radio· 9 August 2018
Mike Orloff of Golf Industry joins us to discuss the state of the golf and country club industry down under. Learn what Australia and New Zealand are doing differently and what opportunities and challenges face clubs in the region. You’ll also learn about Mike’s migration from the United States to Australia.

Handier Than Ever

Club & Resort Business - Feature Articles· 7 August 2018
After seeing how members of St. Clair Country Club in Upper St. Clair, Pa., liked to grab trail-mix bars to get a boost of energy on the golf course, Executive Chef Shawn Culp felt that he could make a more nutritious and better-tasting bar to help curb their hunger pangs.

Taking It to the Street

Club & Resort Business - Feature Articles· 7 August 2018
In June, The Union League Club of Chicago opened its new first-floor lounge, which was quickly dubbed “ONE” by members, as in “Meet me on One.” The opening of the lounge, designed to appeal to the concept of providing a “third place” for members outside of home and work, marked the completion of the fourth major renovation project at the 139-year-old institution since 2014.

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