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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.

Is This Gym Equipment Startup The Future Of Fitness?

Gym Insight Blog·30 August 2018
Gym equipment is evolving rapidly, and we see some highly innovative designs coming down the line. New machines and systems match physical activity and data science to improve the workout experience.

How America's motels became hipster havens

JLL Real Views·30 August 2018
In the heart of Palm Springs, a once nondescript Howard Johnson motel with an on-site Denny’s restaurant is now the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, replete with outdoor fireplaces, live music by the pool, a vintage photo booth and Middle East-meets-California fusion dining.

Clubs in Collaboration: A Productive Discussion on Revising the USFRC

mycloud HOSPITALITY·29 August 2018
A select group of 28 talented club professionals assembled at the inaugural HFTP Club Forum late last month in Sarasota, Florida USA. This executive-level event was designed to explore pressing industry issues and, specifically, to collaborate on the eighth edition revision of the Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Clubs (USFRC) that is currently underway. The focus of their strategic discussion was a SWOT-driven review of the current manuscript with an eye to future needs.

Banyan Tree group's club for mini travelers

4hoteliers.com·29 August 2018
The Banyan Tree group has just launched Rangers’ Club, a program for its guests’ children! This new club, with Felly the Turtle, a sea turtle with an impressive story, as its mascot, replaces the current Kids’ Club and will be rolled out at all the brand's addresses and Angsana establishments between now and January 2019.

Why Should I Work with a Coach?

mycloud HOSPITALITY·28 August 2018
In 2003 CMAA asked me to create a coaching program that could serve the members of the Association. In 2006 Shelley MacDougall joined me in delivering coaching services one on one in person and over the telephone, along with group coaching, speaking, and email communication. Over the past 15 years we have had thousands of coaching connections and feel privileged to have been with people during some of the highest and lowest times in their lives and careers.

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.

August 2018: CMAA and CSFA Under One Umbrella

CMAA CEO's Perspective·16 August 2018
Hello CMAA members – I hope you are having a terrific summer! This month I’d like to expand on an announcement that you may have read about recently regarding the Club Spa & Fitness Association (CSFA) becoming a subsidiary of CMAA. I want to share my perspective on what this means and how it will affect your CMAA membership.

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.

2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

14 August 2018
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.

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.

Revolutionize Your Next Corporate Retreat

Cvent Hospitality Blog·14 August 2018
With championship golf, an upscale spa, award-winning restaurants and accommodations, and so much more, there’s no better place for corporate or leisure travel than Colonial Williamsburg Resorts.

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.

How Consistent is your Club Leadership?

Hospitality Resources International | Ideas and Information·11 August 2018
Strong, stable, and consistent leadership is the single most important requirement for successful club operations. While there are many styles of leadership suited to any industry or endeavor, experience over many years in the club business makes it clear to this writer that a service-based approach to leadership works best in the service industry with its often young, mixed gender, and multi-ethnic workforce. This style of leadership has as its primary motivation service to others – to members, to the owners of the club, and to the employees.

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.

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