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Small Changes in Décor And Offerings Create a Dramatic Shift

Small Changes in Décor And Offerings Create a Dramatic Shift

By Kevin Lichten Lichten Craig Architecture + Interiors You could always walk into this downtown woman’s club and order a drink and a bite to eat, but members seldom did. Maybe it was asking a staff member to retrieve a glass of wine from another floor or deciding whether to sit down for a full…

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Are Experts Really That Important?

Are Experts Really That Important?

By Peter Cafaro Judd Brown Designs What is an expert? The dictionary says: Noun: a person having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience. If you found out that you needed a joint replacement or were diagnosed with even a simple illness, how likely are you to consider a doctor who…

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Interior Design Spotlight – Satisfying a Diverse Member Demographic

Interior Design Spotlight – Satisfying a Diverse Member Demographic

By Kelley Harris Harris Interiors Today’s club culture is evolving and demands updated and fresh interior design. Younger members desire a casual and relevant aesthetic. However, we cannot forget about the older generation.  In most cases, there are ways to work with what you have for maximum return. Updating your clubhouse can be overwhelming. Engaging…

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The Baton Rouge Country Club – A Reimagined Story of History and Tradition

The Baton Rouge Country Club – A Reimagined Story of History and Tradition

By Rick Snellinger Chambers Since 1916, The Baton Rouge Country Club has been an esteemed private institution in the heart of Baton Rouge, providing its members with the highest quality of service and the finest recreational and social experiences available. In 2012, with nearly a century of countless memories, rich history and deep-seated traditions upon…

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Strategy-based Design The Keys to Creating the Perfect Social Bar

Strategy-based Design The Keys to Creating the Perfect Social Bar

By Craig J. Smith C2 Limited Design As a clubhouse designer, I always enjoy sharing our substantive new approaches to clubhouse enhancements that improve the overall member experience, create a new or enhanced revenue opportunity and streamline operational efficiencies. For the past several years we have been immersed in creating new casual dining venues with…

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Repurposed Spaces a Boon to Clubs

Repurposed Spaces a Boon to Clubs

by John Cochran Club Design Associates With competition between clubs on the rise, there is a need for Management to develop ways to compete with the Club down the street. Therefore, clubs are working on ways to repurpose, renovate or find undiscovered real estate. It can sometimes be a struggle to find ways to turn…

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John Fornaro and Molly Cox - co-authors of the Distinguished Club Experience

THE BOOK – The Distinguished Club Experience

John Fornaro and Molly Cox – co-authors of the Distinguished Club Experience By Dave White, editor So, why a book on private clubs? Good question. John Fornaro, publisher of BoardRoom magazine and CEO of BoardRoom’s Distinguished Clubs, researched and found there had never been a mainstream book published, based on the private club industry. What?…

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Running a Member-Owned Private Club What Are the Challenges?

By John G. Fornaro The art of governing, or leadership, is as old as society itself. It’s the exercise of authority by an individual or group of individuals or organizations in what it does, and how and why decisions are made. Still private clubs are a quite separate segment of both the service and hospitality…

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A Springtime Potpourri

By Dave White Private club success – both for board members and the club’s paid management – mainly derives from how well these two groups mesh when considering the club’s planning, daily operations and the breadth and depth of the club’s member experience. It’s known as collaborative governance. Still there are many challenges facing boards…

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The Buffalo Club – General Manager Position

Job Description The Buffalo Club is a (Historic) 150-year-old city club located in the heart of downtown Buffalo, New York. The club holds the distinct honor of being one of only several clubs listed as a Platinum Club of America, a Top 25 City Club and a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World member. This…

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