Trends As I See Them

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This is our second annual “State of the Industry” issue. Once again, we have gone to considerable lengths to gather as much useful data as possible, so you’ll have some benchmarks to help you prepare and present next year’s budgets, and plan long-range strategies for your properties. I won’t usurp our editors’ conclusions here about […]


Cutting Through the Blog

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Those of us who grew up in an era when journalism standards were set primarily by newspapers were taught that while great papers like The New York Times focused on providing “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” bad ones just settled for this “guideline”: “Anything That Fits, We’ll Print.” The point was there had […]


The Content You Want, In Print and Online

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You hold in your hands the 20th issue of Club & Resort Business. We launched the magazine in April 2005, and are hugely gratified by the consistent and overwhelmingly positive feedback we’ve received from you—our readers and industry associates. Nothing pleases a publisher and editor more than to know that we are connecting with our […]


Business Not-So-Casual

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As has been the case in pretty much every issue we’ve produced since coming on the scene last year, several stories in this month’s issue highlight an interesting contrast that can be found at a lot of club and resort properties these days. At the same time that much of the stuffiness is being taken […]


A Boring But Important Subject

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I subscribe to a lot of consumer magazines, and they all play the same game. They will contact me a year before my subscription runs out, and offer me a swell deal if I renew right now and send them a check. If I don’t bite, they will send me a series of letters sweetening […]


Why You Want Your Staff to Fight

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To get some insight for this month’s feature on how superintendents can secure the capital funds they need (“Getting the Green Light,” pg. 46), I recently asked one veteran super to describe his best plan of attack for the annual budgetary dance—and then braced for the usual stream of laments about never getting proper support […]