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2013 Financial Outlook for ClubsRecorded On: 10/11/2012
Examine how the dramatic economic impact of the 2012 election (regardless of the results) as well as the gradual beginnings of economic rebound will affect clubs in the short term and into the future.
Given the crucial upcoming presidential election and tenuous initial signs of economic recovery, 2013 will be a pivotal year in the long-term financial prosperity of the private club industry. Much of a club's success depends on the available discretionary fund of members and potential members. Yet, recent economic turmoil has led to an industry-wide weakening of consumer confidence.
How are clubs staying financially healthy in these uncertain times? This presentation will examine how the dramatic economic impact of the 2012 election (regardless of the results) as well as the gradual beginnings of economic rebound will affect clubs in the short term and into the future. Now is the time to be prepared. Join us to find out how!
Kevin Reilly is a Partner at PBMares, LLP. His areas of practice include hospitality consulting including clubs, hotels and restaurants, real estate consulting, individual and business tax planning and preparation, and business advisory services.
Reilly's hospitality experience includes PKF North America as well as the Washington Metropolitan Club Controllers Chapter of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) where he is a member and former president. Reilly has also written columns for many club industry publications.
Reilly received his undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Science, in Accounting at Providence College in Providence, R.I. He received his Juris Doctor at The Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.
Strategic IT Planning - Advanced TacticsRecorded On: 09/25/2012
Master key topics in progressive and effective IT planning.
This webinar covers the most important steps your club should take to keep pace with the ever-evolving world of IT. The webinar covers key topics in progressive and effective IT planning, including:
Basic IT Maintenance to serve as the foundation upon which IT strategy is built, detailing:
- Five-year IT budgeting
- Hardware obsolescence planning
- Core software application replacement scheduling
- User skills enhancement
Alignment of IT strategy with your club's overall business plan to compliment the club's “big picture” planning, featuring:
- Strategic IT positioning
- Capital improvements
- New amenities and services
- Enhancements to policies and procedures
Discovery of “cutting edge” technologies, highlighting:
- The latest innovations
- The newest tools to improve the member experience, reduce costs, increase revenues and introduce efficiencies
The Boothe Group, LLC
Bill Boothe is president and owner of The Boothe Group, LLC, an independent consulting firm that helps clubs understand computer technology, make good decisions, and get the most from their technology investment.
He is a founding member of the NCA-HFTP Club Technology Task Force.
The New Health Care Law and Private Clubs: Part IRecorded On: 08/22/2012
Review the most immediate mandates clubs will have to follow under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The first webinar in NCA's Healthcare series provides an overview of the most immediate mandates clubs will have to follow under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The following issues are addressed:
- What must be disclosed on an employee's W-2 Form.
- What a club will have to do regarding the Exchanges.
- Who is a “full-time employee" as defined under the law.
Vice President of Government Relations & General Counsel, NCA
Brad Steele has served as the voice of the private club industry on Capitol Hill for more than a decade. In that time, he has worked to stop harmful legislation, roll back damaging regulations and include club concerns in litigation filed across the country. Steele began his time in government by working for the Vice President of the United States, for a member of Congress and then as a senior staffer with a national political committee. After many years in politics, Steele left D.C. to become an attorney. He studied law in England at Oxford University and he earned his degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Upon graduation, Steele opened his own law firm in Indiana. In addition to his private practice, Brad also served as a county and city attorney and as a judge of an Indiana court. While in Indiana, Steele returned to politics as a candidate for the U.S. Congress and the Indiana State House of Representatives. His Congressional race pitted him against Mike Pence in the primary where they became friends. Steele is a featured speaker for club management and golf associations across the country and his perspectives have been sought out by leading industry periodicals as well as the national media.