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Alexandria, VA – February 22, 2011 – The Club Managers Association of America is pleased to announce that Jonas Software has increased their level of support to the CMAA Corporate Advantage Program by becoming a gold partner. They had previously made a multi-year commitment to support CMAA and The Club Foundation as a silver partner. By augmenting its commitment to the club management profession, Jonas has taken a significant step forward in its dedication to helping create outstanding education, products and services for the club industry.
“Jonas has been a long time partner of both CMAA and The Club Foundation and their commitment to our Business Management Institutes, student chapters and Club Foundation fundraising initiatives has been instrumental to our success,” commented CMAA Chief Executive Officer Jim Singerling, CCM, CEC, who serves as president of The Club Foundation. “Not only have they renewed their commitment to CMAA and The Club Foundation for another five years but they have also increased their level of Corporate Advantage Program support by moving from the silver level to gold. More than ever, we are grateful for their continued support of our Association, its members and the industry.”
Through the Corporate Advantage Program, Jonas Software supports, in part, a featured speaker at the CMAA World Conference and Club Business Expo and provides funding to enhancing the quality education, programming and special events offered to CMAA members throughout the year. In addition, Jonas Software takes a leadership role in supporting The Club Foundation’s mission by supplying CMAA’s undergraduate hospitality programs access to Jonas software packages and other Jonas enterprise solutions.
Barry Symons, CEO of Jonas Software, said “Since 2005 we have worked closely with the CMAA as Silver level partners, and have seen firsthand the tremendous benefits of the organizations various education sessions, conferences and scholarships. Now, we are extremely proud to have been given the opportunity to continue our relationship with the CMAA as Gold Partners. Through this extended partnership it is our hope that we can have a hand in continuing the success of the club industry for years to come.”
About CMAA - The Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. CMAA has close to 7,000 members across all classifications. Manager members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.
About The Club Foundation - The Club Foundation supports the advancement of club management professionals, funding industry education programs through scholarships and grants.
About The Corporate Advantage Program - The Corporate Advantage Program is a collaborative effort among CMAA, The Club Foundation and up to 15 corporate entities that have demonstrated a leadership role within the club industry. The program creates a bridge between club management professionals and the companies most dedicated to serving them. The monetary contributions by Corporate Advantage Program partners support the professional development programs offered and funded by CMAA and The Club Foundation.