Industry Resources - Associations

  • American Culinary Federation

    The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefs’ organizations: the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

  • Club Managers Association of America

    The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With close to 7,000 members across all classifications, our manager members run more than 3,000 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs.

  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

    The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is the leading professional organization for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide.

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals

    Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals is headquartered in Austin, Texas USA and with an office in Maastricht, The Netherlands. HFTP is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs, and other hospitality-related businesses. Founded in 1952, HFTP provides first-class educational events, networking, certifications and resources to over 4,800 members worldwide.

  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

    HSMAI is a global organization of sales, marketing, and revenue management professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry. With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry champion in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales, marketing, and revenue management disciplines, as well as connecting its members with customers. Founded in the United States in 1927, HSMAI is an individual membership organization comprised of nearly 7,000 members from 35 countries and chapters worldwide.

  • Ladies Professional Golfers' Association

    The Ladies Professional Golf Association is the longest-running women's sports association in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf. The LPGA Tour and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) comprise the backbone of what has become the premier women's sports organization in the world today.

  • National Club Association

    The National Club Association has served as an invaluable resource for thousands of club leaders across the country for more than 45 years. Although noted for our influence on Capitol Hill, NCA’s staff of professionals is also readily available to answer members’ questions and concerns about compliance, governance, and federal and state issues. In addition, our team constantly gathers industry-specific news, trends and research data and provides time-critical solutions, education, best business practices and services to club leaders nationwide.

  • National Golf Course Owners Association

    Owners and operators of golf courses throughout the U.S. and the world – from those who run 9-hole facilities in rural locations to owners of the largest golf course portfolios in the most popular golf destinations – look to the National Golf Course Owners Association as a valuable source for information and education, and an advocate for their best interests.

  • National Golf Foundation

    The National Golf Foundation is your resource for golf business information with the mission of "helping golf businesses succeed." Golf Courses, Practice Facilities, Golf Businesses, Golf Associations, Golf Retailers and Golf Management Companies are the core of our membership.

  • National Restaurant Association

    Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, our goal is to lead America's restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve.

  • Professional Club Marketing Association

    Professional Club Marketing Association (PCMA) is the national association for directors of membership at private clubs. Our mission is to provide membership marketing professionals with relevant information on trends affecting the private club industry, an encompassing educational venue from which to grow professionally, and to represent our members to other professional associations within the industry.

  • Professional Golfers' Association is the official online destination for the Professional Golfers' Association of America. The mission of and its alliance with Tuner Sports New Media is to serve PGA professionals and the golfing public with services and products that inspire, direct, and facilitate nationwide participation.