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Ben E. Keith Renews as 2016 Platinum Sponsor

Texas Lone Star Chapter
Club Managers Association of America
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sam Brewster
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BEN E. KEITH RENEWS PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP OF THE TEXAS LONE STAR CHAPTER
Houston, Texas - January 21, 2016 - Ben E. Keith, has renewed its partnership as a Platinum sponsor of the Texas Lone Star Chapter (TLSC) of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).  This marks the eleventh consecutive year the two organizations have partnered to bring quality professional development to members of the TLSC.
What began as a local produce house in Fort Worth, Texas in 1906 has grown into the eighth largest broadline foodservice distributor in the nation. Ben E. Keith believed that "Pioneering is eternal", and continually forged ahead with new ideas for delivering fresher high quality products at a reasonable price. In the 1980's, Ben E. Keith Foods moved to broadline foodservice distribution, and has continued the pioneering spirit of Mr. Keith by becoming a recognized leader and innovator in the foodservice industry.

"We are delighted to continue our association with the Texas Lone Star Chapter as a Platinum Sponsor in 2014 for the eighth consecutive year. We appreciate having the opportunity to work with your wonderful members," said Ron Boyd, Senior Vice President of Ben E. Keith Foods. "Getting to know your members and learning of issues they face in providing excellence in their clubs increases our ability to be a better partner."  

Still headquartered in Fort Worth 108 years later, Ben E. Keith Foods serves over 25,000 customers in eleven states from seven distribution centers and a dozen sales offices. 
The Texas Lone Star Chapter was established in 1948 and has since been a leader in the advancement of opportunities for private club managers.  The TLSC has more than 275 members who manage over 150 private clubs throughout the state of Texas.  The purpose of the TLSC is to provide education and professional development to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character, to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management and to advance friendly relations among its members.  For more information on the TLSC, visit www.texascmaa.org. 
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, CMAA 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 its members; to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful club operations. CMAA hosts the World Conference on Club Management and Exposition annually; maintains a highly trafficked website (www.cmaa.org) containing club industry resources; researches, writes and develops textbooks, manuals and white papers on club management issues; and is involved in numerous industry-wide initiatives that advance the profession of club management and enrich the lives of its members. 
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