Carolinas Chapter Announces Gold Sponsor: S&D Coffee & Tea



Contact: Corinne Grimaldi

Carolinas Chapter Announces Gold Sponsor: S&D Coffee & Tea

Charlotte, NC – The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America is pleased to announce the addition of S&D Coffee & Tea (S&D) as a Gold Sponsor in the Carolinas Sponsorship Program. This partnership represents a one-year, $15,000 commitment by S&D Coffee & Tea to support the Carolinas Chapter and the Carolinas Club Foundation (CCF) in its efforts to deliver outstanding education, networking opportunities and services to its members.

“With the S&D Coffee & Tea headquarters located in the heart of North Carolina, it makes perfect sense that the Carolinas Chapter and S&D work together,” stated Chapter Vice President, Tom DeLozier, CCM. “S&D has been an exceptional partner to our club for more than two decades, proving business solutions to our beverage program for both club operations and tournament activity.” Tom further expressed how fortunate the Chapter is “to partner with a company that has a strong local presence and a global vision that, through networking and education, can be of great benefit to all of us in the industry of club management.”

The venture truly is more than just a sponsorship; it is a valued partnership, as S&D has already embraced the Chapter’s emerging Young Professionals Network (YPN) and has committed to support the YPN through thought-leadership and collaboration. “When the YPN initiative was brought forth by the Chapter Board, our ears perked up at S&D Coffee & Tea,” said Slade Goldstein, National Account Manager, Country Clubs and Resorts, S&D Coffee & Tea. “Leadership development and support is a core tenant at S&D and we are delighted to be a strategic partner in the development of this initiative within the Chapter.” Slade went on to share that, “contributing to the growth of the young professionals in the Carolinas Chapter and at S&D Coffee & Tea provides both entities the opportunity to ensure we will continue to provide thoughtful and meaningful leadership sought out by others.”

As a Gold Sponsor, S&D Coffee & Tea will be the presenting sponsor of the Fall Chapter Meeting, to be held in Charlotte, NC, from October 15-17, 2016. S&D will also be host to a Piedmont Region Meeting on March 7, 2016, at their facility in Concord, NC.

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The Carolinas Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. The Carolinas Chapter is comprised of more than 300 members, representing more than 150 clubs, within North and South Carolina. The Chapter’s mission is to provide timely, engaging and informative education to persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to promote and encourage efficient and successful club management skills; and to advance friendly and mutually beneficial relationships among its members.

The Carolinas Club Foundation was formed in 2005 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of financially supporting the professional development of club management through education, training and research initiatives.

The Carolinas Sponsorship Program is a collaborative effort between the Carolinas Chapter, the Carolinas Club Foundation and organizations that have demonstrated an interest in and support of the club industry. The Program is intended to create a bridge between club management professionals and the companies most closely connected and committed to serving the industry.

S&D Coffee & Tea is the nation’s largest custom coffee roaster and supplier of iced tea to the foodservice industry. S&D is also a leading producer of liquid extracts. In continuous operation since 1927, the company serves more than 100,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery.