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Hershey Country Club Named Recipient of Distinguished Emerald Club Award

(Hershey, PA – October 8, 2015) – Ned Graff, Hershey Country Club General Manager, announced today that The Club has been awarded the prestigious Distinguished Emerald Club of the World award, as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs of the World award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs.

"We'd like to congratulate Hershey Country Club for earning Distinguished Emerald Club status," said John Fornaro, Publisher of BoardRoom magazine. "Special recognition also goes out to Hershey Country Club's General Manger, Ned Graff, as well as the club's board of directors, its department heads, and entire staff for their efforts in providing an excellent member experience."

For fine private clubs that operate at the highest standards, BoardRoom magazine's Distinguished Clubs award program uses a club-specific rating system that recognizes the club, its management, and its staff based on a proprietary criteria and evaluation process that distills and measures a club's Member Experience. As such, the rating system used by Distinguished Clubs is different from any that has come before, and with it, the private club industry now has the means to identify the top private clubs based on the most important aspect: Member Experience.

BoardRoom magazine developed the Distinguished Clubs of the World award program to recognize and share – with the private club industry as a whole – what it is that Distinguished Clubs do differently, and to do so with the specific goal of improving the Member Experience at every private club, and thereby helping to preserve the institution of private clubs for many future generations.

BoardRoom magazine is the official publication of the Association of Private Club Directors and is published in print and digital formats, and shipped to 27 countries worldwide. BoardRoom magazine is now widely viewed as the most respected and influential magazine in the private club industry.

For additional information about Hershey Country Club, please visit www.HersheyCountryClub.com or follow the Club on Facebook.
Kathy Burrows