Ross Hutchings Joins ARC
March 1, 2006 

Sacramento, CA – Long-time non-profit association executive, Ross Hutchings, CAE, has recently joined the Association Resource Center (ARC) as a Senior Account Executive.

Hutchings has spent more than 25 years working in all three non-profit disciplines: professional societies, trade associations and charitable organizations. He has served as Executive Vice-President/CEO for the California Peace Officers’ Association, California Police Chiefs Association, California Independent Oil Marketers Association, The First Tee of Greater Sacramento and as Deputy Director for the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers.

Hutchings is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), the top recognition in the association industry by the American Society of Association Executives. He holds a degree in marketing and public relations from Brigham Young University, is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Institute of Organizational Management” at Stanford University and has received numerous national and international awards for his marketing and public relations campaigns.

“We are very pleased to add someone with Ross’ extensive background to our existing professional staff. He will be a great addition and asset to our clients,” said Steve Hamilton, President of ARC.  Hutchings current clients include the Pacific Builders Safety Expo and the OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute at Sierra College. Additional clients and responsibilities will be added as ARC continues to grow.

ARC has been in business for 25 years, providing headquarters, management, administrative, marketing, meeting and other services for local, state, national and international organizations. Association Resource Center is the only association management company in California accredited by the International Association of Association Management Companies and by the American Society of Association Executives. ARC is one of the largest association management companies in Northern California. 

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Several Associations Join Association Resource Center
For Full-Service Association Management Services
July 28, 2004

Within the past three months, several associations have become clients of Association Resource Center (ARC), Sacramento’s only association management company accredited by the International Association of Association Management Companies (IAAMC).

The association management firm Association Resource Center (ARC) has acquired the association client base of The Messersmith Group (TMG). As part of the acquisition, several former TMG staff members have joined ARC.  As a result of ARC acquiring The Messersmith Group Association Management Division, the following associations have joined the many associations managed by ARC:  Sacramento Hotel Association, Structural Engineers Association of California, Taxicab Paratransit Association of California and Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus.

Just prior to these four associations joining ARC, another significant new client selected ARC earlier this year; the California Association of Mortgage Brokers.  And, most recently, ARC was awarded the management contract with the California Sign Association, effective September 1, 2004.

ARC will work with each of these associations to expand membership, provide membership services and facilitate various activities.

In addition to these new clients, ARC is pleased to announce the addition of a number of highly respected association professionals to our management team.  ARC welcomes Lee Adler, CAE; Tracy Brown; Deidre Bryant; Kevin Kilkenny; Karen Polastri; Ava Snider and Teresa Stephenson.  “We are very pleased to have these tremendous association professionals joining our Association Management Team,” said Steve Hamilton, President, Association Resource Center.

For more information regarding Association Resource Center please call (916) 932.2200 or visit the website at

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ARC Achieves National Accreditation
February 2003

In early 2003, Association Resource Center became a charter member of the ANSI/IAAMC Accreditation Program and has been recognized for Quality, Service and Excellence. ARC is the only Association Management Company (AMC) in Sacramento to earn this distinction.

Under the guidance of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the International Association of Association Management Companies (IAAMC) launched a major initiative to upgrade recognition of the quality and competence of the Association Management Company (AMC) industry.

The ANSI/IAAMC Standard assists professional association management companies in the establishment of their own internal quality systems.

The Standard of Good Practices for the Association Management Industry was established to create a message that communicates to the marketplace that an accredited AMC has demonstrated the commitment and ability to deliver consistent quality service and organizational excellence to present and prospective clients.

The Standard assists professional AMC’s in the establishment of their own internal quality systems, and serves as the source document for the IAAMC Accreditation Program. An IAAMC accredited AMC has invested significant time and money to meet or exceed the requirements, and organizations can be assured that accredited AMCs demonstrate a high level of professionalism and responsibility.

Association Resource Center has successfully met the ANSI/IAAMC Standard of Good Practices for the Association Management Industry and has been accredited by IAAMC.

How does Accreditation benefit the Client?
Accreditation fosters an organizational culture embracing professional performance attributes; and controls cost, improves efficiency, and promotes prompt performance of quality.

Accredited AMC’s adopt transition procedures and include steps to be taken to assure client property is properly transferred.

Accredited AMC’s have established service policies and delivery systems that guarantee competent and knowledgeable staff and emphasize the importance of customer satisfaction.

Accredited AMC’s have established procedures that ensure financial control and reporting systems, which conform to GAAP, are in place and utilized as appropriate.

Accredited AMC’s have adopted written policies that prohibit co-mingling of any and all client assets with ARC or any other client’s assets; policies and procedures to protect the privacy and integrity of client’s proceedings, records and data.

Accredited AMC’s adopt internal and external audit procedures that:

  • Ensure audit activities are appropriately planned
  • Audit results, corrective actions, and corrective action results and consequences are appropriately recorded and reported to clients.
  • Audit conclusions are discussed with the people whose activities and results are being audited, and deficiencies are corrected.

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Association Resource Center
Adds a New “Destination Management” Division
June 20, 2002

June 20, 2002 -- (Folsom, CA) To increase flexibility in meeting the needs of association, corporate and state agency clients, the Association Resource Center (ARC) has added a new division by adding “Sacramento Experience” to its family of services.  Sacramento Experience is a premier destination management organization, whose clients have depended on its abilities to provide bus and limousine transportation, event management, special group tours, day trips and related services.

According to ARC President, Steve Hamilton, “the addition of Sacramento Experience allows us to maximize our resources in serving our clients beyond normal association, trade show and event management to include the services routinely outsourced to a destination company.  Now, clients coming to the Sacramento area will have all the services they require for a successful Sacramento event under one roof”.

Joining the ARC Team, to head up this new division, is Jim Federman, well-known destination management professional and member of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.   According to Jim, “the value Sacramento Experience brings to event and meeting planners using Sacramento for their conferences, conventions and/or trade shows, is going to be multiplied as Sacramento Experience becomes a division of Association Resource Center, a respected Sacramento area Association, Meetings and Trade Show Management Company”.  ARC clients in 2002 include:

  • California Integrated Waste Management Board – Recycled Product Tradeshow
  • Chief Probation Officers of California
  • California Resource Recovery Association
  • El Dorado Winery Association
  • The Recycled Product Trade Show (CA Integrated Waste Management Board)
  • West Coast Western Wear and Equipment Association (The Reno Market)
  • Western Association of Industrial Distributors

Association Resource Center (ARC) is known in the industry for its highly rated customer service:

  • “ARC is truly a first-class, professional management company; their ability to organize, make timely decisions and set realistic goals was invaluable”… National Pool & Spa Institute, Western Region
  • “The knowledge you bring to the process, the experience, the efficiency of our technology and the warm/service orientation of staff, makes ARC unique”…Greyhound Exposition Services

To learn more about how Sacramento Experience can help you with your next event, call 916-932-2246.  For more information regarding ARC’s Association Management Services, please visit us on the web at or call 916-932-2200.

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April 20, 2001

June 19, 2001, Sacramento, CA. – Sacramento, CA -based Association Resource Center (ARC) announced today that long time employee Connie Seitz has been promoted to Executive Director for two of ARC's prominent association clients.

Seitz will serve a dual role as account executive for the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) and Western Association of Industrial Distributors (WAID).  ARC is extremely pleased for Connie as she takes on this new position with our firm, said Stephen Hamilton, ARC President.  Seitz has several years of association and event management experience and will be responsible for continuing the work for these ARC clients.

CRRA members are professionals, businesses and government officials in the fields of recycling and related industries.  The members of WAID are distributors of industrial bearings, mechanical and fluid power transmission products in the Western United States and Canada.

Association Resource Center is an association management firm providing headquarters, staff and a full range of full service association executive management & administrative support, convention and meeting planning, trade show and event management and outsourcing services to numerous associations, professional societies and state agencies.

For more information regarding the Association Resource Center, contact Stephen Hamilton at 950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150, Folsom, CA 95630; phone: 916-932-2200; fax 916-447-5194;

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At this time ARC has no positions available.

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