CM Services, Inc. - The Association Partnership Company


Country Arrows(GLEN ELLYN, IL, August 2, 2018) – CM Services Inc. The Association Partnership Company, announced that it has recently achieved competency re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the association management company industry.

Among more than 500 association management companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute competency accreditation. CM Services was one of five companies worldwide initially awarded accreditation in 2002 and has maintained its accreditation continuously since that time, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to its organization clients.

“We applaud CM Services Inc. The Association Partnership Company on this significant achievement,” AMCI Chair Michael Payne said. “AMCI accreditation requires that association management firms demonstrate adherence to operational and ethical best practices, as outlined in the AMCI standard. Accreditation distinguishes CM Services Inc. The Association Partnership Company’s ongoing commitment to leadership in association management.”

Administered by AMC Institute, AMC Institute Accreditation is recognized and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry. ANSI requires that the standard be reviewed and updated regularly to maintain its relevance. Measurable performance practices include contracts and service delivery; employee recruitment, training and professional development; and financial management and internal controls, among others. AMCs must earn re-accreditation every four years, demonstrating to an independent outside auditor that they continue to meet the standard.

“Accreditation is vital to our type of business because it demonstrates whether a company meets or exceeds the standards of quality management needed to serve organization partners,” according to Rick Church, President and Head Coach of CM Services Inc. The Association Partnership Company. He continued, “while on AMCI's Board of Directors, I was very involved in the development of the ANSI/AMC Institute standard for Association Management Companies and the AMCI accreditation program based on that standard. Our AMCI Accreditation displays our value to our association partners, business partners and employee partners.”

In 1976, Dick and Jeri Church started CM Services, Inc. The Association Partnership Company to help associations create opportunities out of their challenges. Their business philosophy was, and is, simple: It’s about partnership which is defined as the focused long term cooperation between individuals and/or organizations and CM Services to achieve complementary goals.

CM Services, Inc. The Association Partnership Company’s Mission is: We partner with associations to develop, maintain and advance their missions. The Company’s Core Values are: Be trustworthy, Commit ourselves to each other, our company and the industries we serve, Act responsibly, Care about others, Grow every day, Have fun.

Rick Church, President and Head Coach of CM Services Inc. The Association Partnership Company, can be reached at or 630-858-7337.

Association Management Companies specialize in managing associations and not-for-profit organizations, providing leadership and professional management services through experienced staff, best practices and shared resources. As AMCs manage multiple association and not-for-profit clients, their experience and knowledge base are broad and substantial, positioning AMCs as the preferred choice for full-service and specialized management services.

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