CM Services, Inc. Achieves AMC Institute Re-Accreditation

By |Published On: June 29, 2022|
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GLEN ELLYN, IL June 29, 2022 – CM Services, Inc. announced today that it has recently been awarded re-accreditation by AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry.

Among 500-plus Association Management Companies (AMC) worldwide, only 81 have achieved AMC Institute Accreditation, demonstrating the commitment and the ability to deliver the highest level of professional management services to association and not-for-profit clients. These AMCs are the recognized choice of association and not-for-profit organizations. CM Services, Inc. was one of the first five companies worldwide to achieve Charter accreditation by the AMC institute in 2002 and has since successfully re-accredited five times.

“We applaud CM Services, Inc. on this significant achievement,” AMC Institute Chair Mark Engle said. “AMC Institute accreditation requires that association management firms demonstrate adherence to operational and ethical best practices, as outlined in the AMC Institute Standard. Accreditation distinguishes CM Services’ 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 remain an approved standard. 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 or exceed the requirements of the standard.

Rick Church, Head Coach of CM Services, Inc. said, “CM Services Inc. is proud to have been one of the first five companies worldwide to have achieved AMC Institute accreditation and continued to demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement by achieving re-accreditation five times since 2002. Our team of dedicated association management professionals are committed to delivering the highest quality professional services to our client partner associations to help them achieve their missions”.

CM Services is a forty-five (45) year old, second-generation association management company headquartered in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. CM Services creates lifelong business relationships with its association client partners and among the members of its client partners. CM has been successful for forty-five years by practicing six Core Values:

  • We put our client partners first
  • Integrity in all we do
  • Expertise in the industries/professions we serve
  • Collaboration to achieve best results
  • Deliver innovative solutions for our client partners
  • A team-based environment that is fun

Association Management Companies specialize in managing associations and non-profit organizations, providing leadership and professional management services through experienced staff, best practices and shared resources. As AMCs manage multiple association and non-profit clients, their experience and knowledge base are broad and substantial, positioning AMCs as the preferred choice for full-service and specialized management services.

For more information about CM Services, Inc., visit or contact Rick Church, President and Head Coach at or 630-858-7337. For more information about AMC Institute accreditation, visit

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