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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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PGA Of America, Chase Formally Announce Sponsorship Agreement

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 20 / 15

The PGA of America and Chase today formally announced their official partnership deal . The two-year deal makes Chase Sapphire Preferred the official credit card of the PGA of America and includes Chase Bank as the official retail bank of the association. The deal also calls for Chase to offer its ...

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Tags: Events and Attractions

04/27/15
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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Launches Digital Fan Appreciation Campaign

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