National unity through statewide communication and information sharing
Statewide associations of adult club owners actually pre-date the National Association of Club Executives (ACE), which was formed in 1999 by ED Publications and a group of the industry’s leading club owners and First Amendment attorneys. In particular, the Texas Entertainment Association was a going concern at an earlier date.
Over the years other states have launched adult club owner associations, some under the ACE banner and some with their own branded chapter names. Some of those statewide chapters are still going strong, while others have fallen by the wayside for one reason or another.