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A Clear Vision of the Future

Arkansas SHRM 2021 HR Conference & Expo

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HR2021 Sponsors

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring HR2021! Our sponsors make it possible for us to hold these fantastic conferences and improve the HR community. Plus, sponsoring the conference is one of the best opportunities to let the top HR leaders know about your business!

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Thank you to all of our HR2021 sponsors! We couldn't serve the human resources community without you, and we truly appreciate your help. Check back soon for a full list of all of our sponsors.

1st Employment Staffing

Grand Prize Sponsor

1st Employment is your 1st class solution for local employment services and staffing solutions in Northwest Arkansas. 1st Employment offers tailored solutions to meet the needs of employers and employees. Our goal is to identify the best employment fit through consistent communication, on-boarding and background checks. We’re caring, compassionate and committed to the safety and satisfaction of all our clients. Let us take the stress out of hiring and job searching.

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90 Degree Benefits

Bronze Sponsor

90 Degree Benefits is a health benefits company with a mission: to help employers Make the Right Turn™ for their business through strategically crafted benefit offerings. With every business being unique, no path to success looks the same. 90 Degree Benefits designs health plans and administers benefits that meet each employer’s unique health and operational needs, both now and for the road ahead. We believe the right health plan does more than just provide benefits. It provides peace of mind for both employees and employers and contributes to the overall success of the organization. The 90 Degree Benefits vision is to help each employer Make the Right Turn™ for their business.

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AAMSCO IDENTIFICATION PRODUCTS, INC.

Silver Sponsor "Name Badges"

AAMSCO is a state licensed, full-service identification and security solution provider committed to serving our customers with exceptional customer service, an expansive cutting-edge product line, on-site service, and unparalleled experience. Founded in 1979, AAMSCO Identification Products, is an Arkansas based company specializing in card personalization, secure identification, visitor management, physical and logical access control, video surveillance, securing network and internal data, multi-factor authentication, and cyber security. Our specialty-trained teams offer a variety of service packages including installation, training, and preventive maintenance services to meet your needs. Our badging solution can even integrate with your HR database to populate and manage credentials, allowing you to maintain a clean database.

At AAMSCO we provide consulting and services to a wide variety of industry including government, banking, healthcare, education, and corporate. Our strength lies in our years of experience and commitment to total customer satisfaction.

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ARKANSAS Blue Cross Blue Shield

Mobile App & Conference Bag Sponsor

Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas, employing more than 3,200 people. A private, not-for-profit, mutual health insurance company, our vision is a healthcare system that provides affordable and safe care for all citizens. Our mission is to provide individuals, families and organizations access to high-value health and wellness services through innovative financing and delivery models.

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Arkansas Business Best Places to Work

Gold Sponsor

Arkansas Business wants to help you maximize your organization's most valuable resource - its people. The Best Places to Work program gives your company the opportunity to gather valuable and affordable insight about your employees and provides benchmarks to see how you stack up against the state's best workplaces.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Bronze Sponsor

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reach a statewide audience of 600,000+ readers in print, and the power of targeted online reach with JobsArkansas.com or Nwajobfinder.com, the RealMatch job network, and JobClips Video. This creates a powerful and effective solution to attract qualified, motivated, and experienced candidates, both active and passive. Let us show you Arkansas’ largest newspapers' total package today to help you and your company successfully attract and recruit new employees!

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Arkansas Tech University, College of e Tech

Titanium Sponsor

The College of eTech provides a single focal point for Arkansas Tech University’s fully online degree programs, trainings and resources. Housed within eTech, the Professional Studies department assists students with professional development and career enhancement. Our Bachelor of Professional Studies, a degree completion program, features eight concentration areas. It is designed for those seeking career promotion or employment. The Bachelor of Applied Science offers a seamless transition for those who have earned an Associate of Applied Science. Learn how to enhance your academic qualifications and increase your career upward mobility by contacting us at 479-968-0318, eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 or visiting www.atu.edu/etech/.

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Arthur J Gallagher & Co

Bronze Sponsor

A better workplace attracts, engages and retains top talent at the right cost.

That’s why the Gallagher Better Works℠ comprehensive approach to organizational wellbeing aligns your people strategy with your overall business goals. It centers on strategic investments in your employees’ health, financial wellbeing and career growth at the right cost structures to support a multigenerational workforce. And it utilizes data, helping gather insights and apply best practices that promote productivity and growth. That’s what it means to create a better workplace culture. It’s about never being content to rest each time you reach your best. Your better is never finished.

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Boundless Network

Lanyards Sponsor

Boundless Network is a top provider of quality logoed products. We would love to be your resource for on-boarding kits, recruitment fair/tradeshow giveaways, employee apparel, wellness rewards, company stores, safety programs, holiday gifts, employee recognition and length of service programs. Let us know how we can earn your business.

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CAHRA

Exclusive to Chapters Sponsor

Founded in 1951, the Central Arkansas Human Resource Association (CAHRA) is the oldest and largest association of HR professionals in Central Arkansas. CAHRA is an affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). CAHRA’s mission is to provide high quality, dynamic and educational programs and services to our members; to advocate on behalf of the HR profession at the state and local level; and to provide leadership opportunities through volunteer services that enhance professional and personal growth. CAHRA strives to be the leading association for HR professionals that exists to build and sustain partnerships that will make a positive impact on the HR profession and the greater Central Arkansas business community.

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Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Wednesday Night Reception Sponsor

As one of the countries leading coaching and consulting organizations, our business coaching and outplacement programs focus on effectiveness. Whether the goal is helping leaders and high potential employees improve their performance or helping employees of all levels achieve career transition success, we focus on individual needs and design programs to facilitate growth and achieve success. Guiding Change and Getting Results is our focus, so contact Calvin Colbert at 501-372-2550 or eat1@eau1eav1eaw1 for more information.

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Consolidated Admin Services

Notepads & Pens Sponsor

Consolidated Admin Services was established with one goal "SERVICE". When employers outsource their administration they should not be burdened with constant problems or worries if their services were provided timely or accurately. Employers should be at ease knowing they have selected an administration company that will go above and beyond to insure compliant, accurate, timely and flexible administration and to know their employees are being serviced as they would service them. CAS offers ACA Reporting & Compliance, ERISA Compliance, COBRA, FMLA, FSA, HRA, HSA Administration and Retiree Billing. CAS will provide you & your employees with quality administration tailored to help you achieve your benefit goals along with outstanding customer service!

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CourtHouse Concepts

Platinum Sponsor

CourtHouse Concepts is Arkansas’ #1 provider of pre-employment background checks. We offer criminal searches (county, state and national), driving records, credit reports, verifications (employment, education and license), social security traces, electronic I-9 processing, E-verify, drug screening and more. We customize packages to fit your need. Orders can be transmitted through an applicant tracking system, the web, XML, or facsimile. We help you stay in compliance with state and federal guidelines by offering a pre-adverse and adverse action letter service for those you chose not to hire. CourtHouse Concepts is fully accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).

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Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus

Break Time Sponsor

For over two decades, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. (CGWG) has provided a full range of legal services and has been an established leader in the successful practice of labor, employment, and immigration law. CGWG is committed to providing exceptional legal services to our clients while balancing the interests of the Firm, its clients and its obligations to the legal profession. Preventive law strategies and exceptional educational programs are hallmarks of CGWG’s services. They offer customized training programs for employers, CEOs, key management personnel, human resource professionals, medical staff and supervisors to help companies minimize legal exposure.

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CSA

Rise ‘N Shine Session Sponsor

Cameron Smith & Associates has been recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s best executive search firms. For 26 years, CSA has been the go-to talent resource across industries ranging from startups to global corporations. We connect qualified candidates to professional and leadership roles in Arkansas and beyond, and serve as a trusted advisor and consultant to our client companies. CSA also offers outplacement, career coaching and resume services.

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Delta Dental

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor

Delta Dental of Arkansas is the largest dental benefits provider in the state, helping more than 800,000 Arkansans keep their smiles healthy through commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Advantage coverage. As a not-for-profit company, Delta Dental is committed to improving the oral health of Arkansans through the philanthropic efforts of its Foundation, which donated more than $1 million to support oral health education initiatives in the last year. For more information, including how to save by bundling dental and vision benefits, visit deltadentalar.com.

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Friday, Eldredge & Clark LLP

Photo Booth Sponsor

Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP serves business, non-profit, governmental and individual clients in Arkansas and across the United States. It is one of the oldest law firms in the state and has been the largest Arkansas-based law for nearly 50 years. The firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group works with companies on a variety of employment matters including compliance with state and federal laws, litigation, wage and hour, proactive counseling, labor relations and covenants not to compete. The firm has additional practice groups focusing on general litigation; commercial litigation and regulatory; railroad litigation; class actions; medical malpractice; public finance; health law; estate planning and probate administration; employee benefits; real estate and mergers and acquisitions.

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HR Professional Magazine

Bronze Sponsor

HR Professionals Magazine is an exciting monthly publication designed to educate and inform HR Professionals in every discipline. We cover current hot topics in employment law, compensation and benefits, employee relations, talent management, diversity, ethics, leadership, employee training and development, payroll, and HR technology. Labor and employment law not only focuses on federal legislation, but also on state regulations for Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. Comprehensive articles are written by local employment law attorneys, employee benefits specialists, and educators, who are highly regarded as experts in their respective fields. Our HR publication a shipped to every SHRM Chapter in these six states at no charge for their monthly membership meetings. To Opt In to receive a personal subscription, go to our website www.hrprofessionalsmagazine.com, and click on Subscriptions. We also provide affordable online HR certification exam prep classes for both the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, as well as the HRCI PHR and SPHR. Check our website for the dates of the next class.

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Information Solutions

Centerpieces Sponsor

Information Solutions is an HR consulting group widely known as experts in employment eligibility. We have increased our national presence with an initiative to increase positive workplace behavior through national speaking opportunities and corporate training events. We specialize in social/emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, culture development, team building, career coaching, generational diversity, and more. We travel the nation each year presenting workplace topics and training programs for corporations, financial and educational institutions, non-profit organizations and many more. Sheila Moss is the owner and is a certified Social Styles™️ instructor. She is known nationwide as the “I-9 Lady.” Judith Tavano is a nationally recognized expert in generational diversity and military-connected workplace inclusion. 

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McGriff Insurance Services

McGriff Insurance Services (MIS) is the 5th largest independent insurance agency in the world and a wholly owned subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings. Founded in 1922, we provide local services, but with a national presence. MIS has offices located across the US and serves clients throughout the US and with employees located domestically and internationally. Inspired by a common purpose of building better lives and communities, we strive every day to make things better for our clients by providing distinctive, secure and successful client experiences through touch and technology.

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McKee Foods

Break Time Sponsor

McKee Foods, a family bakery with annual sales of about $1.4 billion, is a privately-held company based in Collegedale, Tenn. The McKee Foods story began during the height of the Great Depression when founder O.D. McKee began selling 5-cent snack cakes from the back of his car. Soon after, he and his wife, Ruth, bought a small bakery on Main Street in Chattanooga, Tenn., using the family car as collateral. This year we celebrate 85 years in business. Today, the company employs more than 5,750 people in Collegedale, Tenn.; Gentry, AR.; Stuarts Draft, Va.; and Kingman, Ariz. It creates and produces Little Debbie® baked goods (Little Debbie brand celebrates 60 years this year), Drake’s® cakes, Sunbelt Bakery® snacks and cereals, Heartland® brands and Fieldstone® Bakery food products. Visit mckeefoods.com for more information.

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Mitchell Williams Law Firm

Bronze Sponsor

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. 

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My HR Professionals

Relaxation Station Sponsor

Founded in 1995, My HR Professionals is a family-owned company whose goal is to remove the administrative and regulatory burdens of our clients and empower them to focus on their core business opportunities. My HR Professionals, along with our expert staff of over 55 employees, offer solutions for human resource support, payroll processing, safety and risk management, retirement plan services, benefits administration, and consulting/training. Through our expertise and experience, we bring an excellent level of professionalism and affordable solutions to any size company. My HR Professionals – Good for your employees. Good for your business.

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NOARK

Exclusive to Chapters Sponsor

The Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association (NOARK) has been providing service to the Human Resources community of Northwest Arkansas since September 2, 1971. NOARK is a not-for-profit organization with a membership of more than 300+ Human Resource professionals, with over 225 companies represented. As the local SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) affiliate Chapter 0148, NOARK has been awarded numerous awards including most recently the "2020 SHRM Excel Award: Platinum Chapter."

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OneDIGITAL

Bronze Sponsor

OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s leading strategic advisory firm focused on driving business growth for employers of all sizes, combines people and technology to power business growth. Serving companies of all sizes, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of strategic benefit advisory services, analytics, compliance support, human resources management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings.

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Paylocity

Bronze Sponsor

Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) is a leading provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management (HCM) software solutions. Paylocity’s comprehensive product suite delivers a unified platform for professionals to make strategic decisions in the areas of benefits, core HR, payroll, talent, and workforce management, while cultivating a modern workplace and improving employee engagement. For more information about Paylocity, visit www.paylocity.com.

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QualChoice

YP Event Sponsor

Since 1994, QualChoice has provided the best value in health benefits for Arkansas companies, families and individuals. We are the second largest managed care organization in the state. We offer group health, dental, vision and life insurance plans. We also offer third party administration services, short-term coverage, and Medicare supplement plans.  We’re committed to making health insurance simple!

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Rose Law Firm

Expo Hall Game Board Prize Sponsor

Founded in 1820, Rose Law Firm is a full-service business law firm that focuses on all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation plans and programs under the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA, in addition to the legal issues that affect employee benefits under federal securities laws and state laws. Our clients represent a variety of business including employers (for-profit, governmental, church and nonprofit), academic institutions, banks and trust departments.

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SAHRA

Exclusive to Chapters Sponsor

Human Resource management can be quite a maze to navigate at times. Fortunately for business professionals in the South Arkansas (the areas surrounding El Dorado, Magnolia, and Camden, Arkansas), you do not have to be alone. The South Arkansas Human Resource Association is a group of Human Resource Professionals from South Arkansas working, learning and growing together! If you are an HR Professional looking for networking and development opportunities in South Arkansas, please join us!

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Staffmark

Thursday Night Reception Sponsor & Committee T-Shirts Sponsor

Staffmark, one of the largest staffing companies in the country, has been providing innovative workforce solutions for Arkansas companies for almost 40 years.  Because of our outstanding customer service, Staffmark has been recognized as a Best of Staffing winner for five years in a row.  Best of Staffing is a designation achieved by less than 1% of all staffing companies in the United States, and Staffmark’s customer service ratings are more than triple those in the industry.  For more information on putting our award-winning service to work for you, please visit www.staffmark.com or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

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TEC

Titanium Sponsor

TEC Staffing has matched great employees with great companies in Arkansas for more than 40 years.  As Arkansas’ largest locally owned staffing provider, our job is to save you time and money. With 12 branch locations across Arkansas, TEC Staffing provides customized staffing partnerships that benefit our clients in meeting their specific needs.  From recruiting and applicant screening to workers’ compensation coverage and payroll administration, TEC is Arkansas’ leading staffing provider.  Our goal has always been to provide the best-qualified employees available, supported by excellent service and concern for a progressive business relationship.

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The Job Guide

Bronze Sponsor

Established in 1988, The Job Guide is proud to be locally owned and operated bi-weekly Employment Publication covering Northwest Arkansas, SW Missouri, NE Oklahoma and the Tulsa Metro area. Available free to job seekers both in print and www.thejobguide.com responsive digital formats with social media coverage. The Job Guide has printed over 10 million books to-date and is the local go-to-resource for recruitment advertisement. Anyone can pick up the publication for FREE at Area Workforce Offices, regional Goodwill Job Training Centers, restaurants, grocery stores, colleges and much more at www.thejobguide.com.

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The Payroll Company

Titanium Sponsor

Today, TPC is a one-stop shop for businesses. We help you recruit top talent, onboard new hires, develop training programs, and enhance company culture so people never want to leave. Additionally, TPC handles all the confusing and ever-changing employment laws, assorted legalese, taxes, and mandatory reporting documents. We are your full-service HR department — just a phone call away. And when you do call, you’ll get an actual TPC human who can provide you with answers you need. No call centers and no department bouncing — you'll talk to a real person.

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Ultimate Kronos Group

Wine and Paint Night Sponsor

UltiPro unites all aspects of HR, payroll, and talent management in one comprehensive cloud solution that delivers serious business benefits for your organization and the most human capital management functionality available for the greatest value today. In order to transform your workforce, you not only need leading HCM technology, but also the people and services behind it. Although service is often an under-considered component during the HR technology selection process, it is critical to long-term success. That’s why Ultimate Kronos Group treats its customers as Partners for Life. Ultimate offers a range of specialized services to help you grow and transform your organization.

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WCASHRM

Exclusive to Chapters Sponsor

West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management (WCASHRM) is an affiliated chapter of SHRM, serving the Hot Springs, Malvern, Arkadelphia and surrounding areas. Organized in 1987, we provide programs and services to our members; actively support or oppose legislation or other matters based upon employer needs and professional goals; and establish relationships within the community. We meet monthly on the last Tuesday of each month. Annually, we host an SHRM Pinnacle Award winning Managers Seminar (8/26/2021 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.) For more information, visit our website at wcashrm.org.

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Whataburger

Whataburger is an Exhibit Lounge Sponsor

Beginning as a single roadside stand in Corpus Christi, Texas, Whataburger has grown to nearly 800 restaurants in 10 states. The restaurant chain is known for its fresh, never-frozen beef and made-to-order burgers. Whataburger is open 24 hours per day, seven days a week and serves breakfast from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. — including everything from biscuit sandwiches and Taquitos to pancakes. The company is headquartered in Texas but has deep roots in Arkansas, as its legendary founder Harmon Dobson was originally from Cushman, Arkansas, where his family raised cattle and grew vegetables.

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Wright Lindsey Jennings

Expo Hall Game Board Sponsor

Wright Lindsey Jennings' Labor and Employment team has management-oriented practices addressing all aspects of the employee/employer relationship. The team has extensive experience litigating and arbitrating employment and civil rights claims, in addition to state law claims. Our attorneys defend clients in multi-plaintiff, collective action and class action lawsuits, as well as Department of Labor and EEOC investigations. WLJ's team provides advice and counsel to clients regarding a variety of day-to-day matters, such as employment agreements and disciplinary issues, and represents clients in labor arbitrations, union elections and contract negotiations. Despite our collective litigation and arbitration experience, we place a premium on preventing employee claims that could lead to administrative investigations and litigation. We do this in part by offering employee and manager training on a variety of issues and by providing free educational resources to our clients through quarterly newsletters, employment law luncheons and website articles.

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