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Arkansas SHRM 2022 HR Conference & Expo • October 24-26 • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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HR2022 Sponsors

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring HR2022! 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 HR2022 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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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 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield

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 Democrat-Gazette

Bronze Sponsor "Media"

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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Best Places to Work

Gold Sponsor

Bio coming soon!

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BHC Insurance

Charging Station Sponsorship

Whether you’re a small employer or a large corporation – you can look to BHC InsuranceSM for group insurance solutions that cover your employees’ needs and meet your company’s goals. Our coverage solutions offer a wide-variety of flexible products and services. We provide our clients access to extensive HR resources – saving you time and frustration. We partner nationally with leading resources allowing us to stay on top of market trends. Employee benefits are an important driver of employee retention, and our team at BHC Insurance will ensure your company has a strategy that delivers success.

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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 Sponsorship

The Central Arkansas Human Resource Association (CAHRA) is the oldest and largest association of HR professionals in Central Arkansas and is the only one affiliated with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).  CAHRA provides high quality, educational programs and networking opportunities while advocating on behalf of the HR profession at state and local levels, and providing leadership opportunities through volunteerism that enhances professional and personal growth. CAHRA is proud of recently being awarded the Platinum Excel Award which is the highest award bestowed to a chapter by SHRM. This award recognizes outstanding achievement and commitment to members and HR professionals. 

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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

Providing Innovative Solutions for Smarter Hiring. What differentiates CourtHouse Concepts is its capability to provide customer service with speed and accuracy. Apart from providing innovative solutions for making smart hiring decisions, the company also provides free, confidential consultations. CourtHouse Concepts’ clients are assigned Account Managers who are fully versed in the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and always available to assist businesses with any queries. With high-quality employment screening and hiring solutions, one thing is certain about CourtHouse Concepts, “In your quest for the future, you can trust CourtHouse Concepts to review the past!” CourtHouse Concepts is an accredited background screening company specializing in pre-employment screening, drug and alcohol testing, DNA testing, and many others.

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Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus

Break Time Sponsor "Popcorn"

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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Delta Dental

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor

At Delta Dental, we are the champion of smiles! We’re a local, not-for-profit service corporation headquartered in Sherwood, Arkansas, and we’ve been here for 40 years. At the beginning of 2022, we were serving over 2.4 million members nationwide through our commercial insurance business including more than 354,000 members through our Medicaid dental benefits program with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Like us, we know your business understands that employees are your greatest investment, and that it’s difficult to balance protecting employee health and managing a budget. That’s why over 3,800 Arkansas businesses use Delta Dental to provide dental and vision insurance as part of their employee benefits.

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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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Gentry Professional Services

Gold Sponsor

Gentry Professional Services is an elite engineering consulting firm providing companies with strategic workforce solutions for senior, highly specialized talent. As senior workers retire, they take a lifetime of knowledge and skills with them. Although many want to continue working part-time, employers do not always offer a phased retirement plan. With Gentry, workers fully retire and join our team as consultants. We establish business-to-business service relationships with companies, providing expert skills needed to complete projects and solve problems. Since 2013, our team has helped Fortune 100 companies nationwide succeed when faced with their most difficult technical and management challenges.

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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

Monday Night Reception Sponsor

McGriff was founded in 1922 and is a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., the 6th largest insurance broker in the U.S. and 7th largest globally. McGriff has nationally recognized market presence with premier relationships with all major insurance companies. We are committed to the local communities we serve with more than 120 locations across 22 states. We take a different approach to help clients transform benefits into a competitive advantage by placing a greater emphasis on understanding your business. We then commit the appropriate expertise and resources to deliver results. By partnering with a firm backed by one of the largest, most diversified, financially stable institutions in the country, you can rest assured we will be there when you need us – every time.

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Nclusion.Speak

Brass Sponsorship

Nclusion.Speak is a company on a mission to champion a more inclusive world, started by a group of motivational speakers who realized they could deliver a uniquely powerful message if they joined forces. They offer collaborative keynotes, workshops and content that presents race, age, ability, gender, and sexuality, together. Nclusion.Speak works with organizations to shift their DEI conversation to Nclude all marginalized groups and those in the majority. Organizations add Nclusion.Speak content to their DEI efforts to infuse the shared experiences, data, and brain science, to create inclusive cultures that increase innovation, accelerate productivity, and improve profits.

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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 200+ Human Resource professionals, with over 150 companies represented. As the local SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) affiliate Chapter 0148, NOARK has been awarded numerous awards including most recently the "2021 SHRM Excel Award: Platinum Chapter."

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Paycom

Titanium Sponsorship

Bio coming soon!

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Paylocity

Bronze Sponsorship

Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) is a leading provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions headquartered in Schaumburg, IL. Founded in 1997 and publicly traded since 2014, Paylocity offers an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses tackle today’s challenges while moving them toward the promise of tomorrow. Known for its unique culture and consistently recognized as one of the best places to work, Paylocity accompanies its clients on the journey to create great workplaces and help people achieve their best through automation, data-driven insights, and engagement. For more information, visit www.paylocity.com.

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Staffmark

Tuesday 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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The Job Guide

Bronze Sponsor "Media"

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 Sponsorship

Predictive People Analytics
Uncertainty, Uncertainty, Uncertainty is the world we are ALL living in today. But what if you could utilize your employee data to create a little more Security and insights for you and your team? What if you could predict the future? No, not the Weather. What if you could see important Employee trends like DEI&B? Or what if you could predict future turnover? What would your boss say? Contact TPC to learn how to take your HR Technology to the next Level and WOW your BOSS! Visit MoreThanPayroll.com or call 866-899-8439 to learn more about TPC’s Predictive People Analytics.

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WCASHRM

Exclusive to Chapters Sponsorship

West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management (WCASHRM) is an affiliated chapter of SHRM, serving the Hot Springs, Malvern, Arkadelphia, and surrounding areas as well as members who attend virtual. SHRM members are free with chapter designation. Organized in 1987, we provide programs with CE; actively support or oppose legislation; and establish relationships within the community. We meet on the last Tuesday of the month with 8 virtual and 3 in-person. Annually, we host a SHRM Pinnacle Award winning Managers Seminar (8/25/2022 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.)

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Wright Lindsey Jennings

Expo Hall Game Board Sponsorship

Wright Lindsey Jennings is a full-service law firm with 80 attorneys in Little Rock and Rogers. Our Labor & Employment Team is prepared to guide you through all aspects of the employee/employer relationship. We counsel clients on day-to-day workplace matters, including employment agreements and handbooks, COVID policies and procedures, medical marijuana, disciplinary issues, harassment and discrimination claims and investigations, and the use of alternative dispute mechanisms before and during litigation. We also offer advice to meet the needs of a changing workforce, including issues related to remote work and cyber security. Our attorneys have extensive litigation experience, but place a premium on preventing employee claims that could lead to investigations and litigation. WLJ provides many resources to the HR community, including free seminars/webinars with HRCI and SHRM credit, e-newsletters, website articles and social media content, and onsite or virtual training.

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