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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

Arkansas Business Publishing Group specializes in niche magazine publishing, which brings together targeted audiences and advertisers that want to reach them. Our mission is to profitably disseminate a variety of high-quality information in a model work environment that has a positive effect on the community. We have more than 70 employees in Little Rock, northwest Arkansas and Texas who enjoy producing national award-winning publications in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Arkansas Business, a weekly business journal launched in 1984, and Little Rock Family, a monthly parenting magazine, have won national awards for general excellence. Little Rock Soirée, Little Rock's most-read magazine, is a monthly publication covering nonprofits and society in the capital city.

Our other publications are diverse and also include such titles as Arkansas Bride, Greater Little Rock Guest Guide, Arkansas Next: A Guide to Life After High School and Metro Little Rock Guide.

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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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Brown & Brown

Relaxation Station Sponsor

At Brown & Brown we believe in providing solutions to help protect what our customers value most. We look at insurance differently. We believe in a strategic versus a transactional approach. By working with you to understand your company’s values, goals, and objectives, we can provide valuable insight. Together we create a strategic plan for your company that aligns with your goals and the considerations of your population. We are the 5th largest independent insurance brokerage in the nation, with more than 80 years of success, 450 locations, and 14,500 teammates! From large organizations to small businesses, we provide powerful customized solutions.

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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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Ceridian

Mimosa Morning Celebrity Book Signing

Ceridian is a global human capital management (HCM) software company. Dayforce, our flagship cloud HCM platform, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management capabilities in a single solution. Dayforce is built on the foundations of modern cloud technology, a single source of truth, and intelligent tools that create a truly disruptive offering for customers to power the future of work. More than just software in the cloud, Dayforce provides a robust, scalable platform that helps enable customers to empower their people and achieve their business goals.

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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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Copper Cup Images

Titanium Sponsorship

Copper Cup Images is a marketing agency offering a wide range of services, but foremost, helping your business solve problems. Our services include an upfront strategic look at your company and your customer's journey to determine what specific tactics are the prescription to reach your goals. We practice marketing just like a doctor practices medicine because each company has their own ecosystem that needs to be understood and treated with a customized solution. Some of those tactics may include process automation, print design, custom website development, social media, and SEO/PPC. Our goal is to help your business succeed, and we would love to work with you on your next project!

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Corporate Traditions

Bronze Sponsorship

Employee gifting and incentives made easy. No more going to stores and buying gift cards or gifts, and hoping that they'll like them. Our programs give the employee the option to choose for themself and save you the time, effort, and headache.

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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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CS3 Technology

Bronze Sponsorship

CS3 Technology creates order from chaos with software, strategy and skills. CS3 Technology has been serving clients across the US since 1996 with premier business application software and consulting services. Specializing in reporting systems, accounting systems, inventory control systems and HR and payroll systems for a variety of industries, allows our team to help your organization improve your bottom line. As a long term business partner, our consultants become an extension of your organization, helping you meet your management, production and revenue goals.

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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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Gallagher

Bronze Sponsor

Gallagher is one of the leading insurance brokerage, risk management, and HR & benefits consulting companies in the world. Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc. delivers a strategic approach to organizational wellbeing that invests in your people’s health, financial wellbeing and career growth to align with your goals. While your employees work for you, we help you support their total wellbeing so they can grow, plan for the future and contribute their best to your organization and themselves. Our values are core to our culture. Passionate service, strategic innovation, and ethical behavior form the basis of how we do business.

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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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Hatcher Capital Investments

Monday Night Event “Hammer & Stain Party” Sponsorship ($5,000)

Hatcher Capital Investments is a Wealth Management Firm that focuses on Company Retirement Plans while also serving individuals with their planning. Hatcher Capital delivers the same Outrageous Service to companies on their Retirement Plans that they have long delivered on the insurance side. Service after the sale, bi annual meetings with employees to review results and integration with insurance and financial planning are what you get with Hatcher Capital. All from a company that has been there with real life experience and integrated their own plan

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HealthCheck360

Expo Hall Game Board Prize Sponsorship

At HealthCheck360, we turn our passion into your program. We’re leaders in population health management and well-being solutions. Our services are like a choose your own adventure book. Select the options you need to fill gaps in your current benefits or create a comprehensive program to fit your organization’s unique culture. We can even work with your brokers, third-party administrator, insurance companies or other benefit provider for a complete integration of services.

Our approach includes developing a well-being strategy to address individual and population health and get you the data you need. When your employees are healthy, everyone wins.

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HoganTaylor

Brass Sponsor

Since 2009, HoganTaylor has the expertise you would expect from the nation’s largest accounting firms with an unexpected twist — personal attention and commitment to your success. With more than 350 personnel, we offer a wide range of comprehensive business advisory, tax, accounting, assurance, technology, and wealth management solutions, as well as many other specialty services. HoganTaylor is one of the largest business advisory and public accounting firms in Oklahoma and Arkansas with offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Fayetteville and Little Rock

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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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McKee Foods

Break Time Sponsorship

McKee Foods — America's Largest Family Bakery

Have you ever indulged in a Little Debbie® Oatmeal Creme Pie, Nutty Buddy, or Swiss Roll? Or started your day with Drake’s Cakes® Coffee Cakes or Honey Buns? Perhaps when looking for a preservative-free afternoon snack, have you stumbled across a Sunbelt Bakery® Granola Bar? If the answer is yes, then you know McKee Foods, the mastermind family bakery behind the creation of these products.

The McKee family believes in providing a safe and challenging work environment, opportunities for personal and professional growth, wellness and health care programs for employees and their families and an overall rewarding work/life balance. No matter what the job is, we're all here for one reason . . . "Today We Bake."

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Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC

Bronze Sponsorship

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm providing strategic, comprehensive legal counsel for everything from day-to-day needs to the most complex, specialized business matters.

Our employment team represents clients in the multitude of issues faced by HR managers and in-house counsel. We represent sole proprietors, closely held family businesses, small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, school districts, agriculture companies, hospitals, medical clinics, manufacturers, trade associations, churches and other nonprofit organizations. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas.

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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

Paycom is one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the world by Fortune magazine, one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes, Paycom (NYSE: PAYC) continues to transform businesses as a leading provider of human capital management technology. Through our user friendly HR payroll technology, Paycom allows employers and their HR teams to focus on strategies that drive the business forward and empowers employees to manage their own HR data — such as onboarding tasks, personal information, time off requests, pay stubs, year end forms, benefits enrollment and more

— through a single software or mobile app.

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Paycor

Titanium Sponsorship

Paycor creates Human Capital Management (HCM) software for leaders who want to make a difference. Our HCM platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from recruiting, onboarding and paying associates, to developing and retaining them. But what really sets us apart is our focus on business leaders. For over 30 years, we’ve been listening to and partnering with leaders, so we know what they need: HR technology that saves time, powerful analytics that provide actionable insights and personalized support. That’s why more than 29,000 customers trust Paycor to help them solve problems and achieve their goals.

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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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Southern Bancorp

Mimosa Reception Prize Sponsor

From its mission to its markets, Southern Bancorp is a different kind of financial institution that was created more than 30 years ago on the belief that everyone deserves a path to opportunity, regardless of zip code, background, or financial history. By combining traditional banking services with a broad range of unique development services – such as credit building, flexible lending, and HUD-certified home counselors – they have the tools to help everyone build stronger financial futures. One of the oldest and largest Community Development Financial Institutions in the country, Southern Bancorp is always working to grow its footprint and expand its mission to more communities – to help make a difference in more people’s lives. Southern Bancorp -- “Wealth Builders for Everyone.”

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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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Whataburger

Exhibitor Lounge Sponsor

Beginning as a single roadside stand in Corpus Christi, Texas, Whataburger has grown to more than 900 restaurants in 14 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 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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