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Thank you to all of our HR2019 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

1ST EMPLOYMENT STAFFING IS THE “Strongman” $1500 Cash 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.

AAMSCO is the “Side Show Attractions” Name Badge Sponsor

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, Inc. is an Arkansas based company which specializes in card personalization, secure identification, physical and logical access control, and surveillance. Our specialty-trained teams offer a variety of service packages including installation, training, and preventive maintenance services to meet your needs. 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. AAMSCO is a member of Identification Systems Group, (ISG), a nationwide association of ID and card issuance experts.

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ARKANSAS Blue Cross Blue Shield

ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD IS THE “ Lion Taming” CONFERENCE BAG SPONSOR and the "hypnotist" Centerpiece 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. Arkansas Blue Cross and its affiliates have more than 2,800 employees. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is comprised of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans that collectively provide healthcare coverage for nearly 106 million members — one in three Americans. 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 wellness services through innovative financing and delivery models.

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Arkansas Business Best Places to Work

ARKANSAS BUSINESS BEST PLACES TO WORK IS THE “Tight Rope Walking” media 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

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE IS A “Face Painting” media 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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Arthur J Gallagher & Co

ARTHUR J GALLAGHER & CO IS THE “Trapeze Act” MOBILE APP SPONSOR

Every organization wants to work better. Smarter. Stronger. 
But there are always challenges along the way.

To help you bring out your better, Gallagher has created an approach to benefits, compensation, retirement, employee communications and workplace culture unlike any other. Introducing Gallagher Better WorksSM. It’s an approach that attracts, retains and engages top talent at the right cost structures. One that takes a holistic look at employee wellbeing. One that strives to achieve greater productivity, profitability and organizational growth. It’s an approach that makes the workplace work better. Gallagher believes that, where your best ends, your better keeps going.

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Arkansas Tech University, College of e Tech

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF E TECH IS A “Contortionist” SPONSOR

The College of eTech provides a single focal point for Arkansas Tech University’s fully online degree programs, training 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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Boundless Network

Boundless Network IS the “Knife Throwing” Lanyard SPONSOR

Boundless Network is a provider of logo’d merchandise. We specialize in on-boarding kits, recruitment fair giveaways, employee apparel, wellness rewards, employee recognition, company stores, safety programs, retirement gifts and length of service programs.

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CAHRA

CAHRA IS A “Escapologist” 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 exists to: Provide high quality, dynamic and educational programs, and services to our members. Advocate on behalf of the HR profession at the state and local level. 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.

Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. IS the “Fun house” Wednesday night Reception SPONSOR

As one of the country's 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 eat2@eau2eav2eaw2 for more information.

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Consolidated Admin Services

Consolidated Admin Services IS the “Human Cannonball” 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

COURTHOUSE CONCEPTS IS THE “Acrobatics” 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 National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

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Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus

CROSS, GUNTER, WITHERSPOON & GALCHUS IS A “sword swallowing” BREAK 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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Delta Dental

DELTA DENTAL IS THE “Top Hat” Presenting SPONSOR

Delta Dental of Arkansas is the largest dental benefits provider in the state, helping more than 500,000 Arkansans keep their smiles healthy through commercial and Medicaid 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 $3 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

FRIDAY, ELDREDGE & CLARK LLP IS THE “Juggling” 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 merger and acquisitions.

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HR Professional Magazine

HR PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE IS A “Face Painting” Media 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, Kentucky, Mississippi, 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

Information Solutions IS the “Circus Mania” Door Prize 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. Sheila Moss is the owner and she as well as other consultants travel the nation each year presenting workplace topics and training programs for corporations, financial and education institutions, non-profit organizations and many more. Sheila is known nationwide as the “I-9 Lady.”

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McKee Foods

McKee Foods IS A “sword swallowing” Break 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. Today, the company employs more than 5,750 people in Collegedale, Tenn.; Gentry, Ark.; Stuarts Draft, Va.; and Kingman, Ariz. It creates and produces Little Debbie® baked goods, 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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NEASHRM

NEASHRM IS A “Bears” SPONSOR

The Northeast Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management was chartered in 1977 with 27 members. Our current membership is over 100, all of whom are national SHRM members. We are located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and our membership consists of human resources professionals primarily from Craighead and Greene Counties in Arkansas.

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NOARK

NOARK IS A “Escapologist” SPONSOR

NOARK is dedicated to providing an avenue for the advancement of human resource management by offering members the opportunities and resources to improve their ability to perform in the human resource industry, the community, and - through the affiliation with the Society for Human Resource Management - the nation.  We accomplish this through active involvement with the local business community, as we partner to provide educational and networking opportunities to HR Professionals and Managers/ Supervisors.  NOARK has been awarded numerous awards including most recently the "2017 SHRM Excel Award: Platinum Chapter", "2017 SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion", “2017 SHRM Pinnacle Award Finalist and the 2018 Pinnacle Award.

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Ogletree Deakins

Ogletree Deakins IS a “Face Painting” SPONSOR

Ogletree Deakins is a labor and employment law firm representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for eight consecutive years. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 53 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

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OneDIGITAL

OneDIGITAL IS the “Clown Alley” SPONSOR

OneDigital combines the commitment of experienced, local market advisors with sophisticated technology and the modern experience that high-performing business leaders need to compete in the market. We will stand as one with you, providing health and benefits consulting, delivering fresh thinking ahead of the market, and giving you peace of mind that your approach to health and benefits is future-proof.

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Paylocity

Paylocity IS a “Face Painting” 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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SAHRA

SAHRA IS an “Escapologist” SPONSOR 

Human Resource management can be quite a maze to navigate at times. Fortunately for business professionals in 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

STAFFMARK IS THE “House of Mirrors” sponsor & “Tigers” 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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Stephens Insurance

Stephens Insurance IS the “Midway Prize” SPONSOR

An affiliate of Stephens Inc., Stephens Insurance, LLC, is a full-service insurance agency providing life, health, employee benefit and property & casualty insurance services and consulting to our clients, including businesses, municipalities and individuals. Founded in 1987, Stephens Insurance is headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas with offices located in Fayetteville, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Jackson, MS and Birmingham, AL.

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The Job Guide

THE JOB GUIDE IS A “Face Painting” Media SPONSOR

As one of the largest commercial staffing companies in the United States, Staffmark has been connecting people with jobs for more than 40 years.  We partner with companies across the country to make sure they have the right people in the right roles to help their business grow.  From contract to direct hire to professional placement, Staffmark has the solution for all your staffing needs.  With customer service ratings more than triple those of the industry, Staffmark has been recognized as a Best of Staffing winner for seven years in a row.  Put our award-winning team to work for you!  For more information visit www.staffmark.com or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

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The Payroll Company

TPC IS A “Contortionist” SPONSOR

Transform your HR’s cost center into a profit center with TPC. Experience complete automation during your entire employee lifecycle with streamlined and fully integrated Recruiting, Onboarding, HR, Benefits, compliance, Payroll and Time.  Enter to win a prize by visiting Jeremy, Nick, and Erik and learn how the professionals at TPC can help revolutionize your workforce, and guarantee a future of Paydays Made Easy.

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Ultimate Software

Ultimate Software IS the “Circus Mania” 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 Software 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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WAHRA

WAHRA IS A “Bear” SPONSOR

Founded in 1966, Western Arkansas Human Resource Association (WAHRA) serves the region of Sebastian and Crawford Counties in Arkansas and LeFlore County in Oklahoma as the river valley’s SHRM-affiliated chapter.   The region is home to numerous manufacturing facilities as well as service industry leaders in logistics and transportation.  Members meet for lunch at 11:30 on the second Tuesday of each month at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.  Guest presenters provide professional development on key HR issues.  WAHRA’s members include professionals regardless of tenure in HR from all competencies related to the HR field. To learn more, visit wahra.com or contact President Dr. Kim Gordon at eat3@eau3eav3eaw3

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Whataburger

Whataburger IS A “Backstage” Exhibitor 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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WCASHRM

WCASHRM IS A “Escapologist” 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 (8/29/2019 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.) For more information, visit our website at wcashrm.org.

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Wright Lindsey Jennings

WRIGHT LINDSEY JENNINGS IS THE “Midway” 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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