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  • Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

    Event Start Date: 3/27/2019 8:00 AM

    Event End Date: 3/27/2019 10:15 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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  • Navigating Turbulent Waters: Recent Developments Impacting Employee Benefit Plans

    Event Start Date: 4/17/2019 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 4/17/2019 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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  • 2019 NYS SHRM Student Case Competition

    Event Start Date: 4/26/2019

    Event End Date: 4/26/2019

    Cost per place: $30.00

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  • Safety & Security Online for HR Professionals

    Event Start Date: 5/22/2019 7:30 AM

    Event End Date: 5/22/2019 10:00 AM

    Cost per place: $45.00

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  • Fall 2019 Certification Preparation Workshop

    Event Start Date: 8/29/2019 6:00 PM

    Event End Date: 8/29/2019 9:30 PM

    Cost per place: $950.00

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President's Message

Dear GVC SHRM Members and HR Members At-Large,


2019 Best Companies to Work for in New York State


The New York State Society for Human Resource Management (NYS-SHRM) is very pleased to announce 75 employers that will be honored as part of its 2019 Best Companies to Work for in New York State awards. 
The Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM is very proud to recognize the 12 outstanding employers in our region who are being honored as a Best Company in 2019:
Small Employers (15-99 US Employees)
BME Associates
Coolfront Technologies
Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. (GCASA)
HR Works, Inc.
Innovative Solutions
MediSked, LLC 
Terphane, Inc.
Vanteon Corporation
Medium Employers (100-249 US Employees)
First American Equipment Finance]
Genesee Regional Bank
Large Employers (250+ Employees)
The Pike Companies, LTD
Congratulations all!
Your GVC SHRM Board of Directors

CLICK HERE for the full press release!

Sandy Whitmore, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

President, Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM



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