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Membership Renewal Time!! See renewal incentives below. Renew early!
January Kick-Off Event on January 19, 2017 - Register Today!
Coming May 17 & 18, 2017-HRPBC Annual Conference @ the Kravis Center! Save the Date!!
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A Message from Our President

Dear HRPBC Members:

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017.   As we begin our 51st year, I am both humbled and excited to serve as President of this remarkable association. It is my vision that HRPBC (Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County) will be your trusted resource for advancing workplace strategy, organizational excellence, and HR leadership.  The leadership team is committed to the members of this association as well as our local community. Our association will challenge members to be better business leaders by providing the most relevant and thought-provoking programs facing our workplace today. Throughout the year we will partner with and help support others, specifically our Veterans and those with disabilities.

Human Resources continues to lead the way in our business community.  It is my commitment to continue advancing the role of HR professionals in Palm Beach County and throughout South Florida.  HR is the bridge that allows business leaders to connect with their employees on a deeper level. A person’s job is more than just a way to earn a paycheck.  In many cases, a career represents someone’s identity. What an individual does and how he or she does it says something about the person he or she wishes to be.  HR is the conduit in which the organization shows its appreciation not only for the job the individual does but also the advancement the individual seeks. This is why I love Human Resources.  With that said, “change” is the new norm in our industry today.  Keeping up with and staying ahead of the battle for talent, technological advances, workplace diversity, medical leave and benefits, generational differences, remote workplaces, terrorism, globalization…just to list a few, are the challenges that continue to change the manner in which we manage and perform our jobs.  From what I’ve witnessed, no other group is better prepared to lead this evolution and define the future than the nearly 400 members of HRPBC!

In closing, it is my hope that you will join us each month as we meet to discuss how we can continue to drive change, support each other, and influence the lives of those in our organizations.  Please know that HRPBC events are a safe place to ask questions, find resources, network, and meet new friends and colleagues.  There is much to look forward to in the New Year. Our leadership team is working hard to put together amazing events, most notably our Annual Conference in May that will showcase dynamic keynote speakers.   You don’t want to miss what HRPBC has planned for 2017! Come and be a part of it.    

I wish you the best this year and hope to connect with you in the near future.  Thank you again for the opportunity to serve as your 2017-2018 HRPBC President.


John Haymore, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, LSSYB

2017-2018 HRPBC President 


Congratulations to HRPBC's Zanea Clarett, SHRM-CP!  

Congratulations to Zanea Clarett, SHRM-CP making it on SHRM's 30 under 30. Zanea has been an important part of HRPBC. For several years, she was instrumental in spearheading the College Relations efforts with John Haymore, HRPBC's incoming President. Zanea also co-chaired last year's Annual Conference and will be the 2017 Sponsorship Chair.

Click here to read her 30 Under 30 story!  


January Meeting & Pre-Meeting Workshop - January 19, 2017

Speaker: Mr. Abiezer Moyet, Department of Labor (click here for speaker bio.) 
Title: Unlocking The Secrets of ERISA

Find out how ERISA impacts your organization and what happened after ERISA was enacted. 

The focus will be on what happened in history that created a public outcry for the legislation, what they each cover and which administration was in power at the time they each became law. 

Mr. Moyet will be handing out more popular publications as handouts.   

This program has been applied for SHRM and HRCI Recertification credits.  

Pre-Meeting Workshop

Attendance to 2017 Pre-Meeting Workshops are an additional $10.

Speaker: Joe Hunter (click here for more information on the speaker.)
Title: Double Headline! Workers Compensation and FLSA Liability, Developing a Plan to Reduce Your Cost and Risk

More info to come!

This program has been applied for SHRM and HRCI Recertification credits.  

Open to members, student members and guests.
LocationEmbassy Suites-West Palm Beach

Event Schedule: January 19, 2017
Pre-Meeting Workshop: 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Networking and Registration: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner meeting and Presentation: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The below costs excludes the $10 Pre-Meeting Workshops.

Early Bird Registration thru Friday, January 13:
Student Members-$20

Late and Walk-In Registration:
Student Members-$25

Click here to register! 

It is Membership RENEWAL time!

2017 Membership Dues will remain the same as 2016 at $45. You have several options to consider like adding a conference or multiple meeting packages.

HRPBC's membership runs on a calendar year cycle which starts January 1- December 31 of each year. Starting October 1, 2016-January 31, 2017 you may renew your membership!

As a 100% SHRM affiliated chapter, members who belong to HRPBC must also belong to SHRM national. Please be sure to maintain your SHRM membership throughout 2016-2017 to avoid discontinuation of your HRPBC member benefits.

Consider making us your primary chapter! Click here to download the primary designation form and send back to

Renewal Packages

  • Platinum - The $267 includes a 1 Year membership, a Annual Conference Registration, and 3 Dinner Meetings (excluding Holiday Party). ($70 savings
  • Gold - The $137 includes a 1 Year membership and 3 Dinner Meetings (excluding Holiday Party). ($25 savings)
  • Silver - $75 – 2 Year Renewal ($15 savings) You must maintain your SHRM national membership for the entire two-year period. ($15 savings)
  • Bronze - $45  - 1 Year Renewal

Renew early and participate in our early renewal incentives. 

  • October Renewal Winner-Congratulations to Helen Claxton for winning our October Renewal Incentive of 1 HRPBC Conference Registration valued at $150! 
  • November Renewal Winner-Congratulations to Lisa Lutton for winning our November Renewal Incentive of 2 tickets to HRPBC's 50th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, December 8!
  • December Renewal Winner- Congratulations to Marnie Bauman for winning our December Renewal Incentive of a free Dinner Meeting Registration for January 2017’s Kick-Off Meeting.

As a reminder, we must receive your payment on or before January 31, 2017, to avoid losing membership privileges at HRPBC. Please direct any questions regarding your membership to

Renew today by clicking here!

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