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YOB (Your Own Business) Fair - Friday, May 21st

posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010 4:41 PM

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Are you expanding your business or starting a new division?
Are you launching a new business?

If so, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

This event offers attendees the opportunity to get FREE consultations and attend FREE seminars on topics critical to those launching and expanding their business.

Over 50 exhibitors will be providing tools and resources to business owners.

Keynote Speakers Include:

Eileen Spitalny & David Kravetz - Owners of Fairytale Brownies

Gelie Akhenblit - Owner & Founder of

Councilwoman Thelda Williams

This will be a great opportunity for small business owners, entrepreneurs and new business owners to generate leads, build name recognition, and network with other individuals going through the same process, all while receiving FREE information and resources.

Also learn about funding and tax credits available to qualified business owners!


 Register today at!

YOB Fair
Friday, May 21st, 2010
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Deer Valley Airpark
23015 N. 15th Avenue, Phx 85027


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When Work Works Award Application Deadline 5/14/10

posted Tuesday, April 27, 2010 10:31 PM

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Alfred P. Sloan Award - When Work Works Program


The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is encouraging and inviting employers of all types with 10 or more employees in Arizona to apply for the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, a prestigious national award honoring organizations that successfully uses workplace flexibility to meet both business and employee goals.

Applications Process: Employers nominate themselves by completing an online application survey at Application DEADLINE is MAY 14th, 2010 and the awards will be presented on Aug. 31st at the San Marcos Crowne Plaza Resort .

For more information about When Work Works and tips for how workplace flexibility can benefit you and your organization, please visit or call (888) 966-2044. FACTS: The project shares the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces that meet the needs of the 21st Century.

As an Alfred P. Sloan Award Winner, your company will by recognized and honored as one of the best places of employment in your industry, on a national scale.

For more information please contact Ginamarie at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

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AZHREF May Chapter Meeting

posted Friday, April 9, 2010 9:24 AM

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The mission of the Arizona Human Resource Executive Forum is to enhance organizational performance and sustainability through effective design and implementation of value-added human resource strategies and practices.

Don't miss out on AZHREF's upcoming meeting on May 12th!

Long Road to Recovery

In this intimate setting, Dr. McPheters will address the economic outlook for Arizona, the Southwest, and the U.S.  As one of the most respected economists in the US and an expert on the State of Arizona, this session will be one you don't want to miss.  Dr. McPheters is quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Economist, Newsweek, and the NY Times.  In addition to his presentation, he will be available to answer questions that are pertinent Arizona companies.

Lee R. McPheters, Ph.D., is Research Professor of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Dr. McPheters also serves as the director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center, a position he has held since 1987. The center specializes in economic forecasts for Arizona and the Western United States. He is editor of the Arizona Blue Chip Economic Forecast and the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast newsletters published by the W. P. Carey School.

Register today at

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Air Conditioning Contractors of America-Arizona Chapter Tradeshow

posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:02 AM

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Do you currently work in the HVACR and/or Plumbing Contracting business and want to find out about the latest trends and products? 

Interested in learning more about the air conditioning contracting industry?

Then don’t miss out on the Air Conditioning Contractors of America-Arizona Chapter Tradeshow coming to the Crown Plaza Resort on April 6, 2010.

This is a great opportunity to find out about the new products and services available to licensed HVACR & Plumbing Contractors in Arizona while learning about possible careers in the air conditioning industry.

The Tradeshow will include:

Exhibiting Vendor Companies
Seminars on Products & Services

And much, much more…

For more information regarding the Tradeshow, visit

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Congratulations ASU Student SHRM Chapter!

posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:53 AM

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Congratulations ASU Student SHRM Chapter!

This weekend the ASU Student SHRM Chapter had a team compete at the Southwest Central Regional SHRM Student HRGames in Albuquerque, NM.

The HRGames are a fun way to motivate and prepare students for the PHR certification exam. The HRGames consist of a one day series of Jeopardy game show style matches, between teams of up to three undergraduate students from various colleges and universities.

The ASU HRGames team was made up of undergraduates Lisa Honig, Katie Miller and Anna Epifanova.  The team placed #10 our of a total of 15 teams that competed.

Congratulations and thank you for representing Arizona SHRM!



ASU HRGames Team             Arizona Representatives

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Arizona Workforce Survey - Company Participation

posted Monday, February 15, 2010 12:00 AM

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Fellow HR Professionals & Arizona Business Leaders- There has been a call to action from the Arizona Department of Commerce to survey Arizona employer's workforce initiatives.  Please read the below information for details about the Arizona Workforce Survey and then click on to take the survey if you are interested in providing valuable information to assist with Arizona's economic future.

A letter from Donald E. Cardon, Director - Arizona Department of Commerce

The future of the State’s economy is largely reliant on our ability to create new jobs.  Every industry has jobs requiring unique skill sets, and I ask you today to complete a survey that will help us better respond to your business needs.  It is information critical to our ability to best serve the industries in our State, and it is vital to Arizona’s economic future.
The Arizona Workforce Connection is a statewide system of workforce development partners that provide free services to employers who seek access to skilled personnel or training resources for existing workers.  The influx of federal stimulus funding allows us to take strategic steps in identifying the critical needs of Arizona industries so that we may best deploy workforce training funds.
As an Arizona business leader, you are receiving this request, but please have the appropriate person within your company complete it.  We are seeking information on when you plan to hire, what employee training opportunities may best serve your business needs, and other factors that will assist us in being most responsive to immediate activity.
This survey will be open until Noon on Monday, February 22, 2010. Simply click the link below, which will take you to a secure web site at Behavior Research Center, our research partner. Your individual responses will be kept totally confidential by Behavior Research Center and reported to us only in the aggregate.
Take the survey at:  
Thank you for your support and efforts in ensuring that Arizona has a healthy economic future.
Donald E. Cardon, Director
Arizona Department of Commerce

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Arizona SHRM Advocacy Day Feb. 17th

posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:23 PM

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Advocacy Day at the Capitol
Wednesday, February 17th @ The Arizona State Capitol

 What:  Communicate with your legislators to collaboratively pursue common goals.

 Why: Partner with government and private industry to build a competitive Arizona workforce.

Learn how the Human Resource profession can strategically position itself with government to ensure common goals are pursued collaboratively.  What pressing HR related legislation is being considered in 2009:  Temporary workers’ program?  Workers’ Comp revisions?  Budget deficit impacts?

Register Today!


Become a fan of the AZSHRM Facebook Page Today!

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Arizona Employment Law & Legislative Conference Feb. 5th

posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:11 PM

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Navigating Legislation and Employment Law

Last Day for Early Bird Registration is Friday, January 22nd!

Join us at the AZ SHRM State Council Employment Law and Legislative Conference on Friday, February 5th, 2010, at the Mesa Convention Center.

Are you sinking while trying to keep up with all the changes to employment law? And are the waives being created by our Legislators creating your perfect storm? Join us for a day filled with over 40 breakout sessions and the latest Employment Law Update enabling you to navigate the sea of Federal and Arizona updates.

For detailed information and to register today, click here!

For question, please contact:
Sonja M. Talley, MA, PHR
Legislative Affairs Director AZSHRM State Council


Become a fan of the AZSHRM Facebook Page Today!

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Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook 2010 Update

posted Thursday, October 1, 2009 3:16 PM

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On September 30th, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce held the Economic Outlook 2010 event. It was a great turnout with over 750 business owners and professionals from around the valley. The event was focused on the international, national and local economy status and trends for 2010. Dr. Angel Cabrera, President of Thunderbird School of Global Management, presented on the international economy. Dr. Beckie Holmes, Director of Marketing Intelligence for Cox Communications, presented on the national economy. Elliott Pollack, CEO of Elliott D. Pollack & Company, presented on the local economy. Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State, presented on the state budget.

This was an excellent event with very informative information about the Economic Outlook of 2010. For more information about the event including video and PowerPoint presentations can be viewed on the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce website.

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Arizona SHRM State Conference Huge Success

posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009 11:02 AM

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The 2009 Arizona SHRM State Conference was a huge success!  This four-day conference was held at the Phoenix Convention Center with over 700 people made up of attendees, exhibitors, speakers and volunteers.  With phenomenal keynote speakers, breakout sessions and great exhibitor booths, this conference is all the buzz in our HR Community.  We are looking forward to another great conference in September 2010!

Click here for conference at a glance information

Click these links for pictures from the conference

Check out this video on the Judith Krebs Award Nominees!

Congratulations to Alex Wade, MBA!




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Highlights from the AZ SHRM State Conference

posted Thursday, September 3, 2009 10:30 PM

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The 2009 Arizona SHRM State Conference has been an exciting event this week with great keynote speakers and fantastic breakout sessions.  With this year’s theme, “HR Shines in Tough Times” our community of Arizona HR Professionals are wrapping up the conference with not only new concepts and ideas to build upon but also with great solutions that can be implemented effectively in our workplaces.

The pre-conference was jam packed with HRCI credits to get the conference rolling.  We had engaging breakout sessions from the “Extreme Leadership Roundtable” with 4 strategic credits in the morning session, to “Driving HR Strategy with Human Capital Analytics” in the afternoon among many other wonderful breakout sessions.

Kicking off the general conference was Clint Swindall with his engaging question of “Tell Me Somethin’ Good,” that helps us to build positive conversations to overcome employee disengagement.  Continuing with Dan Heath showing us how to make ideas stick for maximum business impact and closing out Wednesday’s keynote speakers with Susan Brooks inspiring us to courageous and highly contagious leadership as an HR Professional.

Wednesday evening was followed up with a celebration at the “HR Community Networking Mixer” that was hosted by, Arizona SHRM State Conference Committee, GET and the Matador Restaurant.  Great prizes such as sporting event tickets, gift cards and many more prizes were donated by GET and the Matador Restaurant provided yummy appetizers for attendees!

Thursday was a wrap up in the Exhibitor Hall with great vendors such as Bernard Hodes Group, Clarifacts, DuffyGroup,,, SCF Arizona and Take Charge America just to name a few of the many vendors that exhibited at this year’s conference.  The exhibit hall was a great place for HR Professionals to learn about all the current and new products and services that can help them improve their HR efforts and strategies.

With the tag team keynote speakers Bob Romano and Barb Sanfilippo, they sparked our Thursday morning with High Definition People, rocking the house with their Disco Inferno act to ignite passion and experience life!  Steve Farber closed out our afternoon with “Greater Than Yourself,” what it means to be a leader of substance and influence.

Closing out our Arizona SHRM State Conference on Friday morning will be Neil Alexander with the Employment Law Update, followed by a super keynote speaker, John Foley of High Performance Climb, who was a former Navy carrier pilot to Lead Solo of the Blue Angles Flight Demonstration Team.

If you did not get an opportunity to join us this year at the Arizona SHRM State Conference, be sure to mark your calendar to attend next year’s 2010 Arizona SHRM State Conference for another great conference!

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Visit at AZ SHRM Conference Booth #204

posted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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It’s that time again! It’s hard to believe, but the Arizona SHRM State Conference is less than a month away! And, if you’re like us…you’re excited and getting ready for great professional education and networking. And, more than likely a lot of fun too with old and new friends!

Over the course of the 4-day conference you’ll have the opportunity to engage in fantastic educational sessions and hear from some wonderful motivational keynote speakers like Clint Swindall, Dan Heath, and Steve Farber just to name a few.  You’ll also have the opportunity to meet with conference sponsors, like in the Exhibit Hall – so come by and visit with us at Booth #204! is proud to once again be a major sponsor of the Arizona SHRM State Conference! We’ll be in the Exhibit Hall with information on exciting new products and services to help you meet your recruitment goals and even to create some new ones! Drop by and visit with us on September 2nd and 3rd to learn why we’re much more than just a job board and why we should be your first choice for Local Talent!

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Job Search Seminar

posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 2:15 PM

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If you are in the McDowell Mountain Ranch area on Thursday, July 16th in the afternoon there will be a great job seeker workshop sponsored by the UPS Store #4280. 

McDowell Mountain Ranch
Job Search Seminar

When:        Thursday, July 16th, 2:00-4:30 PM

Where:       McDowell Mountain Ranch Community Center
                   10607 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
                   East on Frank Lloyd Wright, left on Thompson Peak to Paradise Ln,                                 right to end of cul-de-sac                                                          
Why:          To Provide Employment Resource Seminar

The UPS Store in McDowell Mountain Ranch was acquired in September, 2003.  Since that time residents in the McDowell Mountain Ranch and surrounding communities have helped the store to become profitable.  Now that times are economically challenging and a number of people have become unemployed the UPS Store #4280 is here to help.

Agenda:      2:00-2:40 PM Arizona Resume Writers Council – resume writing and interview                    process

                     2:40-3:00 PM Debt Reduction Store – credit report, repair, debt reduction

                     3:00-3:10 PM Refreshment Break

                     3:15-4:00 PM – effective use and navigation of

                     4:00-4:30 PM Free resume reviews – bring your resume

All attendees will be issued a VIP Card to the UPS Store #4280 that will entitle them to free faxing of their resume, free scan and email of their resume, free printing of their resume and resume paper.  This also includes a $5 off UPS overnight service for sending resume and job application forms.

RSVP to 480.513.8661 or email, reservation requested.

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Are You Registered for the AZ SHRM State Conference?

posted Wednesday, July 8, 2009 11:08 AM

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If you have not yet registered for the Arizona SHRM State Conference, there is still time to take advantage of the Early Bird Special pricing.  There will be great keynote speakers and breakout sessions that are a must attend this year!  The Early Bird Special ends on July 30 th, so be sure to register today at

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Local First Arizona Independents Week

posted Wednesday, June 24, 2009 8:24 AM

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Did you know that for every $100 spent in Arizona roughly $43 dollars is circulated back to the Arizona economy?  Local First Arizona is a partner that seeks to promote, support, and celebrate a vibrant and sustainable Arizona economy by educating citizens about local business ownership, social equity, cultural diversity, environmental kinship, and collaboration.

In celebration of local Arizona businesses, former Governor Janet Napolitano has declared June 29th – July 5th as Independents Week in Arizona . “Small businesses are critical to Arizona ’s economy, comprising more than 90 percent of the businesses in our state. Whether they cater to neighborhoods, specialty services or other consumer needs, it is clear that these operations serve a vital role in the state’s and local communities’ success. That is why I proclaimed ‘Independents Week’ – recognizing the considerable contributions small businesses make to the state.” -- Governor Janet Napolitano

To find out more information about Independents Week and how shopping locally supports Arizona businesses and Arizona jobs, visit for more information.

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