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Getting to Know Us

    Our organization started in January of 1999 consisting of 20 members with an idea of networking area human resource professionals. Intentions were to gather as rural employers and discover ways to increase skills levels of the available workforce, and have an impact as a group rather than individual businesses.

    During the organizational process, our group was known as the Southwestern Iowa Human Resources Association. Having met the requirements for Affiliation of the Society, the chapter received its charter on May 19th, 1999, and was officially named the Southwestern Iowa Chapter of SHRM.

    We have over fifty members and represent several communities in Southwest Iowa. Over 75% of our members are also members of SHRM.

    An affiliate of the Iowa SHRM Council: