Growing Together: Managing Human Resources in Growth Companies

October 15, 2014 @ 8:15 am – 11:30 am
Augusta County Government Center
18 Gov Center Lane
Verona, VA 24482
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center

Managing Human Resources in Growth Companies

Managing personnel in today’s hectic business climate requires a full understanding of complex legal considerations, ever-changing benefits options, and tactics for employee attraction, motivation, and retention. Learn inside tips that leading HR professionals recommend for keeping your staff -- and your documents -- in top shape.

Today's Agenda

8:15  Arrivals; Networking over Coffee & Breakfast items provided by Scrumptious Suppers

8:30  Welcome – Joyce Krech, SV SBDC

8:35  Legal Issues for HR – Lauren Darden, Attorney with Wharton, Aldhizer, and Weaver PLC

9:15  Benefits Options – Scot Chancy, Vice President, BB&T Insurance Services

10:00  Break, Networking, Visit with our sponsors

10:15  Options for Finding and Affording New Employees – Jessica Staples, Job Placement Counselor, Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

10:35  Panel discussion –  real-world experiences, best practices, and lessons learned with local HR directors or owner/managers of growth-oriented businesses
Panelists:  Cheryl Moran, Vector Industries; Rob Frazier, Frazier Quarry; Ian MacRae, E-N Computers, Inc.  Moderator: Jenny Carter

11:20 Announcements/Evaluations/Adjourn

All segments will allow time for Q&A.


Desired outcomes

  • Attendees will be more aware of key HR issues and options as they face the challenges of growing a business and adding staff
  • Attendees will be able to anticipate the next steps needed for their own business policies & procedures
  • Attendees will know where to seek additional information


Our Sponsors:  Union First Market Bank, First Bank & Trust, Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM)


About the Growing Together Series

Building on the success of the Growing Together 2013 series, economic and business development organizations are once again partnering with public and private firms in the Central Shenandoah Valley to present the 2nd Annual Growing Together series.

Designed to strengthen the region’s economic vitality through informational and technical assistance, this year’s 4-part workshop series will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, August through November.  The Augusta County Government Center location in Verona has been selected for its central accessibility to owners and managers of existing businesses located throughout the Valley.

These seminars are free to all attendees thanks to the generous support of sponsoring organizations. All will run from 8:15–11:30am, and will include keynote presentations + panels of practitioners + Q&A.  You may attend one or all four sessions; pre-registration will ensure a seat.

Learn about the full series here.