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  • The Chamber’s HR Roundtable program is exclusively for HR Directors/Managers or those specifically responsible for human resources at your company. The HR Roundtable meets the first Wednesday of each month (with the exception of January) from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to discuss different human resources topics and challenges facing our companies.

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    Members of the HR Roundtable can register for HR Roundtable meetings by logging on to the Member Information Center HERE, going to the Events tab on the navigation bar, typing "HR" into the Keyword Search, finding the meeting you would like to attend, and clicking Register Now. To become a member of the HR Roundtable please complete the application below. 

    Details: Workforce Development & Job Placement

    Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
    Time: 8:00 - 9:30 am
    Location: Room 103 in the Garrett Information & Enterprise Center (GiEC) at Garrett College

    Featured Speaker:

    • Becky Ruppert, Director of Professional Development and Community Services for Allegany College of Maryland for Continuing Education

    • John Short, Jr., J.D., Vice President for University Advancement for Frostburg State University 

    • Julie Yoder, Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development for Garrett College


    • Ms. Ruppert began her career with ACM in 1989 as a coordinator/instructor for Lifeskills training in partnership with the Western Maryland Consortium and has held various positions in Continuing Education.  She has served as a member of the Workforce Investment Board, the Cumberland Economic Commission, the Canal Place Authority, the ACT 1st Board of Directors, the Friends Aware Board of Directors and Vice Chair of Economic Development for the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce .  A life-long resident of Cumberland, Rebecca received her Master of Education from Frostburg State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

    • Mr. Short is currently the Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of FSU Foundation.  Prior to his employment at Frostburg State University he was the Associate Vice President for Development at Albright College in Reading, PA from October 2010 to January 2015. For 10 years he was employed at the American International College, Springfield, MA. Prior to entering acadamia he was a self-employed attorney in Hartford, CT. He is a member of The Greater Cumberland Committee, The Greater Cumberland Committee Opioid Addiction Task Force, Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee and Bridges for Opportunity Steering Commitee.  He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut of Law in West Hartford, CT and his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, PA.

    • Ms. Yoder has worked in the Continuing Education and Workforce Development division of Garrett College for over 23 years, serving in her current role for the past eight years.  In current her role, Yoder has led significant growth of the department, with nearly 20 workforce programs leading to licensure and/or certification.  Ms. Yoder has been an active participant in the business community, including membership on the Garrett County Development Corporation, The Greater Cumberland Committee, Tri County Council’s Revolving Loan Fund Committee, member of Garrett County Community Action’s Board of Directors, member of the Garrett County Local Management Board, and many committees and task forces focused on workforce and economic development.  Ms. Yoder also currently serves as the Chair of the Maryland Community College Association of Continuing Education & Training

    Past Meeting Speakers & Topics

    December 6th - Michael Dougal, Chief Human Resource Officer for Patriot Federal Credit Union, will be presenting on Employee Engagement/Retention/Attraction & Creating a Great Company Culture

    HR Roundtable Meetings are sponsored by Garrett College

  • HR Roundtable Resources

    Previous Power Point Presentations

    Employee Benefits Presentation by Mike Shamblen, Beitzel Corporation 

    Recruiting & Interviewing for Small Businesses Presentation by Angela Flanigan, Garrett County Board of Education 

    Employment Law - Is Your Business Protected? Presentation by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 

    Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare Current and Future Impact on Benefits for Small and Large Businesses by John Grove, ChFC, BB&T Insurance Services

    Building a More Effective Team by Jeannette Rudy Fitzwater, JR Fitzwater & Associates 

    Creating an Empowered Learning Culture by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust

    U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Employee Perks and Incentives: It's Not Always About Money by Janis Bush, Beitzel Corporation 

    Managing the difficult, non-performing employee by Chuck Olsson, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for First United Bank and Trust

    Background Checking & Drug and Alcohol Testing – Are You Compliant? by Julie A. Moore, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC 

    Employment Standards Service by Deputy Commissioner Steven Lakin with the Division of Labor and Industry and Tralene Putman, Administrator, Employment Standards Service & Wage and Hour at Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation

    Employee Benefits: Best Practices for Health & Welfare by Billy Grossmiller, Partner and Sales Executive with Crawford Advisors, LLC

    EEOC Guide to Pre-Employment Inquiries

    Guidelines for Pre-Employment Inquiries Technical Assistance Guide