Message From the President

I write to you this month with as much anticipation as ever with our Annual Conference fast approaching on October 18th. We are sold out of our booths for the Business Partner Expo and almost out of spots for members to register as we inch toward a sell out well in advance. If you are planning to attend, please register to hold your spot. If you have previously registered but your plans changed, please let us know so we can offer the spot to another member. Special thanks to Andrew Metcalf, Robin Wood and the rest of the Conference Committee for an excellent job! We hope to see as many of you as possible in a few short weeks as we host Johnny C. Taylor and our other excellent line-up of speakers and sponsors.
With that said, we have our next monthly meeting coming up on Wednesday, September 18th (7:30 breakfast, 8am keynote) where Nancy Schnoebelen Imbs will teach us how to Say "No" clearly, effectively and gracefully while improving our assertive communication skills. Her seminar uses principals from the William L. Ury bestseller, "The Power of a Positive No". We are very excited to learn from Nancy and hope you will join us.

Finally, I want to remind you all that SHRM of Greater St. Louis is built on the backs of volunteers. We have too many to thank in thise short note but there is always room for me. If you are not currently part of a committee, please contact us. You can call, email or just stop any one of us with an "Ask Me" name badge at a monthly meeting. We are always looking for the next regime of leaders and our Chapter will be happy to find the best fit for you on one of our amazing committees.

Thank you all for making SHRM of Greater St. Louis who we are today and who will be become in the future. Please continue to "THRIVE" as you help to Transform Human Resources Into Valued Experts.

Tim Wells
2019 President