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Welcome to Human Resource Professionals Association of Greater Emporia

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are a business owner, new to the HR field or a seasoned veteran, or if you have HR responsibilities in your job description, we are your source for networking, continuing education, compliance, professional development and community outreach in pursuit of advancing the profession of Human Resources to improve the work, the worker and the work place.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Upcoming Events

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  • June 14, 2023 - 11:30am
    In-Person (ValuNet Smart Room at Emporia Chamber) or Virtual (via Zoom)

    Natalie Bright

    Bright has over twenty-eight years of experience lobbying on behalf of Kansas business and state associations at the state and federal levels.  Her expertise is in lobbying business issues, specifically in the areas of taxation, human resources, insurance, judicial reform and transportation...

  • July 19, 2023
    Anderson Building at the Lyon County Fairgrounds

    Please join us for the 2023 Emporia Area Business Conference [EABC] on Wednesday, July 19th, 2023. 

    We have a fantastic lineup of speakers who will present on information to help keep business owners, managers, and HR professionals up-tp-date in this ever changing world. The conference will be held from 8:00am...

  • August 9, 2023 - 11:30am
    In-Person (ValuNet Smart Room at Emporia Chamber) or Virtual (via Zoom)

    Brenda Bandy – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – August 9, 2023

    Brenda Bandy is the Co-Executive Director of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition. Brenda Bandy oversees the KBC’s programs which includes work with employers, childcare providers, families, public health, hospitals, and community organizations....

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