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    President’s Message

    Greetings and Welcome!

    As a new member of HRMA – WNE, you’ve made a great decision! On behalf of our Board of Directors and our membership group, we welcome you to the chapter and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events for the new 2016-2017 season.

    This year, we are focused on bringing you the most up-to-date information and programming on the HOT issues that impact you and your organization. From legal updates to employee retention and engagement, we continually survey our members and work to bring in programs and speakers that offer immediate solutions to some of our most critical issues. Our Board and Committees are comprised of an all-volunteer group of members committed to not only education but also providing valuable connections and networking opportunities to other members and guest speakers who can assist us in our roles. Of course, we also provide you with the opportunity to earn both SHRM and HRCI credits to maintain your certifications through our pre-approved programs.

    I look forward to seeing you at our events this season and would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the chapter or your membership with us! As you’ll soon see, there are many opportunities to get involved and we hope that you’ll consider joining a Committee in the future.

    Thank you again for joining HRMA – WNE! We appreciate your membership!




    Dear HR Professional,  

    Welcome to the web site created for human resources, personnel and industrial relations professionals from throughout Western New England.

    Since 1945, the Human Resource Management Association of Western New England, originally known as the Industrial Relations Association, has been a progressive ogranization whose purpose is to:

    • promote professional relationships; encourage and facilitate operating effectiveness of human resource professionals;
    • bring to members a greater understanding of human resource issues;
    • improve standards of performance in our profession;
    • and provide a means for exchanging ideas and discussing problems common to human resources administration;

    Dinner meetings are normally held the third Monday of each month featuring speakers and programs on a variety of human resource topics. Meeting times, locations and topics are announced here on our website's Calendar of Events and via email. If you would like to receive meeting announcements via email, please send an email to Pam Thornton, Membership Chairperson, at

    Membership is open to persons responsibly engaged in human resource/personnel work for a member organization of the Human Resource Management Association. Consultants and other third parties are eligible for limited membership status. For information on the HRMAWNE Privacy Policy, click on Privacy Policy. For more information, please click on the Membership menu option. Please feel free to browse our site.

    For more information, be sure to contact us via phone (413) 789-6400, fax (413) 789-6470, email, or mail at:

    Human Resource Management Association of Western New England
    P.O. Box 1070
    Agawam, MA 01001-6070