President's Message

Thank you for putting your trust in me to lead this 34-year strong association! Big Bend SHRM is a leader on local, state and national levels. Our reputation is one to be very proud of and our peers across the nation hold us in high regard. 

We continue to filter our efforts through the mantra of 3 elements: GROW OUR MEMBERSHIP, SERVE OUR MEMBERS and LEAD IN THE COMMUNITY. We have some first-time initiatives and many repeats because they have proven successful and have been requested by the membership. 

There will be a great networking and training event in July – the LinkedIn Training & Foundation fundraiser.  You will have the option of a professional headshot for your portfolio at this event, as well!

We will be offering two breakfast Master Series sessions – one in May and one in September.  Another very popular request has been for Employment Law training and we are hosting that event on 4/28/2017 at a very affordable rate.

The WebEx option will continue in 2017 to allow our colleagues who are unable to get to the lunch meeting the opportunity to hear great, certified speakers.  In addition, we will continue offering the one-time free guest to members so that non-members can be introduced to the benefit of being a BBSHRM member.

Our HR Tallahassee full-day conference promises to be bigger and better than ever!  Other occasions for advancing your career and the HR profession lie in Certification classes (Spring & Fall), new member meetings, workforce and community outreach programs.  BBSHRM offers 2 educational scholarships each year to cover the certification class material.  Please see all our initiatives under the 2017 tab.

2017 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for BBSHRM.  Please contact me at if you have any suggestions or if I can answer any questions. 


Linda Barineau

2017 President

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