Congratulations to LakeNormanHR for receiving the Pinnacle Award from SHRM!



Upcoming LakeNormanHR Programs:


May 21:  Lake Norman Area Economic Development Update

with Ryan McDaniels, CEcD Executive Director

Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!

The Lake Norman Economic Development Council (LKN EDC) helps bridge connections and provide information to the local business community.  Ryan will share with us the latest on business activities and how the community is growing. LKN EDC is excited to share their workforce development initiative across the Towns of Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville.  Check out AscendLKN for a sneak peek.

Lunch Meeting:


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub 

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC




More About Our Speaker:

Ryan McDaniels joined Lake Norman Economic Development in April 2013, after serving for more than a decade with Cabarrus Economic Development. Ryan is a graduate of UNC Charlotte, and completed the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. Ryan is one of the youngest recipients to receive the prestigious Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification. He presently serves on the Accreditation Economic Development Committee of the International Economic Development Council. Ryan is also Past Chair of the Economic Development Advisory Council for the Charlotte Regional Partnership.


June 18:  Social Media Awareness

with LKNHR Board Member, Stacy Wood from Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein

Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!

As the internet - and instant access to information - has become part of our everyday lives, many individuals don't hesitate to tweet daily activities, post funny zingers on Facebook, or "Google" to gather information. 

The instinct is common and understandable, but it can lead to a number of problems that may not be readily apparent. Employers' policies and actions related to the internet and social media monitoring can sometimes run afoul of employment laws.  This presentation covers the following topics for employers:

  • Use of internet searches during the hiring process
  • Monitoring employee use of social media
  • Benefits of social media policies
  • Role of social media in termination decisions
  • Legal implications including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and discoverability issues

Lunch Meeting:

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC










More About Our Speaker:

Stacy Wood is a Partner in the Employment & Labor group of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein.  She has been defending employers and educational institutions successfully for more than 25 years, with a focus on discrimination, harassment, and ERISA litigation. As a solution-oriented and pragmatic adviser, she is a problem solver for manufacturing businesses and service providers of all sizes, in addition to private colleges, universities, and K-12 schools throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.  Stacy works with clients in a partnership offering guidance and a practical approach to achieving their goals in a timely and cost-effective manner. She enables her clients to focus on running their businesses while managing their legal issues, whether it involves counseling through a sensitive FMLA/ADA situation, drafting an under performing executive’s termination agreement, or defending against a volatile sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.

July 16:  Program Information Coming Soon

August 20:  Special Event Information Coming Soon

September 25-27, 2019: NCSHRM 2019 State Conference in Hickory, NC                        

Sponsored by LKNHR, IHRA, and Catawba Valley SHRM

Please click HERE to register and get more information. 

Start a Conversation:

SHRM is kicking off a global conversation about three of the most critical issues that have real-life impact on employees and employers every day: closing the skills gap, getting business immigration right and addressing workplace harassment.  Check out this video from SHRM’s CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and join the conversation on social using #wearework!


Is it time to renew your LakeNormanHR annual membership?

LakeNormanHR is the newest SHRM chapter in North Carolina in over 20 years and we hope that you'll consider becoming a full-time member! At LKNHR, you can customize your membership with several options, including a unique opportunity to participate not only in LKNHR, but in other area local SHRM chapter events.      

  • Option #1 (LKNHR FLEX) - I’m a SHRM member and I want it ALL!!
  • Option #2 (LKNHR FULL) - I want to be a LKNHR chapter member EXCLUSIVELY!  Pick one of 3 options  below based on your national SHRM membership level or HR professional status:
  • Option #3 (LKNHR BASIC) - I want to be a member of LKNHR and participate only when my schedule allows:

Whatever option you choose,your membership begins the day you join and runs for 365 days!



Important SHRM chapter designation information for LKNHR members!

National SHRM members, please designate LakeNormanHR, Inc. as your local SHRM affilliate chapter (Chapter #0756).  Here's why: LKNHR receives support from SHRM based on how many LKNHR National SHRM members designate us as their local chapter. The more support LakeNormanHR receives from SHRM, the more benefits are passed on to you. For LKNHR to remain as an affiliate SHRM chapter, at least 50% of our members must be national SHRM members. Your support can help us achieve these two goals. Just click HERE and complete the online form. It's that easy!


                                                                Click HERE for copies of previous LKNHR program presentations.

Other HR Programs of Interest:

June 23 -26, 2019: SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV                                                     



Maximize Carolina Grant is now Available!

The Maximize Carolina Sector grants help finance collaborative projects to address skills gaps and other workforce challenges in robust and emerging industry sectors, including information technology, energy, advanced manufacturing, environmental sustainability, aerospace, defense, analytics, industrial maintenance, healthcare, and hospitality/tourism.

These grants can be used to address challenges such as applicants lacking specific skills, lack of sector brand awareness, work-based learning opportunities for workers or students, and various other applicant pipeline challenges.

For more information, click HERE.




The SHRM Foundation has created resources you need to address aging workforce issues in your organization.  Click HERE for more information.


2019 LKNHR Board Members:


Brandy Reese, SHRM-SCP, President

Kelly Corn,SPHRNancy HallSHRM-SCP, SPHR Co-Secretaries

Gretchen Blevins,SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Treasurer

Mike Mosher, Education & Programs

Victoria Roth, Katie Sens, SHRM-CP, SPHR, Co-Membership & Retention

Stacy Wood, Government Affairs

Anna Bracco,GPHR/Rachel Brumfield, Co-Sponsorships 

Britney Ross, SHRM-CP, Communications

Leigh Coble, SHRM-CP, PHR, Workforce Readiness & SHRM Foundation

Sarah Everhart, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director

Dawn Rogers, SHRM-CP, PHR, Past President

Bill Crigger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Past President

Larry Valenti, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, Advisor & NCSHRM Director

Jeff Luttrell, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SHRM Southeast Region Director

Connecting, Navigating, Leading









Special Thanks to Our LKNHR Business Partner Sponsors!