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    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 1 May 2019
    • Manchester Downtown Hotel


    Granite State HR Conference - Save The Dates!

    Granite State HR Conference

    Manchester Downtown Hotel

    700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101



    April 30th


    Outside Expo

    Registration & Expo Opens

    Registration on Tuesday is located outside the EXPO.  Please visit Registration to pick up your name badge, schedule, conference program and complimentary tote bag. Then head on in to enjoy breakfast with the exhibitors!


    Expo Center

    Networking & Newcomer Breakfast

    Grab a coffee and muffin and get to know your fellow conference goers! This is a great opportunity to network, especially for newcomers to the conference - we'll be providing icebreakers and table topics to start your day off right!


    Expo Center


    Please join us in the Expo to kick off the 2019 Conference!  Hear from the GSHR Conference Director, NH State Council and other notables.

    8:45a - 10:00a

    Expo Center

    Keynote Speaker #1

    10:00a - 10:30a

    Expo Center

    Break/Expo – Expo Center

    Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea!  Take a walk through the expo businesses and sign up for the services your business needs!

    10:30a - 11:45p

    Breakout Rooms

    Breakout Session One


    11:45a - 1:00p

    Expo Center

    Lunch, Exhibitors, and Networking

    Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet while visiting with your colleagues and exploring the Expo's vendors.


    1:00p - 2:15p

    Breakout Rooms

    Breakout Session Two

    2:15p - 2:45p

    Expo Center

    Break/Expo – Expo Center

    Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and sweet treats!  And make sure you've visited everyone in the Expo and entered for their great prizes!

    2:45p - 4:00p

    Expo Center

    Keynote Speaker #2

    4:00p - 5:30p

    Expo Center

    Networking Reception & Expo Games!

    Great food, networking opportunities, a cash bar and tons of prizes!

    • Exhibitor Prize Drawings

    • Golden Ticket Drawing

    • SHRM Gift Basket Drawing



    Around Town - Sign up online

    Dine Around Town Dinners

    Join one of the Dine Around Town dinners and enjoy networking with friends and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere!

    May 1st




    Registration Re-Opens & Breakfast!

    Registration and breakfast on Wednesday are located outside the Armory.

    8:30a - 10:30a

    Breakout Rooms

    Breakout Session Three

    Extended sessions to delve deep into the hottest topics in HR right now.  

    10:30a - 11:00a

    Outside the Armory

    Refreshment Break

    11:00a - 12:00p


    Keynote Speaker #3



    Conference Ends

    The conference ends at Noon but don't let that stop you from connecting with your peers and scheduling a great lunch!


    Sign up online!

    Dine Around Town Luncheons

    Sign up online to join one of these group reservations at a restaurant around town! A great chance to continue building relationships started at the conference!

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    • 8 May 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Courtyard by Marriott, 75 Railroad St., Keene, NH

    Join us for our May 1/2 Day Seminar - Legal Insights

    May 8th, 2019

    EARLY BIRD rate - register by April 26th! $75

    After April 26th - $95

    Group Rates:

    $10 off for 3 or more registered from the same company

    Speaker Bios:

    Presenter Biography: 

    Andrea G. Chatfield: Andrea is an attorney with Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, pllc, a business law firm in Manchester, NH.  She advises employers on risk management issues in the workplace and represents employers of all types and sizes before administrative agencies in discrimination, whistleblower, unemployment, and wage disputes.  She conducts in-house trainings for employers and serves as an outside investigator for employers who need to respond to highly sensitive internal complaints of discrimination and harassment. Andrea is a frequent public speaker on employment law topics, and recently authored the New Hampshire employment law chapter for the Navigator series of state laws offered by Lexology (an innovative, web-based service) and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Andrea is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and she has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell.  Andrea is listed in Chambers USA as one of the leading employment lawyers in New Hampshire and in Best Lawyers of America® for Employment Law – Management (recognized in 2019 as “Lawyer of the Year” in Manchester in the area of Employment Law – Management).  In addition, she is the Government Relations & Legislative Chair for the HR State Council of New Hampshire, and she serves on the Personnel Advisory Committee for the Manchester Community Health Center.  In June, 2017, Andrea was the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award for her many years of service on the Board of Directors of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association.

    Attorney Jim Reidy – Sheehan Phinney

    Jim is a management side employment lawyer who represents organization ranging from multi-national corporations, top closely-held businesses, to not-for-profit entities and public sector employers. He chairs the firm’s labor and employment group which is recognized as one of the New England’s best.

    Jim regularly assists clients on a wide range of employment law issues. He is a workplace law resource for several media outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Kiplinger, NPR, HR ( SHRM) Magazine, as well as several local publications and media outlets. Jim is also a regular present at SHRM’s Annual Legal and Legislative Conference, as well as SHRM’s national conventions. Contrary to popular belief Jim is not a body double for Brad Pitt: his law practice takes up too much of his time.

    Beth Rattigan:

    For twenty years, Beth Rattigan has focused her practice in the areas of employment law, labor law, and commercial litigation in Vermont and New Hampshire.  In her employment practice, Beth regularly defends employers in federal and state court matters such as wrongful discharge and discrimination claims.  She provides advice and training to management regarding employment law compliance and human resource issues including hiring, discipline, termination, reductions in force, wage and hour practices, investigations, sexual harassment, employee relations, employee training, personnel policies and employment agreements.  Beth also represents businesses in litigation matters including commercial disputes, contracts, unfair competition, non-compete agreements, trade secrets and insurance litigation.

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