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BNHRC is an individual membership organization. While BNHRC is an affiliated chapter with the world's largest HR professional society, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), membership in BNHRC is separate and apart from membership in SHRM. In other words, a SHRM membership is not required to be a BNHRC member or vice versa. But, we do encourage membership in both organizations!

Who should join? Membership in BNHRC is open to any individual who currently works in or has an interest in the human resource profession. Our current members include individuals from all over Central Illinois with a variety of titles and responsibilities including (but certainly not limited to): President / CEO, Chief HR Officer, Vice President of HR, HR Manager, HR Generalist, Supervisor, Administrator, Representative, Coordinator, Consultant, Office Manager, Legal Counsel, Business Owner, Employee Relations Specialist, HRIS Specialist, Benefits Consultant, Payroll Specialist, Recruiter / Talent Acquisition Specialist, and Compensation Analyst. 

Why should you join? At BNHRC, our mission is to connect the local HR community with resources to stay current and compliant, gain connections, grow professionally and give back. As a member, you'll develop a network that will help you in many ways and have access to member benefits that align with our mission and allow you to:

  • KEEP CURRENT: Through our monthly chapter meetings* and member-only resources**, learn about new and emerging HR issues and community initiatives. 
  • STAY COMPLIANT: Our annual law update is a valuable session allowing you access to legal resources and experts.
  • GAIN CONNECTIONS: Meet other local HR professionals and grow your network - we have fun together all year long!***
  • GROW PROFESSIONALLY: We give support to obtain or maintain an HR certification through SHRM and HRCI at our chapter meetings and special study groups.  In 2022, we offered 20 certification hours for both SHRM and HRCI, including our monthly chapter meetings, Annual Law Update and HR Roundtables. 
  • GIVE BACK: Volunteer your HR skills at community events such as scholarship reading nights or mock interviews, and invest in the future of HR by supporting our local SHRM affiliate and college chapter, ISU-SHRM.

*Monthly chapter meetings are virtual, and include programs that qualify for recertification credits, both HRCI and SHRM. Guests can attend meetings for a fee.

**Member-only resources available on our website include past programming material, a membership directory, SHRM resources, and an online forum allowing you reach out directly to local HR peers with questions or advice. 

***We offer quarterly opportunities to get together and network in person, in addition to our monthly virtual programming. 


    Annual membership with BNHRC is effective for one calendar year, January 1 - December 31Annual membership dues of $160.00 ($150.00 if paid during the open renewal period prior to January 1) shall become due and payable on January 1 of the year to which such dues apply. For partial-year membership beginning July 1, dues are prorated by month for the remainder of the year. Any new members shall be afforded full membership rights as of January 1 or the date of application/payment submission, whichever is later.

    To apply for or renew annual membership, please submit online payment by following the on-screen prompts during the application. If you do not have payment ready at time of application, an invoice will be sent to the email address provided. You may return to the website to complete payment online (preferred) or send a check in the mail with a copy of the invoice to: 

    Bloomington-Normal Human Resource Council
    Attn: Memberships
    P.O. Box 46
    Bloomington, IL 61702

    If you have any questions about membership or the online application, please contact memberships@bnhrc.org 

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