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Welcome to the Mid-Willamette Human Resource Association (MHRA)

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Our 90+ members represent a variety of businesses and industries in the greater Linn and Benton Counties.  We are a SHRM 100% Chapter which means our local chapter members are also members of SHRM.  Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

Click here for information on joining our chapter, as well as national membership information.  We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

 Visit our Meetings & Events page for information on our next Chapter Meeting. Also visit our Sponsors page as they have generously assisted us in advancing the HR profession.





We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event




A Big Thanks to This Month’s Sponsor






A big thanks to Mennonite Village for Sponsoring the October 22nd Meeting

Mennonite Village

Upcoming Events

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  • October 14, 2015, 7:15am – 9:00am
    Mennonite Home Administration Building Chapel 5353 Southeast Columbus Street Albany, OR 97322

    Please join us for our October 14, 2015 Chapter Meeting.  Featuring the topic of the Labor Relations Continuum with experienced speaker Sandy Ellis.


    Description of training: How can an employer achieve labor peace, employee loyalty to the company, longevity (minimizing turn over), and workers who do...

  • October 22, 2015, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    Mennonite Home Administration Building 5353 Southeast Columbus Street Albany, OR 97322

    Please join MHRA for a special October meeting on the topic of Labor Relations. Gregg Newstrand will be our speaker. Gregg Newstrand is a management consultant whose focus is labor relations and human resource issues. Gregg has more than 30 years of intensive labor relations and human resources...

  • November 12, 2015, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
    Mennonite Home Administration Building 5353 Southeast Columbus Street Albany, OR 97322

    Helping veteran’s successfully transition to the business world can be a challenge. Employers want to support our troops but many are not experts in helping transition their staff members. During this panel discussions representatives from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, retired military veterans and reservists...

  • December 9, 2015, 7:15am – 9:00am
    Mennonite Home Administration Building 5353 Southeast Columbus Street Albany, OR 97322

    More information to come.

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MHRA NOW HAS A NEW MEETING SPOT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2015.  We are excited about our new meeting location of the Mennonite Village.  We will meet in the Administration Building.  We will be meeting in the Chapel which is just the right of the entrance and their reception center. The Mennonite Home address is: 

5353 Columbus St SE
Albany, OR 97322-7136


October MHRA Meeting


Wednesday October 14 - Sandy Ellis will be presenting on the Labor Relations Continuum at our normal chapter meeting time and location-

Thursday October 22 - Gregg Newstrand will be presenting on Labor Relations at a special afternoon/early eveningmeeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mennonite Home Administration Building Chapel.