Pinnacle Award given to the Lake Norman SHRM!

Lake Norman SHRM won the award for the Small Chapters (10-100 members) in the Serving the HR Professional Category.  The “Serving the HR Professional” category recognizes excellence in activities that support and promote professionals with HR responsibility to be successful business leaders. There were only 10 SHRM chapter Award winners in the US.

Bill Crigger attended the award ceremony at the recent “National SHRM Volunteer Leader Resource Center” in Washington, DC and accepted the award on behalf of the Lake Norman SHRM.

Lake Norman SHRM partnered with Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., in 2017 to offer Web-based educational programs to Duke’s 369 HR employees across six states. Topics have included “Dealing with Difficult People,” “Finance 101: What HR Professionals Need to Know,” “Making Analytics Practical for Every HR Leader” and “Coaching Versus Mentoring.” In 2018, the program grew to bi-monthly presentations, reaching an average of 74 Duke HR employees per session.

The below video was required to accompany the paper work/application for the award to explain the purpose and process by the chapter.


The award was created in 1991, and this year nine chapters and three state councils were singled out for the highest honor SHRM bestows on its affiliates.  Winners were selected from 83 applicants and evaluated in one of three categories: serving the HR professional, enhancing the SHRM community or advancing the HR profession. They are from Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. Chapters and councils received a $1,000 prize and a crystal plaque during a VIP reception at the summit in National Harbor, Md. Paychex Inc. sponsored the awards.

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