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”Come learn about HR updates for Colorado Employers for 2021;
Newest CO wage and hour rules, Paid Sick requirements, and more!”

Guest Speaker: Tina Todd, PHRca, SHRM-CP, CHRS simplyHR & Define the Line Co-Founder

I’m a true HR nerd and love digging into wage and hour rules, working with teams, and helping the incredible organizations in our community understand all of the fun (and sometimes tricky) aspects of HR. In addition to Co-Founding simplyHR in 2016, I also co-created Define the Line, a workplace harassment training in the form of a comic book to educate, train, and empower individuals and workplaces to speak and act against harassment to create safe workplaces. My professional experience has ranged from restaurants and retailers to a non-profit organization to large corporations. My functions ranged from staffing to culture and compliance to a variety of other functions including forecasting, budgeting, operations, and employee relations.

Through that, I realized there is a huge need for assistance for businesses navigating all of the complexities of HR laws so that they can focus on their areas of expertise, and still be compliant in HR. In addition to working with clients directly through simplyHR, I am an HR Consultant for the Larimer SBDC. I feel extremely fortunate to work with so many admirable managers and executive directors and to be doing what I love. Outside of work, I enjoy running, skiing, getting outside any way possible, and spending time with my husband and twin boys.

 

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“Come hear about updates and developments for the new middle/high school in Wellington!”

Guest Speaker: Todd Lambert, Ph.D. – Interim Superintendent, PSD

Todd is currently serving as PSD’s Interim Superintendent. He has been in that role since January. Prior to that, he spent seven years as the District’s Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools. He was also PSD’s Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from 2010 to 2013. Before coming to PSD, Todd was an elementary teacher, elementary principal, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent in central Indiana. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University.

 

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“Learn to Outlast Everything – how to plan for success down to the hour, focus on removing distractions, and learning to ask good questions that lead to great outcomes.”
Guest Speaker: Tab Pierce / Motivational Speaker and Author of Upsurge

Tab Pierce is the author of Upsurge: Wreckage to Triumph; Rebuilding Your Personal and Business Life. He is also the founder and CEO of Caliber Security Partners. Caliber was created in 2010 and provides cybersecurity services to enterprise clients and emerging technology companies. He sits on the advisory board of the BP&T Security Recruiting, TraitWare, and Drug-Free Business.

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NET&EDMeetingNOV3Come hear from the Mayor about all of the exciting things coming for Wellington, especially with economic growth!!”
Guest Speaker: Troy Hamman / Mayor of Wellington, Colorado

Troy Hammam grew up in Wellington and has lived here for 40 years on a little ranch outside of town. He went to military college in Vermont, came back to work for the family business which does commercial painting and wall coverings. Troy has two kids that are in college back east. He was elected the town mayor in 2018, which has been very rewarding as well as challenging.

 


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NET&EDOCT6 FLYER“Come learn about updates and recent develops from your local sheriff’s office!”
Guest Speaker: Sheriff Justin E. Smith | Larimer County Sheriff’s Office

Third term Sheriff Justin Smith has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and is a 28 year veteran of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to being elected in 2010, Justin served in a command level role with the office for over a decade. Sheriff Smith earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in criminal justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the National Sheriffs Institute, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. Justin is also a former adjunct professor in criminal justice at Colorado State University.

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“Business Recovery grants and loans – SBA EIDL, PPP loans and loan forgiveness, the new Energize Colo GAP fund, etc. SBDC areas of emphasis, to help the biz owner in these unique times – marketing, financial/cash management, legal, and business buying/selling.”

Guest Speaker: Mike O’Connell | Director, Larimer County SBDC

In 2001, O’Connell purchased Mountain Woods Furniture (MWF), a leading national designer/manufacturer of rustic hand-crafted furniture, and co-owned and profitably operated that business until its’ sale in December 2011. MWF’s products were sold through Cabelas, national furniture e-tailers, furniture stores, and resorts and lodges desiring a rustic style. He provided over 6,000 paychecks to American manufacturing workers during his ownership of MWF. Prior to MWF, he worked in a variety of executive sales, marketing, and business unit management positions, including eleven years with Victor Industries, North America’s third-largest manufacturer of metal cutting and welding equipment. O’Connell has a business degree with a marketing emphasis from Purdue University.

He became Larimer Center Director in 2013, and by 2016 the Center was one of the top-performing centers in the State. “Our goal is to help maximize the economic the potential of small businesses in Larimer county, through street-smart business education and connection to useful resources.”


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“Come learn about exciting news and updates from the Wellington Fire Department!”
Guest Speaker: Gary L. Green | Fire Chief of Wellington Fire Protection District

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Taco Johns - 7910 6th Street, 80549 Wellington, CO US

NET&EDMeetingMARCH3 Copy“Town efforts to support business development, retention and expansion.”
Guest Speaker: Michelle Vance / Economic Development Director

Michelle Vance is currently the Economic Development Director for the Town of Wellington. In her capacity, she is responsible for creating and implementing various economic development strategies, including business development, retention, expansion, and small business support. She enjoys partnerships with the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, Wellington Main Streets Program, and other entities to promote business and economic development interests within the community. Michelle joined the Town in June 2019 from the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District, District Manager. She graduated from California State University Bakersfield where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy Administration with a concentration in marketing. Further, she has taken several advanced courses while attending the MPA program at Cal State University Bakersfield. Michelle is also a member of the Larimer County Workforce Development Board, Business Retention & Expansion Team, Regional Economic Development Initiative and the Wellington & Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce. Michelle lives in Wellington with her husband Rick and has two children Wyatt (25) and Kelsey (23).


Location:

Taco Johns - 7910 6th Street, 80549 Wellington, CO US

NET&EDMeetingFEB4“Come learn about Wellington’s new school and the new programming for the current middle school.”
Guest Speaker: Matt Bryant / Executive Director of Operations

Bryant has served as the district’s director of transportation since May 2012. With student safety as his top priority, he spearheaded several major initiatives including GPS tracking and department reorganization. Bryant has also been an active member of the Colorado Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association (CSPTA), and the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT).

“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve Poudre School District,” he said. “I’m honored to be a part of such a strong team of leaders and departments, and look forward to being involved in providing safe and exciting learning environments for our students.” Prior to working for PSD, Bryant owned and operated a bus service for 17 years in New Mexico, providing transportation services to local school districts in three separate communities. He holds an associate degree in Aviation Aircraft Maintenance from Cochise College, a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, with a Minor in Aviation Safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is an FAA-licensed pilot. The executive director of operations oversees the departments of Child Nutrition, Facilities Services, Construction Services, Transportation, Planning and Security.

Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month, 7:30 am at Taco Johns – 7910 6th Street, Wellington CO 80549. For information contact Ben Parsons (970) 484-3600


Location:

Taco Johns - 7910 6th Street, 80549 Wellington, CO US

Due to the New Years’ holiday, there WILL NOT be a Networking & Educational Breakfast on January 7th.

Regular monthly meeting will resume, February 4th with guest speaker, Matt Bryant  Executive Director of Operations for the Poudre School District.