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Welcome to the Findlay Area HR Association

Our Mission

The Findlay Area Human Resource Association is composed of representatives of Findlay area industries and business firms who meet voluntarily to discuss various issues in the field of Human Resources.

The organization's objective is that through the exchange of ideas, members gain knowledge enabling them to more effectively fulfill the duties of their particular positions

The Chapter

The Findlay Area Human Resources Association (FAHRA) is an association of Human Resource Professionals in the Northwestern area of Ohio.  The chapter offers professional development and networking opportunities to its members.  For further information contact our chapter president.

FAHRA Membership Information

Membership is open to anyone who is concerned with human resource issues. Whether your title is owner or secretary or human resource manager, the benefits are plentiful as a member of a SHRM affiliated chapter. Need additional information on Membership? Click HERE.


Upcoming Chapter Events

February 2023 - Chapter Meeting (IN PERSON MEETING)

Join us Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 11:30 am – 1:00pm (ET) for: 

"Increasing Your Workforce Wellness and Recovery through Technology" 

- presented by Zach Thomas.

Also presenting with Zach Thomas (electronically) will be Mona Ogas and Cameron Hilt from CHESS Health; and Steve Dillon 

Location: The Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay, OH

Pricing (In Person Luncheon)

  • FAHRA Member $20.00
  • Non-FAHRA Member $25.00
  • Session Description: 

    Employers have a unique capacity to connect with employees that may often go unnoticed. While it is widely known that employers maintain drug-free workplace policies, less so is the opportunity to promote awareness and understanding about how substance use issues can develop. Even more, with a unique, free, app available to our entire community, employers can support their employees’ wellness and recovery than can help them lead productive and meaningful lives at work. Through a partnership between the Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services and CHESS Health, the ePrevention screening tool and eRecovery support app is available to anyone working in Hancock County. This presentation will share information about the importance of how employers, particularly HR team members, can actively help increase the likelihood of a healthy workforce; why using the screening tool and app can increase productivity; and how to actively promote the screening tool and app in the workplace.

    Speaker Bio:  

     Zach is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist and the Director of Wellness and Education at the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. He serves as the coordinator of the Hancock County Community Partnership and Opiate Task Force which are long-standing community coalitions focused on substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion. He manages the Board’s prevention interests and public relations, and leads work in cultural humility and addressing health disparities.   Zach began his career serving as Director of Bands at Liberty-Benton Local Schools in 1999 after graduating from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Music Education.  

     This program has been submitted for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).  


    March 2023 - Chapter Meeting (IN PERSON MEETING)

    Join us Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 11:30 am – 1:00pm (ET)

    Tim Mayle: The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics

    Location: The Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay, OH

    Pricing (In Person Luncheon)

  • FAHRA Member $20.00
  • Non-FAHRA Member $25.00
  • Session Description: 

    Tim Mayle, Director, will present on the formation, mission, and driving purpose behind the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics (CAML). The CAML was recently formed as a collaborative partnership of Bowling Green State University, The University of Findlay, and Owens Community College to prepare the region for the growing workforce needs in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. Mayle will share with attendees the development and implementation of the organization and educate on ways local businesses and HR representatives can partner with and benefit from the CAML’s efforts.

    Speaker Bio: Tim Mayle began working as the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in November 2022.  Prior Tim was the Director of Economic Development in Findlay from November of 2016 thru October 2022 and was Assistant Director from April of 2011.  Tim is a 2004 graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Geographic Information Systems.  Prior to joining the Alliance Tim worked for the Hardin County Commissioners for seven years.  

    He is the former President of the North Central Campus for Emerging Technologies and Findlay Young Professionals, board member of the United Way of Hancock County, American Cancer Society Volunteer Leadership and Small Business Resource Center.  Tim is past chairman of Raise the Bar of Hancock County (Workforce), Secretary of Blanchard River Watershed Solutions and is the past President of the Ohio Economic Development Association and serves on the Findlay Energy Special Improvement District and Findlay Design Review District.  Tim was appointed to the Regional Economic Development Alliance Study developed by the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives to identify best practices in Economic Development in 2018.  In 2021 Governor DeWine appointed Tim to serve on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Review Advisory Council.  Tim was awarded the 20 under 40 award, which recognizes community leaders in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in 2013. 

     Under Tim’s leadership Findlay Hancock County was recognized as the #1 Micropolitan in the United States based on capital investment, new construction and job creation for eight consecutive years by Site Selection Magazine.  Tim is married and has a boy (17) and a girl (14).


    April 2023 - Chapter Meeting (IN PERSON MEETING)

    Join us Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 11:30 am – 1:00pm (ET)

    Location: The Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay, OH

    Pricing (In Person Luncheon)

  • FAHRA Member $20.00
  • Non-FAHRA Member $25.00
  • Session Description: 

    Pam Hamlin, Director of Millstream Career Center, will speak about how local businesses and HR leaders can partner with the students and faculty of MCC. Millstream serves Hancock, Allen, Hardin, Putnam, Seneca, Wood, and Wyandot county students through 15 programs and single period courses preparing them to enter post-secondary education or enter directly into the workforce. Through her presentation, Pam will address how local business and HR professionals can partner with and support the learning happening at MCC as well as events and opportunities for companies to meet MCS students and consider them for hire. Additionally, Pam will discuss services available at MCC (such as catering) available to the local public that allow students to gain real-life experiences and offer new services to the business communities.


    May 2023 - Chapter Meeting (IN PERSON MEETING)

    Join us Wednesday, May 10, 2023 from 11:30 am – 1:00pm (ET)

    "Storytelling as a Marketing Strategy for Recruitment & Retention," presented by Megan (Meg) Adams, PhD, is founder and CEO of Homeplace Creative.

    Location: The Hilton Garden Inn, Findlay, OH

    Pricing (In Person Luncheon)

  • FAHRA Member $20.00
  • Non-FAHRA Member $25.00
  • Session Description: 

    In organizations of various sizes, HR professionals often find themselves in need of marketing and PR skills to navigate the daily demands of human resources, most specifically in the areas of recruitment and retention where messaging is so important to talent strategies. Meg Adams brings her wide breadth of experience in journalism, education, and marketing strategies to her daily work through her media production company, Homeplace Creative, where they work with a variety of businesses to identify, craft, and tell their story in a way that engages and connects. Join us as Meg breaks down some marketing basics (specifically geared toward HR professionals) and share some ways she’s worked with local businesses to use storytelling as an effective recruitment & retention tool.

    Speaker Bio: Megan (Meg) Adams, PhD, is founder and CEO of Homeplace Creative. Upon receiving her PhD in Rhetoric & Writing from Bowling Green State University with an emphasis in digital storytelling, Dr. Adams founded Homeplace Creative as a media production company devoted to helping organizations tell impactful stories across media platforms. Her own stories have appeared in news outlets and peer-reviewed academic journals in rhetoric and writing. Dr. Adams also teaches as an Associate Professor of Communications at The University of Findlay.

     This program has been submitted for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).  


    2023 Ohio HR Conference

    SAVE THE DATE - We Are Family! 

    Please consider joining us on September 20-22, 2023, as we are thrilled to return to the Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio.  


    IN PERSON with an ON DEMAND option! Join us for two and a half days of superior programming in a great venue! Attendees can enjoy the conference at the resort AND then have the option to obtain additional recertification credits via the ON DEMAND platform for any missed sessions. The ON DEMAND option will be available for up to 60 days after the conference ends. We can't wait to see you in Kalahari!


    2023 National Annual SHRM Conference & Exposition

    SAVE THE DATE FOR SHRM23: June 11-14, 2023

    Don’t miss gathering – in person or virtually – with our community of HR pros, business executives, people managers, students and workers at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo.    

    Click Here for more information.