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Welcome to the Portage County HR Association

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.

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, both on and off the web.

The Portage County Human Resource Association normally meets on the third Tuesday of the month, with exceptions for workshops and networking events. NOTE: You can find a full list of PCHRA events on the Meetings and Events page.

Quick link to Meetings and Events 

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

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Upcoming Events

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  • July 12, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
    Remote event but registration is required

    National SHRM Tune in Tuesday

    Going beyond a typical webinar or virtual event, Tune in Tuesdays take learning and connecting to the next level. These informative, remote sessions provide recertification credits for those who have earned their  SHRM CP or...

  • July 21, 2022
    Conference Center, Kent State University at Stark 6000 Frank Avenue NW North Canton, OH 44720


    The Corporate University recognizes that in today’s competitive marketplace, preparing yourself and your workforce with the right organizational tools is critical for continued success. In recognition of this, we are pleased to host the Human...

  • July 28, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    Mad Jack's Pub 204 S Chillicothe Rd, Aurora, OH 44202

    To register for the event, select the button: ...

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