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North Country HR Consortium


The field of Human Resources is in a state of constant change and challenge, and that has never been truer than over the past few years.  Keeping up with labor law changes and compliance can be difficult and time-consuming.  That is where the NCHRC can help you.

Whether you are an HR professional or a small business owner without a dedicated HR team, the NCHRC can keep you updated on labor law changes and best practices, as well as provide interesting HR information and professional development.

Started in 2011, the NCHRC brings together several sponsor organizations to provide HR information and resources.  Through quarterly meetings (March, June, September, and December), special-topic presentations by legal experts, guest speakers, and cross-member communication and networking opportunities with peers, the Consortium can keep you in the know about all things Human Resources.  

Our membership represents a wide variety of companies from manufacturing to banking to hospitality, human services, and more. We welcome anyone to join who has an interest in Human Resources. We have members from across the North Country and strive to be a comprehensive HR resource for the entire region. 

The Consortium is sponsored by the following organizations:

  CITEC Business Solutions provides consulting and training services to help North Country businesses grow. We focus on Continuous Improvement, Safety, Marketing and Business Development, Human Resources, and Management and Leadership Development. 
NCHRC Members are eligible for a$200 annual discount for attendance at a CITEC public training session (for use by the NCHRC member or any employee of the NCHRC-member organization). 
BHSNlogo  Employee Assistance Services is a program of Behavioral Health Services North, offering early detection and effective intervention for employees experiencing personal problems that affect job performance.
NCHCR Members are eligible for a 10% discount off normal rates for all services.
ETS LOGO mobile  ETS is a full-service staffing, recruiting and training firm. 
New NCHRC Members are eligible for a $100 in savings deducted from the first bill for contract-employee services.Current and new NCHRC members are also eligible for a $200 credit for direct-hire, permanent-placement search-service fees.
stafford owens  Stafford, Owens, Piller, Murnane, Kelleher & Trombley, PLLC is a recognized leader in northeasternNew York with a reputation as a successful provider of high-quality, prompt and cost-effective legal services, including employment law services.
NCHRC members are eligible for o
ne hour of consultation on labor and employment matters, applied as an invoice credit.

Membership Levels and Fees

Individual Membership
Dues:  $200 annually

  • Attendance at all meetings, in-person, and virtually when offered.
  • Food and beverages that may be served at meetings, including the Annual Meeting. 
  • Sponsor-organization discounts

Organization Membership
Dues:  $300 annually

  • Attendance at regular meetings in-person, and virtually when offered, for the primary member and others enrolled from the organization (there will be an additional charge for more than two members to attend the Annual Meeting).
  • Free admission for two attendees to the Annual Meeting. 
  • Food and beverages that may be served at regular meetings, including for two attendees at the Annual Meeting.
  • Sponsor-organization discounts

Non-Member Fees 

The Consortium welcomes non-members to attend meetings, either in person, or virtually when offered.  The cost for all meetings for non-members will be $50.00 per person per meeting.

To Join

Simply fill out the form at this link. You will receive an invoice emailed from CITEC Business Solutions. 

Mark your Calendar! 2024 Meetings are Scheduled
All meetings will be in-person at MHAB in Plattsburgh

  • March 14; Absences, Accommodations and Remote Work
  • June 13; Annual Meeting includes lunch
  • September 12; Topic TBD
  • December 5; Topic TBD

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