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    Illinois Fox Valley SHRM

    Our History

    The heritage of the Illinois Fox Valley Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) dates back to 1970 when the Human Resources Group was formed under the auspices of the Elgin, IL Chamber of Commerce.

    In December 2005, the Elgin Chamber of Commerce made the decision to disband the Human Resources Group.  Upon this announcement, a group of participating Human Resources professionals decided to create a local chapter of SHRM that might more closely reflect the broadened responsibilities of the Human Resources profession.

    In an effort to recruit and support HR professionals in the Kane County and surrounding Fox Valley area, the name Fox Valley SHRM was chosen.  After much research and deliberation, the word Illinois was added to the chapters’ title due to the fact that a Fox Valley SHRM group previously existed in Wisconsin.  Hence, the chapters’ title became Illinois Fox Valley SHRM.

    After four exploration and developmental meetings, the chapters’ name, by-laws and board of directors were presented to be chartered by the National Society for Human Resources Management.  Additionally, our chapter is a “100% chapter” which means that you must be a national SHRM member if you wish to join our chapter.  National affiliation provides our group with extensive services & resources to its members.

    Individual members of the Illinois Fox Valley SHRM represent parts of Kane, McHenry, DuPage, DeKalb and Cook counties, the Randall road corridor and the surrounding Fox Valley area employers.  Manufacturing, industrial, healthcare, public sector and service organizations, as well as HR consultants, are reflected within our membership.

    Our members have seen and experienced a revolution in the dynamics of what is now called Human Resources.  In an effort to promote and develop our profession, we will actively encourage the participation and growth of students pursuing a degree in the field of Human Resources.  Our commitment to the future is to help prepare our members for these new challenges through excellent execution of our mission.