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SHRM awards ILFVSHRM EXCEL Platinum Award

    April 26, 2021



    Illinois Fox Valley SHRM Awarded
    For Elevating Human Resources, Improving Workplaces


    Elgin, IL, April 15, 2021 — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) recently awarded Illinois Fox Valley SHRM its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the ILFVSHRM’s accomplishments in 2020.

    The EXCEL award is given to SHRM state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the HR profession.  

    "So much of SHRM's positive impact on our workplaces can be traced back to the dedication of our chapters and state councils like Illinois Fox Valley SHRM.  I've seen firsthand how these leaders drive meaningful changes to build workplaces where employers and employees can thrive together," said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM.  "The Platinum EXCEL Award not only honors Illinois Fox Valley SHRM's accomplishments in 2020, but it's also a testament to the hard work it took to get there."

    The EXCEL Award can be earned at four levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Each level has a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishments that must be met. Illinois Fox Valley SHRM will receive recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences, a logo to display on its website, and information to share with its members about the significance of this award.

    In 2020 Illinois Fox Valley SHRM led several educational meetings to provide information to members about the Covid pandemic including Covid-19 in the Workplace, Paycheck Protection Program and a free meeting for members to discuss Covid topics that they were dealing with. 

    ILFVSHRM held additional half hour sessions discussing diversity and inclusion.  ILFVSHRM’s Community Outreach Director also collaborated with District U-46 in securing videos from industries within the region that introduce the company.  The goal was to give opportunity for students to meet two or three members of their organizations representing carious career fields.

    For more information about Illinois Fox Valley SHRM, visit

    Media: For more information, contact Julie Hirschhorn at or 703-842-5152

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    SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.