It’s a SHRM thing – Illinois style

Last week I had the opportunity to attend ILSHRM11 right here in Chicago. What a fantastic event! As if the ride there and back with Sabrina Baker wasn’t fun enough. (Here are the two of us blogging away on Twitter)

Starting off with a BANG! on Sunday night and a meetup with so many wonderful folks with whom I’ve had the pleasure of connecting online, meeting most of them at SHRM11 in Vegas a few months back, and meeting new friends at this fantastic conference and after hours events.

The conference speakers were outstanding, the food was fantastic, and the ILSHRM #hashtags were flying by at 90 to nothing on twitter.

Although I had never had the privilege of attending a statewide SHRM conference before, I heard from all the HR pros and speakers who attended this event that it was truly 1st Class, all the way. John Jorgensen and his team really went all out in making sure this event was first rate. Read his wrap-up on the conference HERE.

I am honored to have been selected as a benefit judge and in participating in this years BC/BS  WOWIE awards where State Farm was honored as top employee benefit provider for the State of Illinois. KUDOS to them for providing extensive benefit’s in employee wellness.

I had a blast and most of the attendees cannot seem to stop ranting and raving on a job “Well Done.” I look forward to ILSHRM12 and I hear planning is already underway. Gonna be hard to top this years event, I’m sure.

I’d love to hear your comments on your experience.