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October Chapter Meeting - Attracting & Retaining with Benefits

  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Warehouse on State


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Featured Topic:

Attracting & Retaining with Benefits


Heather Acerra from Cottingham & Butler

Heather Acerra is a group benefits consultant and small business owner.  She has over twenty years of human resources leadership experience including compensation and benefits consulting, staffing and employee engagement, and training and organizational development. Heather is passionate helping employers design plans to attract and retain employees in a cost-effective manner.  In her role as College Relations Chair on the HRA of Greater Oak Brook Board, she enjoys helping college students learn about the disciplines of human resources and benefits.  Heather and her husband invented an award-winning educational toy called Lux Blox. Founding a small business which manufactures and distributes domestically and internationally has provided her with first-hand experience of the challenges and excitement of today’s economy. 

Recertification Credits:

1 hour of general HRCI and 1 SHRM PDC will be shared with attendees after the meeting.

Meeting Agenda:
  •     11:30-11:50 Check-in & Networking
  •     11:50-12:00 Chapter Announcements & Speaker Introduction
  •     12:00-1:00 Presentation, Q&A


Guests are welcome to join in-person for $40

Registration Deadline:

Monday, October 9 @ 5pm



Member: $30



The Warehouse on State

736 SW Washington St

Peoria, IL

Sponsored by: 

Cottingham & Butler

*If you would like to sponsor an event or know a group that would, please email*

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.

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Heart of Illinois SHRM is a chapter for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Chapter # 326

Heart of Illinois SHRM

PO Box 372

Peoria, IL 61651

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