"Make it Monday" forum - Hiring Millennials

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Name: "Make it Monday" forum - Hiring Millennials
Date: August 20, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKDT
Registration: Online registration for this event has closed.
Event Description:

Hiring and fishing have more in common than you think. Learn how to use modern technologies and techniques to improve your catch and keep rate across generations. We will also discuss how to design a benefits strategy to keep the fish in the net once you hook them.

  • Terry Allard, Sr. Advisor for Health & Welfare, The Wilson Agency
  • Thomas Showalter, Director of Human Resources, Alera ConnectHR 

PLUS! Our friends at the Food Bank of Alaska need our help. The warehouse is bare and 82 partner agencies in Anchorage are feeling the impact. Through the month of August, the Anchorage Chamber will be collecting food at ALL EVENTS. Bring your donations to any event, to the Anchorage Chamber office (1016 W 6th Ave., Ste. 303) OR join the Anchorage Chamber Food Drive Challenge! Contact Tosha or Tabitha for details. CLICK HERE FOR MOST-NEEDED ITEMS

Thomas Showalter, CCP, SHRM-SCP, is the founding director of ConnectHR, now Alera ConnectHR which provides HR services to dozens of employers in Alaska, the Northwest, and beyond.  In addition to running Alera ConnectHR, Thomas provides executive HR services to Alera ConnectHR’s clients, and takes on the occasional compensation project.

Before starting Alera ConnectHR, Thomas served as an HR executive for several of the region’s major employers. He’s been an active member of the community through his service on non-profit boards and advocacy for lowering the cost of health care for employers and employees. 

Thomas holds a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation from World at Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Oregon. 

As a Senior Benefits Advisor, Terry Allard, CEBS, has extensive knowledge of employee benefits.  In fact, she has been with The Wilson Agency since 1997 and has been working in the employee benefits industry since 1985.  Her clients benefit a great deal from her breadth and depth of experience.  Terry specializes in groups with over 50 employees, executive compensation strategies, and disability plans for highly compensated individuals.

Terry holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits and a Group Benefits Disability Specialist Certification from The National Underwriter Company. She has completed the PPACA certification course and the Consumer Directed Health Care (CDHC) certification courses through the National Association of Health Underwriter.  Terry is a charter member and Past President of the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters.  

Prior to working at The Wilson Agency, Terry worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska.  During those 11 years, Terry gained a thorough understanding of the marketing, administration, and underwriting of fully insured health plans.

Terry has called Alaska home since 1983.  She has served on many community committees.


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Deadline to register online is 5 pm the Friday directly preceding the forum. But tickets are available at the door, day-of, to purchase.

Cancellation Note: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. To receive a full refund, registration must be canceled no less than two business days prior to the date of the event. No refunds will be given after this date. All registrations are transferable to another person upon your request.

Event Sponsors:
  • COUNTRY Financial
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
(600 W 7th Ave.)
2nd Floor
Date/Time Information:
Noon to 1 pm
(Doors open at 11:30 am for lunch)
Contact Information:
Tosha Kelly (907) 677-7103
General Admission: $35
Anchorage Chamber Member: $30 ($32 at door)
Students: $15 w/ID
Punch Card (10 lunches): $280

RESERVED TABLE OF 8 (in advance only)
Member: $230
Non-Member: $280
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