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Conference Sponsors

    Please join us in thanking the following sponsors for helping to make our 2019 Vermont SHRM State Conference possible!


    We believe the best business partnerships are personal. What matters to you, matters to us. We’re here to help you find solutions, not just answers.

    The Richards Group is a family-owned independent insurance, employee benefits, and financial services firm founded in 1867. While we have certainly grown since then, our commitment to exceptional service and creative protection solutions remains the cornerstone of our business model. Our team of roughly 120 insurance professionals now serves more than 20,000 clients located throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

    To learn more about The Richards Group, please visit - https://therichardsgrp.com/.


    OneDigital Health and Benefits, the nation’s largest company focused exclusively on employee benefits and HR, combines people and technology to power business growth. Serving companies of all sizes, OneDigital offers employers a sophisticated combination of strategic benefit advisory services, analytics, compliance support, human resources management tools and comprehensive insurance offerings.

    OneDigital Burlington, VT - As life-long New Englanders, our team believes “one size does not fit all." We take a progressive approach to cutting-edge benefits because we know it is crucial for you, local businesses, to be dynamic in order to truly take care of your employees.

    To learn more about OneDigital, please visit - https://www.onedigital.com/team/burlington-vt/.


    More choices. More dentists. More smiles.

    Whether you're self-employed, transitioning from an existing plan, retired or just need coverage not offered as part of your company's healthcare plan, we offer cost-effective choices for individual dental coverage. 

    A not-for-profit organization, we're passionate about people and oral health. As the largest network in the US, we cover more people - individually and through company plans - and have more participating dentists than any other dental benefits or insurance coverage program. And with over 50 years of experience, you can rely on Delta Dental for friendly, caring customer service and pain-free claims processing. Just like over 50 million Delta Dental members who trust our coverage today.

    To learn more about Delta Dental, please visit - https://www2.deltadentalcoversme.com/


    In it for the long haul.

    Downs Rachlin Martin was founded on the philosophy that anything is possible when imagination and pragmatism live side-by-side.

    The 55+ lawyers of Downs Rachlin apply creativity, connections and experience to solve your toughest legal problems. From five in Burlington, St. Johnsbury, Brattleboro, and Montpelier, Vt. and Lebanon, N.H. The firm has more than 140 employees, including approximately 60 attorneys and legal professionals. It is the largest law firm in Vermont and one of the largest firms in northern New England offering a broad range of services with deep experience within those specific areas.

    To learn more about Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, please vist - https://www.drm.com/.


    Invest EAP is a Vermont-based public and private non-profit collaborative that has offered comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services since 1986. Our EAP provides short-term counseling and referral, management consultation, wellness workshops and resource information.

    Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) promote the health of employees and their household members by offering immediate access to free, confidential counseling for a wide range of life issues. When employee issues are not resolved they can lead to poor morale, adverse health outcomes and reduced productivity. Robust EAPs provide a solution. Repeated studies demonstrate that they save employers far more than they cost.

    To learn more about Invest EAP, please visit - https://www.investeap.org/.


    Paul Frank + Collins was established nearly a half-century ago by Allan Paul, Joseph Frank, and Peter Collins in Burlington, Vermont. The quality general practice group grew to be a preeminent law firm where excellence, strong intellect, and commitment to client service are the standard. For decades, PF+C has been a law firm of choice for business, banking, and insurance sectors. PF+C’s talented lawyers provide world-class legal services to local, regional, and international clients.

    Today, PF+C represents a wide range of entities from Fortune 500 companies to locally based businesses. The extraordinary people of PF+C provide a powerful suite of products and services delivered with unrivaled skill and the same know-how this firm was built upon.

    To learn more about Paul Frank + Collins, please visit - https://www.pfclaw.com/.


    For over 30-years, clients throughout Vermont and beyond have counted on PayData to help them succeed. We’ve saved our customers worry, time and money by introducing customizable solutions that streamline the way they work.

    We care about our community and believe in the power of partnering with local firms and non-profits. Giving back is important to us and it makes us feel good, too! With PayData comes a level of personal and professional commitment you can’t find anywhere else.

    To learn more about PayData, please visit - https://www.paydata.com/.


    Westaff is a nationwide professional staffing organization with over 50 years of recruiting and selection expertise to match job candidates with positions where they will succeed. As the franchise division of Employbridge, the nation's largest industrial staffing company with over 400 locations, we are a national leader in workforce management solutions.

    Creating solutions for job seekers and businesses.

    Serving the staffing industry since 1948, Westaff matches talent with opportunity. Whether you're a job seeker looking for work or a business with recruiting needs, we've got you covered. 

    To learn more about Westaff, please visit - https://www.westaff.com/.


    With a legacy dating back to 1821 Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence has strong Vermont roots.  Those roots allow us to understand the history and tradition that makes Vermont’s business community unique and with our forward looking approach, we are helping Vermont organizations be positioned for future success. 

    Hickok & Boardman HR Intelligence is built upon a tradition of integrity, industry leadership, and excellence. We are committed to delivering tailored benefit solutions with thoughtful strategic planning, valuable professional services, and technology-based solutions that result in sustained customer and employee satisfaction. Through initiative and follow through, we help our customers find answers, implement solutions, and anticipate consequences.

    To learn more about Hickok & Boardman, please visit - https://www.hbhriq.com/.


    As a nationally-recognized, regional not-for-profit health plan, we are committed to having a positive impact on the health and wellness of everyone we serve.

    We care for more than 700,000 members across New York and Vermont, and are powered by the ideas and energy of more than 1,700 employees—providing a wide range of health benefit plan options with the attentive service and flexibility normally associated with a smaller company.

    To learn more about MVP, please visit - https://www.mvphealthcare.com/.


    Make your workforce the best it can be.

    Go beyond goals. Exceed expectations. Outrival rivals. You can do it all. But you need more than an employment agency. You need the world's best talent network. Tap into the power of our people.

    Whether it's temporary or permanent employees, 5 people or 5,000, we’ll come up with a plan—a plan just for you—that makes sense for your budget and can be scaled up or down at any point. Then we’ll dive into our enormous candidate database—the largest of any employment agency—to get you some great people right away.

    To learn more about Adecco, please visit - https://www.adeccousa.com/.


    NFP is a leading insurance broker and consultant that cares deeply about our employees' and clients' well-being. We're honest, hardworking, dedicated professionals who love what we do and strive to lead by example. But what truly defines us is that for us, business is personal.

    At the end of the day, our vision isn't a financial metric or a top 10 list. It's that when you hear "NFP," you think of a world-class company that's authentic, genuine and real. One whose expertise and scale are only matched by its passion for building lifelong personal relationships.

    We believe in building strong personal relationships based on trust, transparency and open communication. This delivers the best possible solutions for our clients and creates the best possible work environment for our employees.

    To learn more about NFP, please visit - https://www.nfp.com/.