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About Us

    The Blue Mountain Human Resource Management Association (BMHRMA) is comprised of a diverse group of professionals looking to advance in the HR profession.  Our Chapter has about 50 members, and we host several speakers and presentations throughout the year for our members and countless non-members /  guest attendees.  The BMHRMA Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

    Overview of Our Annual Schedule

    January – May:



    Social Event

    July – November:



    Social Event

    Meeting dates and times vary based on speaker requirements, therefore, please visit our Calendar/Events section for details.


    BMHRMA Non-Solicitation Policy

    BHRMA’s success and growth is due, in part, to our commitment to the organization’s mission, values and standards of business ethics. In order to ensure a free-flowing exchange of information among all of its members, BMHRMA maintains a strict non-solicitation policy. While a wide array of highly effective opportunities are provided for business development to our members, overt solicitation for business development or marketing, or sharing of member information with non-members without the prior approval of the Board is strictly prohibited. Violations are subject to immediate cancellation of membership and loss of all rights and privileges.

    For these reasons, BMHRMA has developed the following guidelines for appropriate and inappropriate activities in an effort to make the fine line between professional networking and solicitation clearer and easier to recognize:

    Q:  Are members out of bounds if they give out business cards to one or more members at an BMHRMA function?    As with any business event, it is appropriate to exchange business cards as part of a business conversation. It is not appropriate to just pass out cards to everyone with whom you come in contact. It is also not appropriate to approach another member for the specific purpose of marketing or selling a service/product.

    Q:  Is it acceptable to follow up the receipt of a business card with a telephone call, mailing, email, or by other means?   If the BMHRMA member indicated they wanted a follow up call, letter or email, then, by all means, do so. If it was merely an exchange of business cards, the following guidelines apply:

    • A follow up telephone call would be appropriate only if specifically requested.
    • Unsolicited contact for marketing or promotional purposes is inappropriate.
    • A letter in the mail offering future services is okay if you had a conversation with this individual and they expressed interest in receiving additional information.
    • Newsletters by mail or email are acceptable as long as procedures for opting out from future communications are clear and followed.
    • Invitation to an educational event is acceptable by mail or email.

    Q: Is it acceptable to ask another BMHRMA member to recommend our products or services?   This is acceptable if you have a professional relationship with this person.

    Q: Can I use BMHRMA to build business?  Yes - by building relationships and working on committees and lending your expertise to projects and programs when called upon. Through professional support, you can better understand the needs of BMHRMA members, and through networking, they can understand what you have to offer.

    Q: Can I pass out literature about my business at BMHRMA functions?  If you are taking advantage of a BMHRMA sponsorship opportunity you may distribute literature per the terms of that agreement. Members are not to leave promotional materials on meeting tables or openly distribute such during association meetings.

    Q: What are the roles of Sponsors?  Sponsors provide financial support and discounts to BMHRMA members and are offered the opportunity to speak to members about their services at BMHRMA functions. Sponsors receive public relation recognition from BMHRMA.

    Q: Can I call upon members when I have a question and want ideas on how other people might handle a particular situation?  Yes, this is one of the values of belonging to BMHRMA. It provides opportunities to learn from each other, both formally and informally. Contact via mail, email, social media, or telephone is appropriate. This contact should not however be used to solicit business.

    Q: Can I send my newsletter or information about an educational session my organization is offering to all members?   No. You can only send your newsletter and similar educational materials to members with whom you have established a direct relationship (see second Q above).


    Each member ultimately decides whether or not an activity by another member represents solicitation. Members are encouraged to be candid with each other and to respect the others’ point of view. Members are encouraged to report violations of the association’s non-solicitation policy to the Board. BMHRMA’s policy is to investigate any complaint fully and, when in doubt, to err on the side of ensuring that its non-solicitation policy is fully adhered to by all its members.