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Pandemics; What have we learned? Panel, PART I

  • 17 Dec 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
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With the COVID-19 pandemic we faced not only issues of business continuity but also social, economic, environmental, technological, and legal impacts. Normal everyday occurrences shifted to major undertakings such as child care, schooling, elder care, grocery shopping, securing everyday household items/necessities, transportation, travel, normal business practices, medical appointments, and the restrictions on athletics, dining out, and other typical life experiences. Suddenly we were all faced with the potential financial considerations out of our control; essential versus nonessential businesses; and the lack of clarity on a national level of what course of action should be taken. Our panelists are going to be discussing questions that needed to be answered at the outset of the pandemic; awareness of community resources; the import of effective communications internal and external to the organization; and the challenges/complexities of transitioning to virtual environments.


Participants will

  • Be able to identify the key questions that need to be answered at the outset of the pandemic related to business continuity. Including considerations for sustainability, employee status, compensation, communication, and fulfilling the organization’s mission
  • Recognize the importance of community resources especially for current updates and impacts and how to access them
  • Appreciate the import of communicating outside the organization – what systems are in place and what can your organization do to access and utilize them.
  • Understand the complexities of transitioning from in person to virtual environments and the implications that has on infrastructure

This webinar is  approved for 2 SHRM PDCs and 2 HRCI BUSINESS credits. 


Timothy G. Sink, President & CEO

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

Tim Sink is President and CEO of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the Institutes for Organizational Management from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC.  He earned a bachelor degree in music education from Notre Dame College.Tim serves on a variety of local and state boards including the State Council for the Arts, Carenet Pregnancy Center, and the Business and Industry Association.Tim is an enthusiastic New Hampshire native and outdoor recreationalist and accomplished jazz musician.

Byron Champlin, Councilor-at-Large   

City Council of Concord, NH

Byron has been an active member of the Concord community for over 20 years. He recently retired from Lincoln Financial Group as AVP, program officer. Through his work he has impacted the nonprofit community in very positive ways. Byron has been a resource, served on numerous boards and provided guidance in the areas of fundraising, marketing and communications. He has served on the Concord City Council for several years as a ward representative and was elected to the at-large position in 2019.

Carol Kilmister, SHRM-SCP, SPHR           

Human Resource Consultant at Primex

President, HRAGC Board of Directors

For over 20 years Carol has been a guiding light in the HR arena. She started her career at the NH Department of Education and moved in Human Resources as the Director of HR for School Administrative Unit 19. After serving in that position for more than 12 years, Carol became the HR Consultant for the NH Public Risk Management Exchange (PRIMEX) an organization that supports municipalities and school districts throughout NH. She has been an active member of HRAGC and currently serves as President of the Board. In her spare time, she is an adjunct faculty member for Granite State College.

Rhoda McVeigh, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Regional Director, NH/MA at KMA Human Resources Consulting

Director, HRAGC Board of Directors

With over 30 years Rhoda positively influencing organizational development and training in the retail industry, for organizations like Woodward & Lothrop/John Wanamaker, Brookstone, and Panera, she now utilizes those skills as an HR Consultant and Regional Director of KMA Human Resources Consulting. She has been an active member of HRAGC, participating on several committees and currently serves as a Director on the HRAGC Board.


Aflac | America's Most Recognized Supplemental Insurance Company

Aflac Inc. is an American insurance company and is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. AFLAC is supplemental insurance which covers the gaps that standard health insurance leaves. Options consist of hospital confinement coverage, accident coverage, additional life and short-term disability, dental coverage, and so much more. When bills begin to arrive from hospitals and doctors, AFLAC pays the employee to ease the burden. AFLAC usually offers pretax deductions that the employee can elect, and the employer can elect to contribute to as a benefit. We will have AFLAC Representative Gerrell Smith joining us to briefly discuss how AFLAC can support your employees and increase your benefit package.


PO Box 261

Concord, NH 03302-0261

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