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Become A TEA Member

Joining The Employers’ Association is a cost-effective decision. Your annual membership fee provides a wide range of services to prevent HR problems. Members have access to salary surveys, compliance help, and management advice at no additional cost. Training and consulting services are available at discounted rates.


How do I join? 

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I wanted to say thanks for your help with the salary surveys for Detroit and Chicago areas. TEA has been the greatest local resource. When I miss one of the monthly HR Round Table Meetings, I feel like I missed Sunday Morning church service. It’s like I’m missing the spiritual feeding specific to Human Resource Professionals. At round table, each HR Professional brings a different perspective to the meeting and we all learn from each other.

I am very grateful to TEA for its support!
-Jo Carlson, HR Manager, Fasteners, Inc. 
Sharing both our successes and challenges validates humanity as we build upon each other to grow.

Next HRG Meeting

Social Media: The Pro's, the Con's and the Legal Pitfalls

January 19, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Watermark Country Club

Presenters: Gregory P. Ripple of Miller Johnson

More details & registration

Networking Opportunities


Round Tables

Join us for networking round table sessions! Our members have the opportunity to share ideas, issues, programs, suggestions and concerns with a small peer group of human resources and/or safety professionals. Each session may involve a round-robin dialog and/or a speaker on a topic of concern to the group.

The Human Resources Round Tables meet on a monthly basis for a breakfast meeting. Schedule.  Find more information or registration within our flyer. Contact Marla Holzapfel with questions 

The Safety Round Table meets every other month for a lunch meeting. Find more information or registration within our flyer.  contact Rob Strate with questions.

The Attracting & Retaining Talent (ART) Round Table meets on a monthly basis for a breakfast meeting.  Contact Jason Reep for more information or registration.    

Human Resources Group of West Michigan (HRG)

HRG is a TEA-sponsored organization for Human Resource professionals. It is a local chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), a national organization with over 247,000 professional and student members. SHRM is the world's largest association dedicated to providing support and leadership for the growth and development of the profession. The HRG program year offers eight regularly scheduled meetings featuring outstanding speakers, plus occasional events such as social and golf outings. For additional membership information, contact Maggie McPhee at 616.698.1167.

Register for current meeting.  There are no HRG meetings scheduled for June, July or August.