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Welcome to the Columbus Area Human Resource Association.

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

Please contact Amanda Henry ( or Nicole Kracl ( if interested in joining CAHRA.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Need to register for the September meeting?  Click the September 2020 meeting below!

Upcoming Events

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  • September 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
    Dusters Restaurant 2804 13th Street Columbus, NE

    The Columbus Area Human Resource Association and Norfolk Area Human Resource Association are teaming up to bring great speakers to Northeast Nebraska!

    Joshua Evans - Engagement

    Joshua has a passion for bringing purpose and fulfillment into the workplace....

  • October 22, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    Workplace Comp

    Carl Zeutzius

    Unico Group

  • November 19, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    Diversity and Inclusion

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