Membership in the Bloomington-Normal Human Resource Council (BNHRC) is open to any individual who currently works in or has an interest in the human resource profession. 

BNHRC is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR professional society. Membership in BNHRC is separate and apart from membership in SHRM.


    At BNHRC, our mission is to connect the local HR community with resources to stay current and compliant, gain connections, grow professionally and give back. As a member, you'll develop a network that will help you in many ways and have access to member benefits such as:

      • Monthly luncheons, including programs that qualify for re-certification credits, both HRCI and SHRM. Cost of lunch is included in membership dues. Guests are charged $25.00 to attend each meeting, excluding the Annual Law Update at which guests are charged $50.00.
      • Various networking opportunities and social activities (like after hours events and book clubs) throughout the year
      • Annual Law Update in February
      • Discounted rate to attend the annual Central IL HR Leadership Conference
      • Opportunities to volunteer or serve on committees to determine the future direction of our chapter
      • Post HR jobs on our website for free
      • Member-only resources available on our website, such as access to past presentations, a membership directory and online forum to reach out to your local HR peers


    Annual membership dues shall become due and payable on or before January 31 of the year to which such dues apply. Annual membership is for one calendar year. For partial-year membership beginning July 1, dues are prorated for the remainder of the year. New members shall be afforded full membership rights as of January 1 or the date of application/payment submission, whichever is later.

    Membership Dues:

      • Annual Membership (effective January 1– December 31) - $185.00
      • Partial-year Membership (effective July 1–December 31) - $100.00


    To apply for or renew membership, please submit online payment by following the on-screen prompts during the application. If you do not have payment ready at time of application, an invoice will be sent to the email address provided. You may return to the website to complete payment or send a check in the mail with a copy of the invoice to: 

    Bloomington-Normal Human Resource Council
    Attn: Memberships
    P.O. Box 1794
    Bloomington, IL 61702

    If you have any questions about membership or the online application, please contact our Membership Co-Chairs (Jennifer, Andee, and Monica) at 



    P.O. Box 46

    Bloomington, IL 61702


    To be your trusted community connection to relevant HR information.


    To connect the local HR community with resources to stay current and compliant, gain connections, grow professionally and give back.

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