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Membership Information - Why Join Our Chapter

    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Wouldn’t it be nice if there was something to make this “HR thing” easier to do? Maybe if there was some way to meet other professionals, share ideas, trade best practice tips, and provide each other support, then we all would feel less overwhelmed and more like we’re making a difference and helping to move the HR profession forward.

    Wait a minute, there is a way to do that, and it’s your local Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM!  Whether you are looking for volunteer/leadership opportunities, career networking or knowledge sharing – we can offer tools and resources to help you!

    Top 8 Reasons to Join our Chapter

    • Exposure to friendly and knowledgeable HR professionals – share best practices of HR situations, procedures, policies and resources – make your organization more efficient, increase employee commitment and assist managers in strategic business decisions.
    • Access to a large network of professionals, specialists and attorneys that might otherwise be difficult and/or expensive to obtain (great perk for members in transition).
    • Opportunity to network and develop relationships and contacts in person or online by attending monthly meetings/programs or using our social networking tools on LinkedIn.
    • Improve your competencies and advance yourself professionally – attend on of 12 year-round professional education meetings and/or workshop on current trends and hot topics, with discounted pricing for members:
      • Annual ½ Day Employment Law Update
      • June ½ Day Professional Development Workshop
      • Annual Member Appreciation Event
      • Annual Member Social and Networking Event
      • All monthly luncheons are submitted for HRCI credit (with exception of December member appreciation luncheon)
    • Availability and communication of up-to-date information on pending Federal and State legislation that may impact your company’s operations.
    • Opportunity to develop leadership skills by taking on a volunteer leadership role in the Mt Baker chapter (earning even more HRCI certification credits).
    • Development of a reputation and credentials in the HR field through your involvement in the local chapter.
    • ROI for Mt Baker SHRM Chapter Members - you get all the benefits above for no additional membership fee as long as you keep your SHRM membership in good standing - an overall savings of thousands of dollars and hours of your precious time every year between your local and national SHRM resources!

    What is the cost to join Mt Baker SHRM and how can I join?

    Mt. Baker SHRM is a 100% chapter, which means that if you are a member of SHRM, you may become a local member of the Mt. Baker Chapter at no cost to you!  Membership in Mt. Baker SHRM provides the resources, educational and networking opportunities to assist you in remaining current with industry as well as employment law developments. With 185+ members and growing in the Whatcom County area, Mt. Baker SHRM is a necessary and reliable professional resource. If you are considering joining, visit a meeting or event as a guest to see what we offer!

    We hold monthly lunch programs on the second Wednesday of each month (with the exception of July), from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Northwood Hall in Bellingham. The cost for each meeting is $21 per person for members and $27 for non-members.  Reservations are necessary – so please visit our Meetings & Events Page for more information.  We strive to provide relevant and educational programs to our membership.


    To join SHRM, click here to link to the national SHRM membership application website.

    Click here to join the Mt Baker Chapter (free) and to complete our online Chapter Designation Form, designating the Mt. Baker Chapter as your primary chapter.  If you would prefer to complete a hard copy designation form, please email us (email below) and we would be happy to email or mail you a hard copy form.

    Need more information?  Email us at, we’d love the opportunity to share the benefits to joining SHRM and designating Mt. Baker as your local chapter.

    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM - Chapter #209
    PMB 346                                                                                                                                                      4152 Meridian Street                                                                                                                            Suite 105
    Bellingham, WA 98226