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The Do's and Don'ts of Employee Handbooks

April 02, 2018 12:46 PM | Deleted user

Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 10 at 11:45 AM

MCL Restaurant and Bakery, 521 Sagamore Pkwy W., West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

The Do's & Don'ts of Employee Handbooks
Helping you Manage your Most Valuable Asset

In today’s fast-changing employment environment, clarity in your Employee Handbook is of paramount importance. Join AWBO at our April meeting to learn some do’s and dont’s from industry expert Debra Elsner. 

Speaker: Debra L. Elsner, Owner, Personnel Matters

Debbie Elsner was born and educated in Albany, NY where she attended Maria College. She met her husband Jim, in high school. They have a son, Mark, and four grandchildren.

Elsner began her career in HR in 1981 as she went through training to fill in for someone who was on maternity leave. She continued to work directly in HR for many years including helping other United Way Agencies while she was director of the American Red Cross. Upon retirement from Red Cross, she opened up her own business, Personnel Matters, in 2009. She is currently in negotiation to sell the business and will semi-retire, but recognizing that she's not able to sit still for too long, she has also taken a job as Operations Director at Bee Hive Homes, a memory care facility in Lafayette.

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Thank you to Voltisa Vasili of V's Delicacies for donating our speaker gift this month.

Three Minute Spotlights

Kathie York, Kathie York Proofreading

Rhea Nowling, Limelight by Alcone

To volunteer for a 3-Minute Spotlight to showcase your business contact Joanna Retherford or Shelly Bays

Save the Date for the Summer Social!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 5-8pm
Thomas Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St, Lafayette, IN 47901

Make plans now to join us for our annual Summer Social! We'll be enjoying food, wine, and desserts from these Lafayette women-owned businesses: Bistro 501, Cellar 422, and Sweet Revolution Bake Shop.

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We want to hear about your business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or other achievements. Send in your Member News submissions to and include "AWBO" in the subject line.

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Join Us!

AWBO meets at 11:45 am on the 2nd Tuesdayof every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette. (Excluding June)

Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary, and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

Arrive early to enjoy lunch and networking time.

2017-2018  AWBO Board

Deb Plue

President Elect:
Debbie McGregor

Tammy Foley

Shirley Pence

Vice Presidents Programs:
Joanna Retherford
Shelly Bays

Vice Presidents Membership:
Linda Berryman
Melony Ramsey

Vice Presidents Hospitality:
Julie Blacker
Jennifer Betourne

Vice President Communications:
Lori Bauerle
Sarah Ruh

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