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Jul 20
Robin Goodwin
Montalvo
Engaging Your
International
Manufacturing Workforce
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Jul 27
Ben Ford
Verrill Dana
International Trade in an
Era of Climate Change
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Peter Lowe
Brann & Isaacson
What Employers Really
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the MHRC
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Nate Wildes
Live and Work
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How Do We Bring
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Stephen Borne
Consuming Government
Flywheels, Ideas, and Individual Actions to Better Manage the Government Services You Buy
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Engaging Your International Manufacturing Workforce

Saturday, July 20, 2019 @10am

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Guest Host:

Tawny Alvarez
Partner
Verrill Dana

Tawny is a partner in Verrill Dana’s labor and employment practice group. She believes that a company’s culture defines its business and prides herself on assisting clients comply with the law, while simultaneously creating an amazing place to work.

Tawny centers her practice on the understanding that the employment landscape is ever-changing and that many organizations do not have the time or resources to keep abreast of all of these changes—from medical (and recreational) marijuana’s effect on drug testing, to the effect of social networking in the workplace and mobile devices’ effect on wage and hour issues. In this evolving landscape, she recognizes that for companies to remain profitable and successful they must be proactive, as opposed to reactive, to these employment issues.

Guest:

Robin Goodwin, CEO
Montalvo

Robin’s 38-year career has been almost exclusively in manufacturing, from very large companies such as Digital Equipment and Fairchild Semiconductor to small family-owned companies like The Montalvo Corporation in Gorham, where he’s been their CEO since 2013.

While he started out in Finance, he has spent the majority of his career in operations, manufacturing and supply chain management.  He has extensive international experience, managing factories and organizations throughout Asia and Europe.

Robin is also Board Chair for the Manufacturers Association of Maine, working with manufacturers large and small on meeting the challenges common to the industry, from workforce development to strategic growth.

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Saturday, July 13, 2019 @ 10am

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Guest:

Debra Weiss FordDebra Weiss Ford
Office Managing Shareholder
Litigation Manager

Jackson Lewis LLP

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace –

Weiss Ford is Managing Partner and Litigation Manager of the Portsmouth, NH office. Ms. Ford has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ford also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Massachusetts Department of Employment Training.

Ms. Ford also lectures frequently at seminars in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, personnel issues, and contractual issues. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

Ms. Ford received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Drew University in 1979 and her J.D. from Temple University of School of Law in 1982. She is an approved federal and state mediator. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Massachusetts Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, American Bar Association, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, American Arbitration Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

She is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Maine, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, United States District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Claims Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Ford was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. Ms. Ford is listed by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is the author of the New Hampshire chapter of Workplace Privacy, a legal reference book for managers and human resource professionals, published by the Thompson Publishing Group, a division of West Publications. Ms. Ford was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006.

She is named as New Hampshire’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year. She is also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Ford was named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the 2012 Chambers USA Legal Guide. Ms. Ford serves as a board member for the Portsmouth Music Hall, Family Service, Inc., and Seacoast Human Resources Association, and she is an emeritus board member of the New Hampshire SPCA.

Ms. Ford was rated as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

  • Named Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire, Business New Hampshire Magazine
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Labor &; Employment Law)
  • Listed in Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment, New Hampshire Magazine
  • Elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 100 attorneys in New England)
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 50 Women in New England, Employment &; Labor)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top Lawyers in Labor and Employment artindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Voluntary Action, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1984)
  • Ballet New England (Board of Directors, 1987-1988)
  • Pro Portsmouth, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1988-Present)
  • First Night/Portsmouth (Vice President, 1991-1992)
  • NHSPCA (Board of Directors, 2004-Present) * 1st Tee (Board of Directors, 2005-2006; Honorary Board Member, 2005-2008)
  • Rockingham County Action (Board of Directors, 2009-Present)
  • Selected for inclusion in 2010 New England Super Lawyers practices
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management Education
  • Public Sector Representation
  • Reductions in Force, WARN Act
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Compliance

Education

  • Temple University J.D., 1982 Dean;s List
  • Drew University B.A., 1979 magna cum laude

Admitted to practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court 1992
  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals 1984
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1991
  • Massachusetts – D. Mass. 2002
  • New Hampshire – D. N.H. 1982
  • Maine 2010 * Massachusetts 2000
  • New Hampshire 1982

Bar & professional association memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

How Linkedin Helps HR – Replay

Saturday, July 6, 2019 @10am

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Guest:

Rich Toland
LinkedIn
Enterprise Account Executive

When it comes to business, I believe in a simple hierarchy that helps keep me grounded and makes hard decisions easy: The client’s best interests come first, my employer’s come second, and mine come last. Of course, there needs to be balance within this philosophy but most often I find that if you do what’s right, and best, for your clients, the other two stakeholders in that dynamic will be just fine.

In my current role at LinkedIn I work with large, Enterprise Sales Organizations throughout North America. Together, my clients and I work to leverage and scale LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator, and Social Selling best practices in general, to build pipeline and drive revenue for their respective companies, teams and sales professionals. Along the way my clients are able to leverage this success and momentum to attract and retain top sales talent – which is in my experience is one of the most critical components of sustaining sales success on any team, at any company.

Today, buyers and decision makers are tired of being bombarded and it’s harder than ever to get in touch with people. There’s data galore to support why Social Selling has gained immense traction, but mostly what I’ve seen is that buyers just appreciate being treated better. Sales Navigator is the vehicle that helps elevate the Sales Profession while delivering results that matter. I’ve experienced this first-hand from my time as a Sales Leader using the platform for my team at another company, and have also seen thousands of other Sales Professionals benefit since I joined LinkedIn.

It’s very rewarding to be able to contribute to the success of fellow Sales Professionals – if you would like to learn more about Sales Navigator and Social Selling for you or your team, please feel free to get in touch with me here on LinkedIn.

How Not to Hire a Turkey

Saturday, June 29, 2019 @10am

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Our Guest:

John Bishop, Head Coach
Hire To Compete

How Not to Hire a Turkey –

John Bishop started his company – Hire to Compete – after twenty years of experience in managing people.    Mr. Bishop has owned two companies, was the Vice President – Sales at another company with 300 sales people and has authored three books to help people succeed.  He is a graduate of Babson College, a business school that specializes in entrepreneurial studies.  Mr. Bishop works with business owners, CEOs, Sales Executives and HR professionals to help them make hiring their competitive advantage.

Personally, John has motorcycled across the US, visited 49 of the 50 US states and traveled in Europe and Japan. In spite of two very serious back injuries, he has earned two Black Belts in martial arts.  He enjoys hiking and has spent seven days at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  Additionally, he has written three books to help others succeed.  Today, he lives in St Louis with his wife and together they have two daughters and seven wonderful grandchildren.