Why People Join GVFHRA

Presented by the GVFHRA Membership Committee

Did You Know?


  • GVFHRA is one of the largest chapter in the state of Pennsylvania 

  • over 200 members have either their PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP and/or SHRM-SCP certifications;

  •  attendance at our seminars will try to provide continuing education credits both SHRM and HRCI;

  • GVFHRA members come from all fields of industry – retail, banking, government, sales, non-profit, communications, manufacturing, and service.

Why do people join GVFHRA? For the benefits!

Here’s a sample of what people are saying

A monthly dinner meeting where we can network:

“Our firm is growing quickly and we have immediate recruitment requirements. I am a new member of GVFHRA, but at my second meeting I met a woman who was a perfect match for our needs – she started within a month of that dinner meeting!”
Jennifer Prefontaine, FirstSource

Partners Seminars and relevant information:

“Membership in GVFHRA has given me access to legislative updates and seminars on timely issues. As the human resources manager for a smaller company that does not have in-house legal counsel, the half-day seminars have been a great help.”
Bobbi Will, PHR

A dynamic group that offers opportunities to chair or participate on a committee(s):

“Although I live and work in Delaware and belong to the Delaware SHRM chapter, I have joined and remain active in GVFHRA. This is despite having to travel over an hour to most meetings. The positive effects of belonging to this organization are simply worth the extra effort! I would recommend Greater Valley Forge to any professional working in any way in the human resource profession.”
Lee Buckley, Simplicity Benefit Plan

Certification study groups:

“Preparing for the HR Certification exam can be stressful, but GVFHRA’s study group gives participants the opportunities to meet with other HR professionals who are going through the same thing, and to better prepare for what is expected at the exam. This creates a valuable support system that helps reduce the anxiety.” Katie Goodwin, SPHR. “I attended one of the study groups to prepare for the PHR certification. It was a great way to review the material, very informative, and fun. I felt confident when I took the exam.”
Bobbi Will, PHR

A new member orientation:

“Partnering up with someone from the Membership or Hospitality Committee helps new members relax. I remember my first meeting – I was so overwhelmed I almost didn’t come back. Since then I have joined committees, made great contacts, and established friendships.”
Nancy Cressman, SPHR, AVO International

Career Development:

“As a recent college graduate, being able to interface with HR professionals experienced in all areas of the occupation field can be tremendously useful for my career development. I now have many resources I can tap into.”
Andy Sholly, Baker Installations