Monday, June 29, 2015

Coffee With Kenny: How The Employers Coalition of North Carolina (ECNC) Works for You

Coffee with Kenny is an ongoing video series from TEA President, Kenny Colbert. He discusses news, trends, legislative updates or just his thoughts on current events and their impact on the human resources profession. Please visit our YouTube channel to view previous videos.

In this edition of Coffee with Kenny, Kenny will describe a situation where The Employers Coalition of North Carolina (ECNC), a lobbying organization formed by the three Employers Associations in North Carolina, recently helped keep guns out of your North Carolina workplace. Think about it. 

For a transcript of the above video, click here.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

It's Take Your Dog to Work Day!

As part of our 2014 NC Policies and Benefits Survey, we asked NC employers if their organization allowed employees to bring their pets to work. It was no surprise that only 7% of NC organizations allowed this routinely, and fewer than 300 companies nationally, but on this day, June 26th, which is #TakeYourDogToWorkDay, more than 300,000 organizations across the U.S. allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. 

Created by Pet Sitters International (PSI) to celebrate the great companions dogs make and promote animal adoptions, this year marks the 17th year for the event! 

You can view a photo of TEA staff and their pets here:

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Friday, May 29, 2015


The Employers Association is pleased to announce that Vice President of Marketing, Membership, and Training Services, Laura Hampton, has been selected as one of The Mecklenburg Times’ 2015 50 Most Influential Women. 

The 50 Most Influential Women event recognizes the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, the economy, and in society.  The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, education, and not-for-profit fields. They are selected by a panel of independent business leaders based on professional accomplishment and community involvement within the Charlotte area.

Laura Hampton has been with The Employers Association (TEA) for 21 years and has been responsible for the Training, Member Services, and Marketing Departments since 2004.  She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and also was one of the first TEA staff members to obtain certification from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

In addition to her professional success, Laura is devoted to the community.  Her most notable community involvement is with Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont.  At Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont, Laura finished up her role as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors in 2014 and now serves as the Past Chair. Over her years of service, Laura has been involved with Goodwill to volunteer her services and expertise to help in several capacities, including strategic planning to design a new service model and new campus, succession planning for the CEO and leadership team, and most notably to launch their first Capital Campaign in over 20 years.

In addition to Laura, we'd also like to congratulate the following members on their recognition on the 2015 Most Influential Women list:

Beth Allen, GreerWalker LLP
Jill Dineen, Classroom Central
Toni Freeman, Mint Museum Uptown
Jessica Graham, Belk
Catherine Horne, Discovery Place
Melissa McGuire, Sherpa, LLC
Blair Stanford, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Ann Warren, Duke Energy Corporation
Angela Woods, Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council

To view the full list of winners, please click here.