About Us

The Traverse Area Human Resource Association (TAHRA) is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management based in Traverse City, Michigan. TAHRA has been a valuable resource for our region’s human resource professionals, employers, and workforce for over three decades. We have 150+ members that are actively engaged in fulfilling the mission of the organization. TAHRA's mission is to provide support, education and collaboration for Human Resource Professionals throughout our community.

In our profession of complex workplace issues, rapid social change, and federal and state regulations, it is challenging to maintain top performance as a Human Resources professional. By joining TAHRA you will have access to a wealth of information and programs that can broaden your skills and make you more valuable to your organization.

TAHRA has been successful at building long-term relationships with key partners within the Northern Michigan region for various demographics and statistics such as the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, Networks Northwest and Northwestern Michigan College.

There are three main benefits to becoming a TAHRA member: monthly programming with continuing education credits, peer exchange/best practice sharing, and networking. TAHRA membership meets monthly, with the exception of July and August, and speakers are brought in on a regular basis to present on a wide range of up-to-date and relevant topics. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in a lunch forum (with association updates and/or a brief membership business meeting as required).

An important benefit of TAHRA membership is the opportunity to meet with your peers to exchange ideas and discuss problems. In addition, as a member of TAHRA you have access to an extensive network of resources and individuals. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and organizations, including manufacturing, education, retail, government, banking, hotel and restaurant services, healthcare, consulting, and employment services.