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    • June 15, 2023
    • 6:05 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 3619 N. Sheffield, Chicago IL

    Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - June 15, 2023 - Game Time: 7:05PM

    The ISSA Member Appreciation event is "major league" this year... Join us at a Wrigley Rooftop venue for a great night of food, beverages and fun as we root-root-root for the home team!

    GO CUBS, GO! 

    Cost to Attend: Members $55, Nonmembers $210

    3 tickets still available for this event!

    Thank you to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors


    • July 15, 2023
    • August 15, 2023

    • September 14, 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • September 15, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • The Park Hotel, 22 S. Carroll St, Madison, WI

    Your Hosts for the 2023 Owners and Executives Retreat:

    Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat

    September 14-15, 2023

    The Park Hotel, Madison, WI

    Booking link for rooms at The Park Hotel

    Rooms may be reserved in the group block for 9/13 and/or 9/14 until August 14th

    Room rates begin at $159, Queen or King


    Robert Reid - Principal, Butler Street Consulting

    Keynote: Leadership

    Session : Sales

    Robert Reid, principal of Butler Street, brings 13 years of staffing industry experience from business development to recruiting and key account management. Additionally, he is a highly successful improv theatre talent and creative content writer. His ability to add the “fun factor” into instructor-led training and eLearning has proven to increase retention of Butler Street’s highly successful methodologies, processes and skills training.

    From 2007 to 2017, Robert utilized his theatre improv ability as a corporate trainer and performer for various theaters including the famed Second City in Chicago, IL. Robert facilitated training sessions for companies and organizations looking for a unique approach to training on topics such as communication, collaboration and innovation skills as well as team-building. Robert also performed both improv and sketch comedy for corporate entertainment offerings.

    Prior to his role as corporate trainer, Robert began his career with Randstad, an international staffing firm currently ranked second largest in the world. During his 11-year tenure, Robert worked in business development and recruitment with a focus on office administrative and light industrial roles in a retail setting. From there, Robert shifted focus to Randstad’s onsite and key account clients in both Jacksonville and Chicago where he handled high-volume recruitment projects.

    Immediately after Randstad, Robert was a recruitment manager for PPR and later Human People Solutions; both companies focused in the healthcare industry.

    A graduate of the University of Florida, Robert now lives in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. He teaches and performs improv regularly, sings in a local band and does his best to get out and surf every once in a while, when he’s not in front of the classroom.

    Jason Turner - Chief Operating Officer and Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, Great Lakes Advisors

    Session: Economic Update and Outlook

    Jason Turner joined Wintrust in 2009 and currently serves as the head of multi-asset strategies at Great Lakes Advisors, a Wintrust Wealth Management Company. In this role, Jason has oversight for asset allocation, manager selection, and investment strategy for the firm’s Multi-Asset Strategy investment approach.  He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Management Committee.

    In 2015, Jason became one of the first global recipients of the Yale School of Management-EDHEC Risk Institute Certificate in Risk and Investment Management. This rigorous post-graduate course incorporates the latest research advances and state-of-the-art practices in the areas of risk and investment management. He also holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 Licenses, an MBA with distinction from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University, and a bachelor’s degree in finance and communications from North Central College.

    Thomas Boyd - Shareholder, Linder & Marsack

    Session: IL/WI Workers Compensation and 1099 Contractor Discussion

    Thomas Ryan Boyd focuses his practice on defending insurance companies and self-insured companies throughout Illinois and Wisconsin in Workers’ Compensation matters.

    Mr. Boyd has extensive trial experience, including proceedings before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, in Illinois Circuit Court, the Criminal Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, and in Illinois Appellate Court. Mr. Boyd stresses a collaborative approach with his clients, clearly laying out fiscal and legal options to facilitate decision-making as a collective unit. By stressing communication, Mr. Boyd embodies the matter-of-fact approach that is needed to serve as an adept negotiator and litigator. As a result, he is able to mitigate exposure to his clients on a regular basis by negotiating unassailable settlements and obtaining favorable trial results.

    Before joining Lindner & Marsack, Mr. Boyd practiced law in Chicagoland for 7 years in Workers’ Compensation and in Labor and Employment Law.

    Mr. Boyd received his J.D. in 2013 from Pepperdine Law School in California with a certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Theory from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2010. While in law school, Mr. Boyd served on the Moot Court Executive Board, was a member of the Labor and Employment Law Society, and served as Vice President of the Animal Welfare Society.

    Mr. Boyd is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Association, and the American Bar Association.

    Kate Bischoff - Attorney and HR Consultant, k8bisch LLC

    Session: AI in Staffing: Legal Risks and Considerations

    Kate Bischoff is an overly enthusiastic, sarcastic, and opinionated management-side employment attorney and human resources professional.  She works closely with management, HR folk, and technology companies to improve organizations through training, policy, and investigation work in addition to everyday advice and counseling. Prior to starting her own business, Kate served as the HR Officer for Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia.  Kate has been recognized by The New York Times,, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law.

    Staying in Madison for the weekend? There's a lot going on!

    Saturday 9/16 - Georgia Southern at Wisconsin

    Saturdays - Dane County Farmers Market on the Square

    J. Henry & Sons Wisconsin Straight Bourbon Tour

    Daily - Wisconsin State Capitol Tour

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Additional Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

    • October 03, 2023
    • October 05, 2023
    • Charlotte, NC

    • November 02, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Join us for a panel discussion with Pinnacle Society members. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the best of the best in the recruiting business! Young professionals and seasoned recruiters alike will benefit from attending this session.

    Meet the Panelists

    Rich Bradley, Executive Recruiter, Pinnacle Society, TeamBradley Inc.

    Rich Bradley has been in the recruiting industry for over 41 years as a recruiter, mentor, trainer, & leader. He’s also been a member of the Pinnacle Society for 26 of those years. He was a past board member with ISSA for many years prior to moving to Florida 10 years ago. He specializes in IT recruitment for clients mostly in the Chicagoland area in both the contingency and retained marketplaces. Consistently personally billing over $1 million each year, Rich credits his success to a detailed plan, hard work, and surrounding himself with an awesome team. He believes the key to long-term success is the art of building lasting business relationships. By keeping an eye on the marketplace for changing trends and focusing on making excellent culture matches, he consistently delivers top-quality candidates to his clients.

    With deep roots in the Chicago area and an extensive candidate network, Rich works on IT opportunities at all levels from support to executive roles and everything in between. Organically, over the last few years, Rich has moved towards a heavier focus on leadership and executive-level roles. 

    Rich is a sought-after speaker and training facilitator in the recruiting field, and his passion to give back to an industry that has given him so much has him regularly on the road and online sharing his expertise.

    Sponsors of Young Professionals at Pinnacle Society Event

    • November 05, 2023
    • November 08, 2023
    • Jacksonville, FL

    The NAPS 2023 Annual Conference is the premier education opportunity representing the Search, Recruiting an staffing Industry. More than 300 attendees are expected to attend this year's annual event, which will be held November 5-8, 2023 at the Jacksonville Marriott Downtown.

    • December 07, 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD

    ISSA Holiday Event

    Following a brief Annual Meeting and Election of 2024 Board of Directors, we'll enjoy great food and beverages and celebrate the season!

    Thursday, December 7, 2023

    3:30PM – Registration Opens
    4:00PM – ISSA Annual Meeting/Election of 2024 Board
    4:15-7PM – Venue and activity TBD 

    All staffing professionals are welcome!

    Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

    • April 24, 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • April 25, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

    Mark your calendar for the 2024 Midwest Staffing Conference!

    This highly anticipated 2-day event is designed for staffing professionals from all over the Midwest to come together and share their expertise, collaborate, and learn from industry leaders. 

    Midwest Staffing Conference

    April 24-25, 2024

    Drury Lane Conference Center

    Oak Brook, IL

Past events

May 18, 2023 ASA Staffing Law Conference
May 16, 2023 ASA ExecuVision 2023
April 26, 2023 2023 Midwest Staffing Conference
April 05, 2023 Webinar: How to Bring Engagement and Productivity to Your Remote Workforce
March 23, 2023 ISSA Young Professionals - March Staffing Madness
February 23, 2023 ISSA Legislative Conference
January 25, 2023 Webinar: The Power of Brand Messaging in a Crowded Staffing Marketplace
December 08, 2022 ISSA Roundtable Discussions and Holiday Event
November 17, 2022 Employment Law Update: What IL Employers Need to Know for 2023
November 09, 2022 Webinar: Changing Your Recruiting and Sales Psychology
November 03, 2022 An Afternoon With Pinnacle Society
October 25, 2022 ASA Staffing World
October 02, 2022 NAPS 2022 Annual Conference
September 22, 2022 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
August 25, 2022 Unwind Your Mind - ISSA Young Professionals
June 16, 2022 ISSA Member Appreciation Night
May 25, 2022 2022 Midwest Staffing Conference
May 25, 2022 Owner/Manager Symposium Add-On Exclusive Session
April 20, 2022 Webinar: Performance Management in a Hybrid Work Environment
April 07, 2022 Webinar: Top 10 Steps to Lower Your Firm’s Legal Risk
March 16, 2022 ISSA Young Professionals - March Staffing Madness
March 10, 2022 ISSA Legislative Conference - Live and Virtual
February 01, 2022 Webinar: Cyber Security--How to Avoid A Digital Kidnapping
January 20, 2022 Webinar - Internal Hiring Challenges for Staffing and Search Industry Firms
December 02, 2021 ISSA Annual Meeting, Client Panel and Holiday Event
November 17, 2021 5 Messaging Mistakes You Must Fix Today in Your Recruiting & Staffing Business
November 04, 2021 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society
October 21, 2021 Bingo and BOOS - ISSA Young Professionals Event
October 14, 2021 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
September 28, 2021 ASA Staffing World
September 26, 2021 NAPS 2021 Conference
September 14, 2021 September 2021 Legislative Series
June 10, 2021 California Staffing Professionals - Staffing and Recruiting Conference
May 20, 2021 Webinar: Explosive Growth--Are You Ready?!!
May 13, 2021 Illinois Legislative Review - Urgent Update
April 29, 2021 Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Talent Leaders
April 29, 2021 ASA Staffing Law Virtual Conference
March 24, 2021 Recipe for the Perfect Recruiter - ISSA Young Professionals Virtual Event
March 11, 2021 Webinar: Unemployment and Fraud--What You Need To Know
February 23, 2021 ISSA Legislative Series I
January 21, 2021 Webinar - 15 Ways To Add Video To Your Recruitment Strategy
December 09, 2020 ISSA Annual Meeting and Holiday Event
November 12, 2020 Webinar: 3 Things To Do Now For Revenue Growth in 2021
October 28, 2020 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society - A Virtual Event
October 28, 2020 Staffing and "Boos" Virtual Trivia - A Young Professionals Event
October 19, 2020 Staffing World 2020 - Virtual Event
October 01, 2020 Webinar - E-Verify and Form I-9: Staying Compliant Through COVID
September 24, 2020 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Symposium
September 10, 2020 Virtual Legislative Conference
August 19, 2020 Staffing Survival 101 - A Young Professionals Virtual Event
June 03, 2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference - Virtual Event
May 20, 2020 Virtual Midwest Staffing Conference 2020: Re!magine Rebuilding
April 30, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 3
April 23, 2020 Recruiting Webinar - 8 Tips for Candidate Engagement
April 16, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 2
April 09, 2020 ISSA Virtual Roundtable Discussion Series - Week 1
March 25, 2020 Young Professionals Event - March Staffing Madness - CANCELED
February 27, 2020 ISSA Legislative Conference
January 23, 2020 Webinar: Leadership Excellence--Four Best Practices of Overperforming Organizations
December 05, 2019 ISSA Annual Meeting, Client Panel and Holiday Party
November 14, 2019 Webinar: Hiring Veterans / Giving Back to Those Who Have Served
October 24, 2019 Afternoon With Pinnacle Society Members
October 24, 2019 OSHA Temporary Worker Safety Seminar - Presented by the Illinois Department of Labor
October 15, 2019 ASA Staffing World
September 22, 2019 NAPS 2019 Annual Conference
September 12, 2019 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executives Retreat
August 20, 2019 Webinar: Social Recruiting
August 08, 2019 Young Professionals - Recruiting with LinkedIn®
June 27, 2019 Member Appreciation Event - Chicago Dogs Baseball Game
May 22, 2019 2019 Midwest Staffing Conference
April 04, 2019 ASA Staffing Law Conference
March 27, 2019 Young Professionals - March "Staffing" Madness
February 28, 2019 ISSA Legislative Event
November 29, 2018 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party
November 04, 2018 NAPS 2018 Annual Conference
October 16, 2018 ASA Staffing World
September 25, 2018 Midwest Owners and Executives Symposium
September 13, 2018 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Members
June 19, 2018 Seal at Ravinia - Member Appreciation Event
May 09, 2018 Networking Reception - Happy Hour
April 19, 2018 NAPS Immersion Webinar
March 07, 2018 Navigating the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – A Primer on the 2018 Tax Law
November 30, 2017 Meet the Owners Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
November 02, 2017 State of the Law in Illinois
October 24, 2017 ASA Staffing World
September 28, 2017 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executive Retreat
September 20, 2017 NAPS 2017 Annual Conference
August 10, 2017 Why Salespeople Fail, and What You Can Do About It
June 16, 2017 Day at the Races Member Appreciation Event
June 07, 2017 Are You Ready for the Sick Leave Law Going into effect 7/1/2017 and Other Employment Law Updates!
April 07, 2017 MIDWEST STAFFING CONFERENCE - 2nd Day Leadership Session with Danny Cahill
March 22, 2017 Young Staffing Professionals Event: Networking 101 for Sales and Recruiting Professionals
January 19, 2017 Fast and Furious: The Road to Bigger Billings
December 01, 2016 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
November 16, 2016 Inside the Mind of the Modern Job Seeker
November 15, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
October 25, 2016 ASA Staffing World
October 20, 2016 Young Staffing Professionals Fall Event: LinkedIn for Sales and Recruiting
October 13, 2016 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Members
October 04, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
September 19, 2016 NAPS 2016 Annual Conference
September 14, 2016 Staffing Company Owner and Executive Symposium
September 01, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
August 04, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
July 27, 2016 Labor and Employment Law Update
July 07, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
June 21, 2016 Rooftop Chicago Cubs Game Member Appreciation Event
June 02, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
May 05, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
April 20, 2016 ASA Staffing Law Conference
April 06, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
March 15, 2016 The Loyalty Playbook: Using Remarkable Service To Unleash Your Firm's True Potential
March 03, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
February 11, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
February 10, 2016 Transform the Profitability of your Staffing Firm with WOTC
January 21, 2016 ISSA Board of Directors Meeting
January 20, 2016 Good Recruiting Habits
December 10, 2015 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
November 10, 2015 Afternoon with Pinnacle Society Member
October 27, 2015 ASA Staffing World
October 22, 2015 Exclusive Event for Young Staffing Professionals
October 03, 2015 Arlington Resources CureSade 5K Run/Walk
September 28, 2015 NAPS 2015 Annual Conference
September 10, 2015 Midwest Staffing Owners and Executive Retreat
August 27, 2015 Connecting With Your Audience – Making Your Communication Count!
April 28, 2015 ASA Staffing Law Conference
March 24, 2015 Legal Legislative Update: What Is Going On Out There?
January 14, 2015 Controlling the Chaos! Effective Time Management for Staffing Professionals
December 04, 2014 Meet the Client Panel and Annual Meeting Holiday Party
November 13, 2014 Pinnacle Panel and Networking Event
October 17, 2014 The Power of Nice ~ Probing Skills
September 18, 2014 Cutting Edge Marketing Tools for the Staffing Industry
August 20, 2014 Why Specializing is the Key to Recruiting Success
August 14, 2014 ASA Certification Workshop
July 09, 2014 Impact! Handling Challenging Conversations Effectively
April 16, 2014 How to Sell Without Selling
March 11, 2014 ACA - Planning that your Staffing Company should be doing to be ready for it

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