President's Message

Dear Members & Prospective Members, 

I am honored to serve as the 2017 Columbia Basin SHRM (CBSHRM) President and along with the CBSHRM Board of Directors look forward to serving you throughout 2017.  On behalf of CBSHRM Board of Directors, I would like to extend a big “Welcome” to all returning members for what promises to be another exciting year for the chapter.  I would also like to give a “Welcome” to all of the chapter’s new members.

CBSHRM is an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  CBSHRM serves over 300 members working in HR related positions throughout the Tri-cities community.  We serve our members and community throughout the year by providing networking opportunities with other HR professionals with the purpose of exchanging ideas and best practices related to the HR profession, quality continuing educational meetings and conferences, professional development, and volunteer opportunities within the community.  

If you are a current chapter member, I look forward to getting to know you.  If you are not yet a member, then you are in the right place and please consider this my personal invitation for you to become a member today and begin enjoying valuable benefits and resources that being a member of SHRM and CBSHRM has to offer. 

CBSHRM's monthly chapter meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Richland Red Lion Hotel on George Washington Way.  

 Please check the website calendar for updates, programs and other chapter events.

In addition, as a preferred provider of both HRCI and SHRM recertification credits, CBSHRM will partner with you to help maintain your certification(s) at a very affordable price. CBSHRM will also assist members interested in obtaining their certification through study groups/classes throughout the year.   

Please feel free to contact me or any of the CBSHRM Board members for more information and also to let us know how we can make your experience as a member of chapter a more rewarding one. 


Marie Lathim

Chapter President 2017
Columbia Basin SHRM (CBSHRM)