The purpose of the 281st Assault Helicopter Company (AHC) is to perpetuate the memory and to recognize the valor of those personnel who served in the 281st AHC. In particular, to memorialize those missing in action (MIA), those killed in action (KIA), and those who served honorably in the unit. To this end, the 281st AHC Scholarship Fund annually awards scholarship grants in memory of these individals.

Jack Mayhew, co-founder of Human Resources inc., served in the 281st AHC. Each year, HRi donates towards this scholarship fund. This year, Jack Mayhew made these remarks about the success of the program:

"Thanks to contributors like you we saw another great year for the scholarship program. The Board of Directors voted to extend scholarship support for the three continuing students, one of which is in her final year of Pharmacy School. All of the on-going students are honor students. The board also awarded Scholarship support to three new students who started college this fall. We ahve been able to continue this program with your support and that of our outside supporter, Human Resources inc. On behalf of the students we thank each of you."

HRi was proud to have been a sponsor of TEDCO's 2014 Entrepreneur's Expo. More than 600 of the region's aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned business leaders came together to attend the event held on November 12, 2014.

This signature event brought together top entrepreneurs, small business executives, angel and venture capital investors, state and federal economic development officials, and university leaders and legislators to inspire the next generation of innovators. Maryland Governor-Elect Larry Hogan met with the State's leading entrepreneurs and provided remarks at the end of the day ahead of closing speaker Paul Reed Smith, founder and owner of PRS Guitars.

"Maryland is hoem to may growing companies that are changing the business landscape, and this event brought together entrepreneurs and business leaders to learn about entrepreneurial resources," said Rob Rosenbaum, President and Executive Director of TEDCO. "In our fourth year of the Exps, we've developed unique programming catered to both beginner and experienced entrepreneurs and were honored to have Governor-Elect Larry Hogan join us. Entrepreneurship is the heart of our innovation economy and it was front and center today."

Today we held our 2nd Annual Flu Shot Clinic! Each year we are getting bigger and better - today we were able to accept payment by cash and credit card AND Wegmans Pharmacy was able to bill our participants' insurance directly! If you weren't able to make it this year, be on the look out for next year's clinic!

Special thank you to Erin Laughlin, your friendly, local Wegmans pharmacist and to all our participants! We hope to see you again next year!

On Tuesday, October 28th, Betsy Monaghan, HRi's IT Manager, attended the Tech Talk Program "Securing the Social Space" sponsored by the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council.

This Tech Talk program offered a new twist on the cyber security conversation and focused on how new technologies enabling greater connectivity bring with them new frontiers for cyber security. The panel discussion started by exploring new trends and exciting emerging tools in social with Mostafa Razzak of JMR Connect, then shifted to two approaches to the same problem: addressing risk brought about by these new trends and tools. ZeroFOX social risk management and RedOwl will look at internal risks within employee communication shedding light on the "digital exhaust trail." 

Jena Judd, PHR, our HR Business Partner, recently completed a two-day training course on the Service Contract Act (SCA) at the Federal Contracting Institute. The SCA covers the award and administration of covered contracts and is one of the most challenging acts in federal contracting. This course is taught by experts in the field, and provides attendees with a detailed comprehensive text that covers the regulations, board and court decisions and the latest compliance issues from the Department of Labor. This class provides detailed information on how to identify and mitigate risk under the SCA, apply wage and benefit rules, avoid violations, fulfill SCA obligations, and understand special compliance issues.