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Come Play with Puppies in the CAHR19 Expo

CAHR19 Expo

After months of planning and building, the CAHR19 Expo is almost ready for you to explore! This year’s Expo features over 200 booths and exhibiting and sponsoring companies providing giveaways, prizes, tools, resources, and information.

We’re also bringing back features like… the Career Advancement Zone, PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction, unique refreshments, Solutions Stages, and the PIHRA Booth.

But have you heard about…the Payroll Link Puppy Play Zone, the REAL Aflac Duck, or the Pepperdine Scholarship?

No? Good thing you found this blog post! It lays out what our key sponsors and exhibitors are preparing for you.

Don’t forget to save on your full conference pass for a Learning + Expo experience that will delight you. Registration rates increase after Wednesday, July 31!

Want to attend our CAHR19 Expo – and no sessions? Snag our Expo-Only pass here!


Payroll Link Puppy Play Zone

Booth #508

Adopt a New HCM Solution!

CAHR19 Payroll Link Puppy Play ZonePayroll Link, Inc. | 10251 Trademark, Bldg B | Rancho Cucamonga, California
Category: Payroll Software, HRIS & Web-based Services

We’ll cut to the chase. Payroll Link is raising the bar in the CAHR19 Expo by providing the first-ever PUPPY PLAY ZONE. (C’mon, even their logo features a pup – it’s perfect!)

Partnering with local adoption shelter Priceless Pet Rescue, an organization with personal ties, and where one employee even volunteers their personal free time, Payroll Link wanted to offer something different at CAHR19 that would help them meet potential clients who share their values.

And the best part? Payroll Link is covering ALL ADOPTION FEES at CAHR19! Normally these fees are $150 for an adult dog, and $350 for a puppy. If you’re looking to add to your family, take home a vaccinated, spayed, neutured pup at no cost thanks to Payroll Link.

Not in the adoption market, but want to play with some pups? The Payroll Link Puppy Play Zone hours of operation are 10:30am – 2:00pm on Monday and Tuesday at the CAHR19 Expo. Adopt a new HCM solution – and a new friend!

About PayrollLink – Payroll Link delivers best-in-class payroll and Human Capital Management services to employers of all sizes. We understand the value of responsive service combined with leading Human Capital Management technology. Whether you’re a growing, mid-size or enterprise-level organization, we deliver the tools, systems, and support you need.


PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction

Located at the front of the Career Advancement Zone

Bid early and bid often at the 2019 PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction!

This year’s prizes range from a $2,000 gift certificate provided by Don Roberto Jewelers, to HR educational resources, to an overseas trip, and so much more!

Operating hours:
Monday 8/26 – 10:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 8/27 – 10:30am – 1:30pm + Prize announced at 3:30pm

CAHR19 PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction

Thank you to our 2019 donors:

  • Don Roberto Jewelers
  • ETW
  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • CalChamber
  • Zulu Nyala
  • Roclord Studio
  • Bradford
  • United Agencies Inc. Insurance
  • UCLA Extension
  • Massage Envy
  • WGB Benefits
  • Pacific Park – Santa Monica Pier
  • San Diego Zoo | Safari Park
  • LISI

Donate to the PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction!
Learn how: CAHR19 Silent Auction Donation Form


Career Advancement Zone

CAHR19 Expo - Career Advancement ZoneThis year the Career Advancement Zone is back and better than ever! With a location right inside the Expo, this year’s Zone has convenient access to the Headshot Truck as well as professional coaching opportunities provided by ICF-LA (be sure to sign up from the confirmation page after you register!).

Here’s a snapshot of the CAHR19 Career Advancement Zone:

  • Professional Coaching
  • Headshot Truck (Sponsored by Fiduciary Advisors, LLC)
  • Resume Reviews
  • Mock Interviews 
  • Career Solutions Stage 

Special thanks to Robert Half International, Kelly Services, International Coaching Federation-Los Angeles, the Headshot Truck, and the PIHRA Career Center for contributing to the health of CAHR19 attendees’ careers.


CAHR19 Refreshments - Mexican Sweet Bread

CAHR19 Refreshment Breaks

Every year, the California HR Conference takes its own spin on conference refreshments. Join us in the CAHR19 Expo on Monday and Tuesday – twice a day – for refreshment breaks!

This year we’ll enjoy tasty Mexican sweet breads provided by a local Long Beach bakery. Look for the Refreshment area signs hanging from the ceiling to find a snack station – bon appetit!


PIHRA – Your CAHR19 Host!

Booth #541

California HR Conference Host
PIHRA | Professionals In Human Resources AssociationPIHRA – Professionals In Human Resources Association | 1515 W 190th St Ste. 530 | Gardena, California
Category: We run this thing!

PIHRA’s mission is to engage, elevate and serve the California human resource community through innovative programming, professional development and high-impact networking opportunities. CAHR19 is just one of the awesome HR opportunities PIHRA provides every year!

CAHR19 Expo - PIHRA BoothBe sure to visit the PIHRA Booth to…

– Learn how to become a member – ask us about our Membership Campaigns!
– Learn about our annual HR education programs.
– Connect with PIHRA members to learn how to get the most from your membership.
– Get your PIHRA Swag – need we say more?
– Make a friend! We’re very friendly. Come say hi!

KIND - Official CAHR19 Vegan, Gluten, and Dairy-Free Snack SponsorKIND is the Official CAHR19 Vegan, Gluten, and Dairy-Free Snack Sponsor. Thanks to our Alternative Snack Sponsor, KIND, the PIHRA Booth will have dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free snacks during Expo refreshment breaks for those of you who registered your dietary restriction!

Neighboring the PIHRA Booth, don’t forget to visit Club PIHRA (#443) and PIHRA Legislative Affairs (Booth #546)!  


Montage Insurance Solutions

Booth #533

CAHR19 Title Sponsor
5550 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Ste. 310 | Woodland Hills, California
Category: Health Benefits

Here’s a message from your CAHR19 Title Sponsor, Montage Insurance Solutions!

We are a full service commercial insurance brokerage firm specializing in Employee Benefits, Worker’s Compensation, Property & Casualty, Professional Lines, Third Party Administration-COBRA, ERISA, ACA, Wellness Campaigns and Human Resources Support. We do it your way, taking work off your desk. Come say hi at Booth #533!



Booth #340

Sponsoring Sunday Night Comedy Show with Al Madrigal
Amtec, CAHR19 Comedy Show Sponsor Amtec | 13920 City Center Dr. Ste. 250 | Chino Hills, California
Category: Recruiting, Staffing & Search

Amtec is a 59 year old professional recruiting firm specializing in Engineering, IT, Accounting and Finance, HR, Marketing/sales and office support.

We will be raffling off a three-day, two-night cruise for two! Come say hello to the recruiters in Hawaiian shirts. 🙂



Booth #516

Official CAHR19 Wellness Sponsor & Meet To Move Host
FitPros at CAHR19 - Official Wellness SponsorFit Pros | 2443 Fillmore Street | San Francisco, California
Category: Health, Wellness & Safety

FitPros is a workplace wellness service provider that delivers physical and emotional health programs to improve lifestyle habits of employees, while increasing retention and recruiting efforts for the employer. FitPros will be giving away $500 of onsite wellness, other prizes and complimentary wellness program consultations at our booth.

You can also meet FitPros at CAHR19’s Meet to Move social, happening on Monday & Tuesday morning at 6:15am! Learn more on our Socials page.


Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Booth #635

CHRO Summit Sponsor | HR Business & Strategy Track Sponsor

CAHR19 Sponsor - Pepperdine Graziadio Business SchoolPepperdine Graziadio Business School | 24255 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu, California

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School will have Enrollment Advisors available to chat about the benefits to your organizations’ employees our flexible part-time degree programs for working professionals offered at our 5 campuses (Malibu, West Los Angeles, Irvine, Encino Calabasas) and online. Our Director of Corporate Relations will also be available to chat about the benefits (e.g. tuition reductions, fast-track admissions, etc) we can offer your organization’s employees via our Graziadio Corporate Partner program.

MOST excitingly, at the CAHR19 Expo we will be awarding one $20,000 scholarship towards a Pepperdine Graziadio degree program! Stop by our booth #635 to find out more.

Founded in 1969, the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University is dedicated to shaping “Best for the World” Leaders — professionals who apply educational, spiritual, and ethical approaches to positively impact the lives of their colleagues, customers, and communities.

Ultimate Software

Booth #122

Sponsoring Tuesday Keynote with Linda A. Hill
UltimateSoftware, CAHR19 Keynote SponsorUltimate Software | 2400 North Commerce Parkway | Weston, Florida
Category: Payroll Software, HRIS & Web-based Services

Ultimate Software’s UltiPro delivers cloud solutions that can help you personalize talent acquisition, simplify payroll computations, manage time and attendance, and support continuous and proactive talent management. With UltiPro, you can drive smarter, people-focused business results across the entire organization.

Don’t miss our Apple Watch Raffle in the CAHR19 Expo, at Ultimate Software Booth #122 on Tuesday, August 27th at 2:00pm!


SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services, LLC

Booth #112

Sponsoring Tuesday Night Music Show with Ezra Ray Hart
SullivanCurtisMonroe - CAHR19 Music Show SponsorSullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services, LLC | 920 Main Street Ste. 600 | Irvine, California
Category: Medical & Wealth Benefits, Group Life & Disability, Risk Management

To go along with the Tuesday night 90’s music show entertainment Ezra Ray Hart that SCM is sponsoring, at our booth we are continuing the 90’s theme.

Attendees should totally come by the SCM booth to test their 90s trivia know-how, win some radical prizes and have their 90’s prom photo taken to capture a sweet memory from conference!

Successfully managing risk is the most effective strategy to protect and grow your business. SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services offers complete risk management services, employee benefits, loss control, healthcare management and a wide array of insurance solutions for businesses and individuals.



Booth #714

Aflac | 1461 Sierra Vista Dr | La Habra, California

Category: Supplemental Insurance

Will the real Aflac Duck please stand up?

Come meet the AFLAC duck, live and in person!

This year, the duck will make a special guest appearance at the CAHR19 Expo!

Visit us at Booth #714. We’ll see you there!

Let’s Do It All In Long Beach

No matter what your HR expertise is, or which learning sessions you plan to attend, you won’t want to miss the CAHR19 Expo. Explore hundreds of the top HR solutions at the friendliest Expo in California – and take home tons of sweet prizes, too! Make plans to join us in Long Beach August 25-28, 2019 and register today.

Hurry to catch the savings – registration rates increase after July 31!

Interested in an Expo Pass only? Choose from Monday, Tuesday, or buy a combo Expo-Only pass here.

CAHR19 Keynote Speakers

Learn from World-Class Experts

Wednesday Keynote

CEO, Clovyr, former Blockchain Program Lead at JP Morgan 

Tuesday Keynote

Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School & Bestselling Author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation

Monday Keynote

Bestselling Author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, To Sell is Human and Drive

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