Meeting/Event Information

Member Appreciation Event

September 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Carlucci's Restaurant & Bar
1801 Butterfield Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Location:  Carlucci 1801 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Time:  Meeting/networking starts 4 pm

Presentation starts 4:30 pm

Please join us for our Member Appreciation Event!

 ** Enter for a chance to win in our 50/50 raffle during the meeting. 50% will go to the winner and the other 50% will go to the SHRM Foundation.**   *Cash Only Raffle*

*Non-members who attend this event will recieve $25 off their annual membership price if you sign up at the event.


Plan to attend the HRA Payroll Seminar for an update on the latest reporting issues in payroll. Topics include year-end reporting requirements, common payroll errors found in IRS Audits, fringe benefits, Affordable Care Act Reporting requirements, and other reporting changes.

 If ACA reporting is repealed that topic will be removed or just include a reference to the status for clarity.

Karen S. Sanchez, CPA, QPA

Partner-in-Charge, Employee Benefits

 Karen S. Sanchez, CPA, QPA is partner-in-charge of Sikich's employee benefits services team. She leads a team of experienced professionals and oversees a full range of retirement and welfare plan services, including guidance on plan issues, legislation updates and the application of the Affordable Care Act.

 Karen has provided retirement and welfare plan compliance and related benefits services to clients for more than 25 years. She is the direct supervisor of employee benefit plan audits for qualified plans, and a frequent speaker on benefit-related topics.

 Karen is a certified public accountant (CPA) and qualified pension administrator (QPA), and regularly contributes to a variety of professional and trade publications.  

Service Areas

Employee Benefit Consulting

Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Retirement Consulting

Qualified & Non-Qualified Corporate Retirement Plans


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Illinois CPA Society

ASPPA (Part of the American Retirement Association)

Illinois Government Finance Officers Association

Illinois Public Pension Fund Association


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, North Central College


1415 W. Diehl Road

Suite 400

Naperville, IL 60563

 P: 630.566.8519

F: 630.499.8686




Reliance One is a Certified MBE Staffing Firm based out of Auburn Hills, MI – recognized by the MMSDC / CMSDC / DFWMSD. Reliance One, Inc. has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top 20 Largest Staffing-Service Companies and the Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies within the State of Michigan. 

Our office in Lisle, IL opened back in March 2015 and has grown to support many companies within the area. Outside of being an MBE, our key advantage is something that comes to a surprise to most; Being fairly new to the Chicago area has allowed us to have a very large talent pool and provide instant value to our clients. Our ability to source from your direct competitors, locally & nationally, leads to immediate results during a time when the labor market is tighter than ever.

 Recruiting Services to fit YOUR Specific needs

  • Permanent (Direct Hire) Professionals
  • Contract and Contract to Direct
  • Payroll Services


  • Information Technology
  • Medical
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive  
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Accounting & Finance


This activity, has been approved for 1 (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  Please be sure to note the activity ID number on your recertification application form.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit




$0.00 Member Ticket

$25.00 Non-member (advance registration)

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