Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces Speakers for the Small Business Success Summit

Aureon to be a Silver Sponsor of this Inaugural Event

Aureon, a business solutions provider, announced they will have two of their human resources and talent recruitment experts speaking at the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Small Business Success Summit on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa. 

The Small Business Success Summit will inform, educate, and inspire business owners in Greater Des Moines (DSM). Attendees can choose to participate in four breakout sessions with over 18 topics to choose from, spanning financial, marketing, and sales strategies to HR, employee engagement, and recruiting.

Sarah Charlier, Manager-Administrative HR Operations, Aureon HR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, will conduct a session about the basic tools and resources all employers should have for legal compliance and basic HR management. 

Sarah Charlier has worked in the Human Resources field for 16 years, primarily with Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs). Serving organizations in both the nonprofit and for-profit sector, Sarah has spent her career guiding small business owners and managers through complex employee relations matters, talent management and development processes, and employment regulation compliance.

Kate Risa, Human Resources Business Partner, Aureon HR, will discuss what it takes to attract and retain employees and community members. Companies and communities need their talent and energy to compete in a global economy. 

Kate Risa has been with Aureon as a Human Resources Business Partner since 2012 in Aureon’s Senior Living business unit. She has over a decade of human resources experience in a variety of industries and specializations ranging from employee relations, recruiting, and benefits, to training and employment law compliance. She is nationally certified in human resources practices by the Society for Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute.

The Small Business Success Summit is part of Aureon’s ongoing commitment to support small businesses in Iowa. For more information about the event or to register, please visit

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership (

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce and more than 6,000 Regional Business Members, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes Des Moines as the best place to build a business, a career and a future.

About Aureon (

Aureon is a business solutions provider who connects possibilities to productivity by providing unique and scalable business support services for organizations — small and large. Serving clients nationally with a presence in 48 states, Aureon offers a comprehensive suite of support services, with a focus on HR, Technology, Contact Center, and Consulting services. Aureon’s unique combination of talent, technology, and tools enable clients to focus on their core business. For more information, visit

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Cyndi Harmeyer Fisher
Vice President of Corporate Communications



October 18, 2017

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