About Jude and Oceans of Opportunities:

Jude_Williams_2017-01-17_01.jpgJude Williams was awarded the Senior Professional in Human Resources, (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resources in 2000. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business Education from the University of Illinois and has completed coursework towards her Masters in Organization Development. Jude has over 20 years working in all general areas of human resources which has given her a deep understanding of how organizations can rise or fall based on how well strategic and tactical human resource goals are developed and achieved.  As a Human Resource Consultant for various public and private entities she has advised business owners and management on the development of human resource policies and procedures, employee handbook verbiage and appropriate job descriptions and workflow process changes that led to a 30% reduction in turnover.

She has conducted over 50 compensation and classification studies and FLSA audits of exempt and non-exempt positions for the public sector and over 20 for the private sector.  She has mentored, taught and coached other Human Resource professionals.  Jude recognizes Human Resource needs within all sizes and types of organizations and assists in implementing the appropriate level of human resource functions within growing organizations.  She consistently helps business owners find the right balance between employment law compliance and financial and overall business success.

Oceans of Opportunities, a virtual Human Resource Consulting firm was started in Iowa in 2000.  In 2004, it relocated to the Phoenix area but was somewhat dormant until 2010 when need for Human Resource services of small and mid-sized businesses increased.  Now, nearing 140 clients, Oceans of Opportunities is looking forward to the new year and even more growth.

Visit Oceans Profile on the Mesa Chamber of Commerce Website

2017 Podcast Sponsor:

The Mesa Chamber of Commerce would like to thank 2017 Podcast sponsor Tennison Investments.

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MarkDonnigan.jpgEpisode Sponsor and Interviewee:

Mark Donnigan is a 20 year veteran of business and sales development including traditional and digital marketing. His company SEO Ranker Agency was founded to help local business owners improve their customer flow and sales pipelines using free traffic from Google to their websites. With a formal education in computer science and music, Mark brings a unique perspective to online marketing and sales development. He’s consulted and worked for companies of all sizes including one sold to Google and another sold to walmart. As Google has made rapid advancements in the areas of artificial intelligence, SEO Ranker Agency recognized a need to combine traffic, content and website conversion optimization into a easy to buy service for local businesses. This innovative solution is called the SEO Ranker Brand Authority Service and it carries with it the ability to improve website traffic by up to 3x or more. SEO Ranker Agency is more than a digital marketing agency, they are a profit creation engine for small businesses looking to better compete in their local market.

2017 Podcast Sponsor:

The Mesa Chamber of Commerce would like to thank 2017 Podcast sponsor Tennison Investments.

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Guest: Erik James

Business: Active Bodies

The Mesa Chamber of Commerce welcomes Erik James  from Active Bodies on this episode of the Mesa Chamber Podcast sponsored by Tennison Investments. Erik joins us in the studio for a test run of our new setup, talking about the importance of activity in one’s daily regimen and giving some tips on the best ways to approach the Holidays.

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