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TennComm – Marketing, Communications and Member Service Conference

April 18, 2017 - April 21, 2017

The 2017 TennComm Conference will be held on April 18 – 21 at the Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga.

Each year, this event provides an opportunity for co-op communicators, marketing and member service professionals, energy advisers and economic developers to learn from thought leaders and network with peers.

Topics include:

eScore and other TVA programs
Video and photography
Rate design

Key messages
Graphic design
Economic development
Member service


The Chattanoogan

1201 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402 | (423) 756-3400

TECA has a block of rooms reserved from Monday, April 18 through Saturday, April 22. The room rate is $149/night.


Tuesday, April 18

noon Group Activities
golf or photo safari

2:30 p.m. Exhibitor setup in ballroom

Wednesday, April 19

7:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
Breakfast buffet in the main hotel restaurant and registration at the Walker Foyer

8:00 a.m. Welcome
Todd Blocker, TECA

8:05 a.m. From My Desk…
Dave Cross, CEO of Plateau Electric Cooperative; Chris Jones, President of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation; and Mike Partin. President & CEO of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative discuss the role of marketing and communications in the bigger picture at their co-op.

9:00 a.m. Broadband – Connecting Rural Tennessee
Communicating broadband to our membership. Mike Knotts, TECA and David Lewis – Blue Ridge EMC

10:00 a.m. Break
Snacks and discussion in the ballroom. Deadline to turn in note card suggestions for round table discussions

10:15 a.m. Gatlinburg – After the fire
TEMA & Sevier County Electric officials discuss the response and recovery efforts following November 2016’s massive wildfire.

11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
General concepts and trends in graphic design, Ron Bell, TECA
Key accounts – the glue to the industrial member, Mike Partin, Sequachee Valley EC

12:15 p.m. Lunch and “What’s on your plate” co-op mini group discussion

1:30 p.m. Round Table Discussions
Six topics will be chosen from among topics submitted by attendees. Pick three for a 20 minute discussion.

2:30 p.m. Break
Snacks and networking in the ballroom.

2:45 p.m. Tennessee Electric Co-op Day of Service
Vanessa Clayborn, Meriwether Lewis EC, and Trent Scott, TECA

3:45 p.m. Visits with Sponsors and Exhibitors

6:15 p.m. Group Dinner

Thursday, April 20

7:30 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m. Tour of the TVA Operations Center

9:30 a.m. TVA Updates on eScore and Energy Efficiency

10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Your other office – making the most of your co-op website

11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Video tips and tricks, Greg Brooks
Avoiding burnout

Noon Lunch with Exhibitors

1:15 p.m. Surviving an Active Shooter
TBI and Homeland Security discuss an unpleasant, but important topic

2:15 p.m. Break
Snacks and networking in the ballroom.

2:30 p.m. Generations in the Workplace
Melissa Halsell with TVA provides tips on working with people who are not like you

3:45 p.m. Updates from TECA and The Tennessee Magazine

5:00 p.m. Reception with Exhibitors and Door Prizes

Friday, April 21

7:00 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsored by Tennessee ACRE

8:00 a.m. Business Meeting
Member co-ops only, please

8:45 a.m. Guest Speaker

10:30 a.m. Door Prizes and Adjourn


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Co-op Employees

TECA invites your organization to be a part of our 2017 TennComm Conference.


Features: You will receive exhibit space, listing as a co-sponsor of the social hour and invitation to attend all meals and offsite activities. This package also includes your company name and logo on the program and recognition during all events.

Fee: $550 for two attendees for the entire conference. Additional attendees are $85.


Features: Attendees are welcome to participate in all sessions, meals and offsite activities. This package also includes your company name on the program and recognition during all events.

Fee: $250 for one attendee for the entire conference.


the Chattanoogan
1201 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
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(423) 756-3400