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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.


noon Group Activities
golf or photo safari

2:30 p.m. Exhibitor setup in ballroom

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

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

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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the Chattanoogan
1201 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
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(423) 756-3400
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the Chattanoogan
1201 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
+ Google Map
(423) 756-3400
View Venue Website