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10/8/2019 to 10/9/2019
When: October 8-9, 2019
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Where: The Courtyard by Marriott
404 W St Germain Street
St Cloud, Minnesota  56304
United States
Contact: Karen Miller

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Communicator Network
October 8-9, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott, St. Cloud MN

Who Should Attend

Utility employees with public relations, journalism, digital content management, social media, and brand management responsibilities. CEOs and member service representatives will also benefit from attending the workshop.


Draft Agenda

Day One – Tuesday, October 8


8:00                  Registration

8:30                  Introductions, icebreakers & housekeeping 

8:45                  MREA government affairs outlook - time tbd

9:30                  Communication plans for campaigns and social media - Amanda Groethe, Fuller Communications

10:30                Break

10:45                Communication plans for campaigns and social media (continued)

12:00                Lunch
1:00 – 1:30        MREA communications initiative and update on Arc Media Facebook, Krista Benjamin, MREA director of education and communication
1:30 – 2:30       Internal Communication Session - Doralisa Eatherton, CBAP® principle business analyst & IT, Great River Energy and

Ty Houglum, IT manager, East Central Energy

2:30 – 4:30        Analytics presentation, Steve Slater, SEO specialist, Health Partners

                        (Bring a laptop for this hands-on analytics dashboard session.)

4:30                 Adjourn


Dinner on your own


Day Two – Wednesday, October 9


8:00                  Session resumes with continental breakfast

8:30 – 10:00     The new rules of reputation management, Molly McPherson        

10:15                Break

10:15-11:45      Communicators round table

Discussion topics to be determined (bring topics and samples to share)


11:45 – 12:00   Evaluations and adjournment

Member cost: $269
Non member cost: $329


Courtyard by Marriott

404 W St. Germain Street
St. Cloud, MN 56304
Select this link to reserve a room online or call 320-654-1661 ask for Kaytlin Casey or Katie Graham-Walton

If you experience any issues with making a reservation please reach out to: Kaytlin Casey at:


Guests attending an event at the Courtyard Marriott St. Cloud should enter under the Courtyard Marriott awning and pull a BLUE ticket to raise the gate. Once in, park anywhere and bring the ticket into the hotel for validation at the Front Desk at no additional charge.

Guests who enter the city entrance and pull a WHITE ticket will be charged for parking through the City of St. Cloud.

Overnight hotel guests will be charged for parking on their sleeping room invoice. This is a flat fee per day per car of $4.51.

Download parking info here

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