By Linda Nyberg, CCC, Communications & Marketing Specialist Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc.  


The year is a quarter gone, and my New Year’s resolutions have long been forgotten. But spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. What a better way to celebrate spring than to go to the 2015 CONNECT Conference? Join me in Minneapolis, May 13 through the 15 to be rejuvenated!

Better yet, come on May 12 and attend a pre-conference workshop. Want to learn InDesign, or just hone your skills? Would you like to improve your presentation skills or get some storytelling training? How about learning to take a better picture with your cell phone. Or perhaps you would like to jump start your media strategy, your Co-op Web Builder Design skills, or your Co-op Connections Card Program. Well, we’ve got you covered.

As part of the CONNECT Conference Planning Committee, I would like to assure you that we listened to your feedback about last year’s incredible CONNECT Conference in San Antonio. As always, there will be some great speakers, but there will also be more time for networking, bigger spaces to gather in, Spotlight sessions to learn from the winners, more repeats of sessions so you won’t miss anything, and an enhanced app with many new features that will help guide you through the conference.

While you are in Minneapolis, don’t forget to take some time to see the sights. There are some great hiking trails and outdoor spaces. Go see a baseball game, do some shopping, or relax with friends and enjoy a fine meal at one of the many downtown restaurants.

Whether you are in member services, communications or marketing, you will find many valuable sessions that will teach you some new skills to rejuvenate and enthuse your career. And along the way you’ll make some new friends and see some old friends.

Please join the CCC Breakfast Session on Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Share your CCC experience and insight with some fellow cooperative employees who are interested in getting their CCC. While you are there, don’t forget to sign up to be a mentor.

Well, what are you waiting for? Go to and register today. I can’t wait to see you there!