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NIPCO, Corn Belt Power Collaborate at October Retreat

Corn Belt Power and NIPCO held a joint meeting for energy advisors and communicators in Storm Lake Oct. 10-11. Touchstone Energy® national staff were on hand – both in person and virtually - to host a Member Engagement Summit. At the summit Scott Bialick, Touchstone Energy, presented on the following:

  • Energy efficiency resources

  • Touchstone Energy’s history and mission

  • Cooperative Web Builder

  • National surveys

  • New advertising materials

  • Social media resources

  • Member action plans

  • Community engagement

The group also used the meeting to discuss the joint five-year energy study. The study, managed by Guernsey, a third-party consultant, is conducted every five years to ensure cooperative rebates are at the right levels. NIPCO, CBPC and L&O all take part in the study. The group also discussed heat rate promotion and other issues facing electric cooperatives.

Photo of Scott Bialick presenting to a room of conference attendees.
Scott Bialick, Senior Program Manager, Strategic Relationships for Touchstone Energy presents brand resources to assist electric co-ops with member engagement.

This is the first time NIPCO co-ops have been included in the event, conducted annually by Corn Belt Power.

“As Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, it is beneficial to conduct regular educational sessions about the brand and its materials,” said Angela Catton, NIPCO Manager of Member Relations & Development. “We were excited for the invitation from the Corn Belt Power family of cooperatives to learn more about Touchstone Energy brand resources jointly and to collaborate on other impactful cooperative programs and best practices.”

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