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  • A Power-ful Selfie

    Lots of folks were eager to pose for a picture with “Power,” which helped Tri-State G&T win this year’s Chesnutt Award. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Earn the Shirt

    Not everyone gets the blue T-shirt. Only Certified Cooperative Communicators earn the right to wear it, as these CCCs did at CONNECT ’16. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Hail and Farewell

    At the closing general session, tribute was paid to Jim Bausell, NRECA senior vice president for communications, who will retire later this year. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Winning Entry

    Utah’s Garkane Energy was among those lucky enough to take home a Spotlight on Excellence Award at CONNECT ’16. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Touchstone Energy

    Mary McLaury, Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives COO, spoke of the value of the brand and also presented the Brand Champion Awards. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Did You Hear the One About…

    Comedian Don McMillan is a former electrical engineer who might be the only comedian to use a PowerPoint. He closed out CONNECT ’16. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Spotlight on Excellence

    The Spotlight on Excellence celebration and welcome reception was a great way to get CONNECT ’16 started. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • History Lesson

    Ted Case, Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association executive director and author of Power Plays, explained how presidents have impacted electric co-ops. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)
  • Until We Meet Again

    The Touchstone Energy reception closed out CONNECT ’16. Save the date for CONNECT ’17, which will be May 2-5 in Tampa, Fla. (Photo By: Alexis Matsui)

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