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Communications – Illinois Country Living

Communication has always been a key principle of cooperative businesses. Members own the cooperative business and they need to understand the issues, problems and opportunities faced by their co-op.

Today, as the nation faces future energy supply issues and looks towards renewable and alternative power sources, it’s more important than ever that co-op members stay informed of how these changes to the energy landscape may affect their cooperative.

To assist co-ops, the AIEC Communications Department provides graphics, editorial, photography, printing, newsletter, news release, outage communication, marketing, public relations, video, and Internet communications services. The department is also responsible for the Touchstone Energy brand program in Illinois and Illinois Country Living magazine, the largest circulation monthly publication in downstate Illinois.

  • Valerie Cheatham

    Vice President of Communications/Editor, Illinois Country Living

  • Colten Bradford
    Colten Bradford

    Assistant Editor, Illinois Country Living

  • Brandy Riley

    Manager of PR/Business Development and Graphics

Video Production

For more than 20 years, the AIEC video department has been instrumental in developing marketing materials, promotional and instructional audio-visual programming, anniversary videos and annual meeting support for our member cooperatives.

This award-winning department has created public service announcements, television commercials, training videos and corporate image programs for numerous member cooperatives and other corporate clients.

Utilizing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production equipment, the AIEC video department can help you develop a creative solution for your audio-visual and multi-media needs. The department is also able to assist you with PowerPoint presentations, A/V equipment rentals, and video-projection and documentation of meetings and seminars. Video duplication services are also available.

Paul Dow, Coordinator of Video Productions, has more than twenty-five years experience as a Producer/Director, Scriptwriter, Video Photographer and Editor.

Illinois Country Living Magazine

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