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We are a communications co-op for all consumer-owned utilities (municipals, public power and electric cooperatives). Since 1954, our members have pooled resources to create powerful (and affordable) communications tools, including magazines, reports, calendars, directories, social media support, websites and more.
With members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, California, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, Florida and Hawaii, odds are you already have seen Ruralite Services in action. We would love to work with you!
Mark and other energy efficiency champions were honored with 2018 Leadership in Energy Efficiency Awards. The regional awards recognize individuals and teams for outstanding collaboration, innovative solutions and significant contributions to advancing energy efficiency in the Northwest.Read On
When a measure to deregulate the electricity system in Nevada was proposed, Wells Rural Electric Co. knew it had to connect with its members. According to Brandon Pomrenke, assistant editor for Ruralite, “Wells Rural Electric Co. took it a step further and used its magazine, social media and other platforms to address its concern about the Energy Choice Initiative.” Magazine Content WREC was just one of many businesses and organizations urging No on Question 3. Full-page testimonials were published from other organizations, such as AARP and the Nevada Mining Association. Clay Fitch, CEO of WREC, used the back page of the utility’s monthly Ruralite magazine to present its position and urge members to vote. Full pages emphasized the impact of the upcoming choice. Using the pages of Ruralite’s November issue was imperative to getting the message out. “It’s great to see our members making the most of their pages in Ruralite,” says Pomrenke. Social Media Content In addition to print, WREC promoted the campaign across its social media channels....Read On
“As a one-person department with many different responsibilities I could not produce a member letter on my own. Ruralite does it monthly, preparing a high-quality, informative magazine for our members. I appreciate the years of consistent communication with our members, and the professionally produced member brochures.”
– Lynn Culp, Surprise Valley Electric, California
“Having Ruralite as our communications partner means I can rely on them to consistently produce a quality publication that is interesting and informative to our members.”
Sabrina Owens, Escambia River Electric, Florida
“Through our stories, our members get to know us and through our magazine’s presence in their homes, we become part of the family.”
– Meera Kohler, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Alaska
“From story ideas to layout, Ruralite alleviates the stress of putting out a quality publication that our customers enjoy. We don’t have a big staff, so our time is precious. Working with Ruralite allows us to use our time productively; their staff is always there to support us.”
Theresa Phillips, Lassen Municipal Utility District, California
“Ruralite has helped reduce the amount of time that Canby Utility management spends working on the design, material and layout while improving the readers’ interest in our newsletter.”
– Sue Arthur, Canby Utility, Oregon
“Forget about what an economical tool Ruralite is in our communications toolbox. Forget about how each year the surveys show incredibly high readership. Ruralite magazine works because it strikes a chord with our membership. They identify with it and that strengthens our relationship with our members.”
– Bob Pierce, Clearwater Power Co., Idaho
“Ruralite does an excellent job of presenting interesting stories and current information. It gives the readers a chance to connect with other cooperative members in a friendly platform. Ruralite means I can feel confident that my members are getting quality, knowledgeable industry information.”
– Charlotte Bouta, Columbia REA, Washington
“Having a support system like yours in place makes a huge difference in what we can offer to our members.”
– Christina Sawyer, Mt. Wheeler Power, Nevada
“Without exception, the staff is responsive, punctual, creative and professional.”
– Todd Munsey, Douglas Electric, Oregon