Today is National Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Did you know the average military family loses $180,000 of potential income over the course of a 20-year military career? We believe creating a professional environment in which highly qualified, professional communicators — who also happen to be military spouses — can thrive is the best way to say, “Thank you for your family’s service.”

We’ve proudly employed more than a dozen military spouses representing Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and even the Space Force families. Learn why we’re committed to making a difference.

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What do member-forward magazines, wearable cooperation and an innovative website design have in common? Each of these pioneering ideas is in the spotlight!

The Council of Rural Electric Communicators announced the winners of the Spotlight on Excellence Awards in April. Several Pioneer members and friends won top honors. Congratulations to all of the winners!

We profile three 2020 Spotlight award-winning projects on our blog, including work from Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative, Hawaii, South Alabama Electric Cooperative, Alabama, and the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives, Oklahoma. Read on to hear from these award winners and see examples of their work!

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Chemists create bonds, pairing unique strengths and qualities to yield something impactful. As a communications cooperative, we do the same.

Over the last year Pioneer’s team has built stronger bonds between our new and established family of service partners. By blending our unique storytelling strengths and services, we’re developing a formula to elevate utility communications and services nationally.

Join Pioneer Utility Resources’ Annual Meeting Tuesday, May 4, at 10 a.m. PT. Our theme, Good Chemistry Together, celebrates our co-op’s growth during a challenging year. Read the full blog post to learn what to expect at the meeting and RSVP to join us online.

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April 16 marks the 2,000th issue of Clearing Up, NewsData’s greater Pacific Northwest energy news report. Each week thousands of subscribers receive knowledgeable, objective, accurate reporting on regional electric and natural gas issues.

Learn about this milestone and why independent, trusted energy industry reporting matters on our blog.

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Pioneer and WordSouth love helping launch and grow fiber brands so much that we wanted to spotlight our recent work for a cooperative’s new broadband division: Dam Internet. Learn how the Dam concept was developed and see a series of ads for the fiber provider’s services on our blog:

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Pioneer Utility Resources closed on the deal to acquire ARC Media on March 31, 2020 — just weeks after the COVID-19 cancellations and closures spread around the country. Even without the pandemic, it would have been an eventful year for the talented teams at ARC and Pioneer as we worked to integrate the staff, workflows and offerings across our new organization. 

One year later, staff share six ways we are combining strengths to #ReachtheARC. Go to our blog to discover how we’re learning from each other, delivering more client support, creating more content and finding new ways to serve our public power and telco community.

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