January 10, 2014

In This Issue

Meetings and Events

MTA Updates

>> MTA Event Planning Committee Looking for an Associate Member

>> 2014 MTA Convention Sponsor & Exhibiting Opportunities Are Still Available!

>> MTA Peer Group 2014 Investment Opportunities Are Now Available

>> Telco Marketing Group Winter Meeting

>> Most Must Post OSHA 300A Summary Feb 1 - April 30

People and Companies

MTA Staff

MTA President/CEO:
Brent Christensen
Team Leader:

Jacquie Durant
Event Planners:
Julie Cygan
Carissa Wolf
Member Services:
Chris Swanson
Janey Duntley
Administrative Assistant:
Marsha Truskolaski

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Meetings and Events

February 19-21, 2014: 2014 Telco Marketing Peer Group Winter Meeting

February 26-27, 2014: 2014 Administrative Assistant Peer Group Winter Conference

March 24-26, 2014: MTA Annual Convention & Trade Show

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MTA Updates


MTA Event Planning Committee Looking for an Associate Member

The MTA’s Event Planning Committee has an opening for an Associate Member. The Committee is composed of Active Members and Associate Members. The Committee is responsible for planning the Annual Convention/Trade Show and the Fall Conference.

Any employee of an MTA Associate Member Company is eligible to participate on the Committee. Committee members are expected to:

  1. Assist in the planning of the Annual Convention/Trade Show.
  2. Participate in Committee meetings, the majority of which need to be conducted in person.
  3. Attend both the Annual Convention/Trade Show and the Fall Conference.
  4. Assist, where needed, with both events.

For questions, or to submit your name for consideration, please contact MTA President/CEO Brent Christensen at bchristensen@mnta.org or 651-288-3723. Submissions are due no later than February 1, 2014, not March 1 as previously announced.


2014 MTA Convention Sponsor & Exhibiting Opportunities Are Still Available!

March 24-26, 2014
Hyatt Regency and Millennium Hotel, Minneapolis


Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and network with more than 1,200 professionals from throughout the Upper Midwest.

The MTA Annual Convention has continued to be the largest state telecommunications association Convention in the nation. The Convention is a great way to get your message out to this group.

The Minnesota Telecom Alliance is a trade association that advocates and represents the interests of more than 80 small, medium and large telecommunications providers that provide advanced telecommunications services like voice, data, wireless video, and high-speed Internet access to Minnesota’s metropolitan and rural communities. In 2008, the MTA merged with the Minnesota Association of Rural Telecommunications (MART) making it even stronger and our Convention an even more significant event. It is a "do-not-miss" opportunity to showcase your company, products and services.

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Peer Group Bulletin
All MTA members are welcome to join a Peer Group

MTA Peer Group 2014 Investment Opportunities Are Now Available!

MTA’s core purpose is to enhance the success and viability of its telecommunications industry members. You are an important part of helping us fulfill this mission. Here is your opportunity to maximize the impact of your event sponsorships for 2014.

Sponsor a Peer Group: Download the PDF or Sign Up Online!

Telco Marketing Group Winter Meeting


Would you like to be added to a Peer Group listserv?
Email Jacquie at jacquied@mnta.org to be added – please specify which listserv(s) you would like to join:

Administrative Assistant (AA)
Customer Service (CSR)
Office Managers (OM)
Human Resource (HR)
Plant Superintendents (PM)
Telco Marketing (TMG)

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Safety Corner

Most Must Post OSHA 300A Summary Feb. 1 - April 30

Just a reminder as February 1 is fast approaching, that if you employed more than ten people at any time during 2013, you must post a summary (OSHA Form 300A) of your 2013 OSHA recordkeeping log, from February 1 - April 30, 2014, even if you didn’t have any injuries to log.

On the summary form, list total number of injury and illness cases, days away from work, days of restrictions or job transfers, and types of injuries and illnesses which occurred in 2013 and were recorded on the log. Be sure to include the date and establishment information in the appropriate spots. If you had no injuries or illnesses, you’re still required to post the form, with zeroes on the total line.

You must post a copy of the OSHA Form 300A in each establishment in a conspicuous place or places where notices to employees are customarily posted. You must ensure that the posted annual summary is not altered, defaced or covered by other material.

The summary must be certified by a company executive and posted in a common area where you typically display notices to employees. For details about recordkeeping requirements, see www.dli.mn.gov/OSHA/Recordkeeping.asp

The following link provides helpful information to answer some of our questions regarding OSHA recordkeeping: Ten tips to improve your OSHA log.

If we can be of any help to you in completing your OSHA recordkeeping log or if you have any questions pertaining to the MTA Safety Program, please feel free to contact me at dberg@mnta.org.

Take Care,

Dan Berg, M.S.
MTA Lead Safety Consultant

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