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A new season for giving

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Posted on Mar 26, 2024 in From the Editor

Now that it’s April, it’s safe to say that spring is officially here. Many see spring as a time for renewal — and a good time to deep clean your house. As we move into a new season, it could be an opportunity to give back to others in your community. Thanksgiving and Christmas are… Continue reading.

The second sunday in February

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Posted on Feb 01, 2024 in From the Editor

When many people think of February, they think of Valentine’s Day. In my house, we think of a particular football championship game that, for legal reasons, I can’t name. You know the one. The “big game” is a national holiday for my husband, our friends, and me. Since we have lived in Indianapolis, we have… Continue reading.

The people are the story

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Posted on Dec 28, 2023 in From the Editor

I’m Britt Davis, and I am the new editor for Indiana Connection. I’m excited to step into this role and honor the legacy of the editors who came before me.  I’ve spent most of my career as the editor of a group of regional construction magazines that cover the United States. Through that position, I… Continue reading.

The people are the story

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Posted on Dec 22, 2023 in From the Editor

I’m Britt Davis, and I am the new editor for Indiana Connection. I’m excited to step into this role and honor the legacy of the editors who came before me. I’ve spent most of my career as the editor of a group of regional construction magazines that cover the United States. Through that position, I… Continue reading.

Meet the Team: Mandy Barth

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Posted on Aug 30, 2023 in From the Editor, Newton County REMC

The final member of the Indiana Connection team to highlight is Mandy Barth, the vice president of communication at Indiana Electric Cooperatives, the publisher of the magazine. Her essential leadership provides the glue that binds the whole team together. Here’s more about her: As vice president of communication, it is my pleasure to work alongside… Continue reading.

Meet the team: Amber Knight

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Posted on Aug 04, 2023 in From the Editor

By Stephanie Groves Amber Knight is the creative manager of Indiana Electric Cooperatives and is a crucial component of the Indiana Connection team. She oversees the entire design of the magazine, including the cover, and has an unmatched eye for detail. Here’s more about her:    As creative manager, I ensure brand consistency and design… Continue reading.

Meet the team: Lauren Carman

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Posted on May 26, 2023 in From the Editor

By Stephanie Groves Lauren Carman, Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ communication manager, has been with IEC for over two years and is vital to the magazine; one reason is that she sets deadlines for the year to keep us on track. Here’s more about her:   In my role, I get to do a little bit of… Continue reading.

Meet the Team: Richard Biever

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Posted on Apr 25, 2023 in From the Editor

By Stephanie Groves Senior Editor Richard Biever is a rare talent and the lifeblood of Indiana Connection magazine. Here’s more about him, in his own wonderful words.   My role at Indiana Connection is to tell the stories of Indiana’s electric cooperatives and their consumers. As senior editor, I generally write and photograph most of… Continue reading.

Meet the team: Kiley Lipps

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Posted on Apr 03, 2023 in From the Editor

By Stephanie Groves This month it is my pleasure to introduce you to Kiley Lipps, a graphic designer and photographer who is an integral part of our team. Kiley freelanced for Indiana Electric Cooperatives for six years before joining the staff full-time this past June. I asked her to share a little about herself and… Continue reading.

Meet the team: Holly Huffman

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Posted on Feb 23, 2023 in From the Editor

By Stephanie Groves I’m new to the Indiana Connection team, so I recently met everyone on staff who works to produce the magazine each month — and I thought you might enjoy getting to know a bit about them, too. Over the next few issues, you’ll learn more about each person, their role and why… Continue reading.

Hi, my name is Stephanie Groves.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2023 in From the Editor

I am thrilled and humbled to be stepping into the editor role at Indiana Connection, succeeding the inimitable Emily Schilling. I am grateful to everyone at Indiana Electric Cooperatives for this opportunity, and I’m also extremely nervous. Have you ever felt that way when you started a new role or job? Emily Schilling is someone… Continue reading.

Saying goodbye

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Posted on Dec 28, 2022 in From the Editor

Thirty-nine years ago, I began a journey that ended up defining my lifetime. Just a couple of years out of college, I was hired to write a history book about rural electrification in Indiana and work on a tabloid newspaper called Electric Consumer. I never would have imagined back then that I would make a… Continue reading.

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