Vendor Members

Vendor member program

The MREA vendor member program provides advertising and marketing opportunities along with conferences, trade shows and events for vendors to network with electric co-op employees.  Membership is annual, beginning January 1.

Connect

Build relationships with electric co-op employees and watch your bottom-line grow.

Advertise  

Bring brand awareness around your business. Receive advertising discounts and marketing support.

Sponsor & exhibit  

Sponsor MREA conferences, present, and exhibit at 12 utility trade shows.

Vendor membership first-time enrollment

Online

Select a membership level and enroll online below. If automatic renewal is selected, payment will be applied to your credit card annually on January 1.

By mail

To enroll or renew by mail, download our vendor member packet to get the form and view advertising opportunities.

Download vendor member packet

Membership levels

  • Platinum membership

    Platinum level member benefits ($4,000 annual fee)
    One Annual Meeting AV sponsorship ($2,500 value)
    Annual event giveaway for membership meetings with vendor logo at vendor cost
    50% off advertising in MREA Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide ($265 – $1,675 value)
    Six MREA Report ads per year ($900 value)
    One free enhanced listing on the Minnesota Utility Marketplace ($399 value)
    Connect with members on MREA’s online community. Vendors can create a personal profile on www.mrea.coop
    Ten MREA Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guides ($300 value)
    Attend trade shows including booth, attendee roster, refreshments and three (2-minute) product and service presentation opportunities before three trade shows.
    April CEO Dinner sponsorship for platinum and gold members only. (Cost: $500, includes three vendor attendees)

    Enroll Online

  • Gold membership

    Gold level member benefits ($1,750 annual fee)
    One REMA meeting sponsorship (Select any $600 REMA sponsorship)
    Promotional meeting give-a-way with your logo at vendor cost (select up to 3 meetings)
    40% off advertising in MREA Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide ($212 – $1,339 value)
    Three MREA Report ads per year ($450 value)
    Connect with members on MREA’s online community. Vendors can create a personal profile on www.mrea.coop
    Free golf/clay outings at the CEO and Line Superintendent Conferences
    Ten MREA Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guides ($300 value)
    Attend trade shows including booth, attendee roster, refreshments and three (2-minute) product and service presentation opportunities before three trade shows.
    April CEO Dinner sponsorship for platinum and gold members only. (Cost: $500, includes three vendor attendees)

    Enroll Online

  • Silver membership

    Silver level member benefits ($850 annual fee)
    One REMA meeting sponsorship (Select any $600 REMA sponsorship)
    30% off advertising in MREA Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide ($158 – $1,004 value)
    One free ad in the MREA Report ($150 value)
    Connect with members on MREA’s online community. Vendors can create a personal profile on www.mrea.coop
    Five MREA Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guides
    Attend trade shows including booth, attendee roster, refreshments and three (2-minute) product and service presentation opportunities before three trade shows.

    Enroll Online

  • Trade membership

    Trade level member benefits ($500 annual fee)
    Sponsorship opportunities and golf outings with decision-makers
    20% off advertising in MREA Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide ($106 – $670 value)
    Targeted ads in the MREA Report (vendor member cost: $150.00)
    Connect with members on MREA’s online community. Vendors can create a personal profile on www.mrea.coop
    Free listing on the minnesotautilitymarketplace.com with an opportunity to enhance and purchase featured listing or banner ad
    Two free MREA Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide
    Attend trade shows including booth, attendee roster, refreshments and three (2-minute) product and service presentation opportunities before three trade shows.

    Enroll Online


Vendor membership renewal instructions

To renew online, the main MREA account holder must log in and follow the steps below: 

  1. Select ‘manage profile’ 
  2. Select ‘invoicing, payments & history’
  3. Select ‘membership’

Advertise

MREA Report

The MREA Report features industry news, vendor articles, event updates and member stories and is distributed to 3,500 members, vendor members and affiliated organizations.
Ad size: 2.75”x2.125”
Click here: MREA Report advertising order
Platinum, Gold and Silver members receive up to six free ads.

MREA Directory & Buyer’s Guide

The annual MREA Directory & Buyer’s guide lists each Minnesota cooperative with contact information for key staff and directors, and affiliated industry organizations. Our members and vendors keep the directory close at hand, on their desk or in the truck. MREA provides an electronic version to co-op members and enrolled vendor members.
Download MREA Directory & Buyer’s Guide advertising order form

Minnesota Utility Marketplace

This website features 1,000 plus utility vendor listings who serve Minnesota’s electric cooperatives and other utilities across the state. Get listed today.


Sponsor and exhibit

Meet decision-makers, generate awareness of your products and services, and increase sales. MREA offers sponsorship opportunities at conferences targeted to each one of our co-op audiences.

Vendor members are invited to participate in 12 trade shows and events. Register for MREA trade shows

MREA event audiences

In addition to electric cooperative CEOs, general managers, and board directors, our audience includes employees from these departments: government affairs, economic development, IT, purchasing, engineering, operations, finance, human resources, communications, member services, electrical line technicians. 

Sponsor benefits

  • MREA sponsorships provide brand awareness while supporting electric cooperative events. 
  • Company logo featured in conference brochures and MREA’s mobile event app at REMA events and large meetings 
  • A thank you from the podium at meetings
  • Sponsor signage
  • Complimentary registrations based on sponsorship type. 
  • MREA annual meeting and Energy Issues Summit sponsors receive recognition in the MREA Report and on MREA’s website 

Sponsor opportunities

Most MREA events have a sponsorship opportunity with the most significant events listed below. 

REMA Member Service Conference
MREA Line worker Training Conference
REMA Line Superintendents Winter Conferences
MREA Annual Meeting
REMA CEO Dinner
REMA Finance Manager Spring Conference
Safety and Loss Control Conference