Chuck Grothaus
Chuck knows the business aspects of message development - how to tell meaningful business stories to external audiences. He’s a terrific corporate representative.
— Rob Clark, vice president of global communications, Medtronic

Chuck Grothaus launched C2 Communications in 2012 to help organizations enhance their reputations and build their brands through creative internal and external communications. Since that time, he has helped many companies and nonprofits achieve their communication goals.

Chuck has more than two decades of communications expertise, helping organizations of all sizes grow awareness and manage reputation with careful analysis and a thoughtful approach. His background includes work at Gateway, where he managed consumer media relations and public relations for the company’s 180 U.S.-based Gateway Country Stores. At ADC Telecommunications he managed corporate communication, media relations, and internal communications. When he worked at medical device maker Medtronic, Chuck directed corporate public relations, working with national and international news media to position Medtronic’s innovation story. At UnitedHealth Group’s fast-moving Optum health services business, Chuck managed merger/acquisition communication and played a leadership role in the launch of the new Optum brand (June 2011).

Cheri Grothaus
Cheri is a respected leader with a unique set of skills that make her a valuable asset... she is extremely creative and embraces all ideas and new ways of thinking.
— Terri Dettlaff, special events manager

Cheri Grothaus is an award winning graphic designer who officially joined C2 in December 2016 after a 23-year career as senior creative services manager at a global human capital management technology company.

You name it, she’s probably worked on it…sales collateral, infographics, advertising, tradeshow booths, direct marketing campaigns, web and mobile graphics, t-shirts, stationery, logos, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, and more.

She has managed a wide variety of design projects that often required the hiring of external designers and agencies. Because she’s been on the corporate side, she knows what you’re looking for when you need to get an external resource involved – somebody who knows what they’re doing, has a great eye for design, and can deliver the design solutions you want — quickly.