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Turtinen Communications, Inc. was founded by the late Ralph Turtinen in Wayzata, Minnesota in 1965. Ralph bought himself a 1964 and a half little red mustang and he was off and running! The business evolved from a public relations and publishing firm to a non-profit association management company as the Turtinen's served as the business office for the Minnesota Bakers Association and the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association. In the mid-80s, the Turtinen's added a typesetting and graphic arts shop which was very successful until personal computers were made attainable to everyone. In the 90s, the Turtinen's added the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents' Association to its client base. Currently, Scott and Jeff manage and serve on the Boards of the Minnesota Park and Sports Field Management Association, and the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation. 


The Turtinens have proven to be dependable, consistent and able to adapt to ever-changing technology for more than 45 years while possessing decades of experience managing foundations and non-profit associations and all the needs that go with them, including the managing of websites, newsletters, accounting, communications, organizing workshops and member events. Turtinen Communications has handled all aspects of small, medium and large conventions, including facility arrangements; vendor participation, vendor set-up; registration; speaker logistics and promotion.


TC has built relationships within the green industry, including the seven allied associations of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, leaders at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and professors at the University of Minnesota Extension.

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The Turtinens were Fantasy Football pioneers in Minnesota as their love for the pastime began in 1981 at T. Wright's in Minnetonka. The brothers have continuously played Fantasy Football and Fantasy Hockey every season since those early days.


Laurie Hunt Turtinen

Laurie sells Minnesota residential real estate at Coldwell Banker Burnet in Minnesota with a focus around the Lake Minnetonka area.
Contact Laurie at or by phone at:
(612) 819-8487.

P.O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391


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