Discover how our members are communicating with their readers in the October editions of Ruralite and Florida Currents.

Feature Examples

In October pages, many utilities profiled local businesses in their communities. For Tillamook PUD, Chelsea Yarnell highlighted a roadside flower shop in Oregon that specializes in local blooms (PDF). Craig Reed profiled an entrepreneurial beekeeper’s humble beginnings (PDF) for Blachly-Lane Electric. For Harney Electric in Oregon, Lauren Brown shared how local ingredients are used to make soap for sensitive skin (PDF). Encourage readers to support local businesses and help develop their communities.

Share Package

This month, several utilities shared energy and cooperative news with readers. Pioneer Utility Resources Associate Editor David Herder reported on the rewards of cooperation between public power providers (PDF). Gulf Coast Electric shared plans to ensure a safe and affordable energy supply in Florida (PDF). Joseph Hathaway shared information about Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative’s prepaid energy program (PDF). Northern Lights Engineering and Operations Manager Kristin Mettke shared a history of lineman safety improvements (PDF).

Manager Message

October’s manager messages were filled with support for National Cooperative Month. In Florida, Peace River Electric CEO Randy Shaw shared how the Seven Cooperative Principles guide their mission (PDF). For Tanner Electric in Washington, CEO Steven Walter shared how they stepped up to help members and safeguard business continuity (PDF). In Alaska, Copper Valley Electric Association shared an infographic detailing how they plan to celebrate National Cooperative Month with members (PDF).

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