In March, several utility features mirrored our 2020 focus of public inspiration journalism by sharing stories of community difference-makers. For Benton REA in Washington, Brian Henderson profiled a firefighter who has volunteered across the country for 40 years. For Clatskanie PUD, Scott Laird shared how United Way of Columbia County partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to help children receive a free book every month. For Consumers Power, Danita Cahill wrote about dedicated food bank volunteers working to reduce barriers to healthy food in Oregon. Share inspirational stories with readers to motivate your community to make a difference.
This month, utilities shared plenty of helpful tips with members. For Marlboro Electric in South Carolina, Robin Howard weighed the pros and cons of renovating your home. Escambia River Electric helped prospective washing-machine buyers navigate energy efficient choices. Readers looking to cut their utility bills will appreciate James Dulley’s advice on skylights or Pat Keegan and Brad Thiessen’s tips for energy efficient landscaping.
Manager message pages are a great way to directly communicate with members. Bob Perry, General Manager of West Oregon Electric Cooperative, highlights benefits and programs for members. In Idaho, Northern Lights, Inc. General Manager Annie Terracciano shares the importance of hydropower. South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association General Manager Joe Ticheli encourages members to attend an upcoming annual meeting. In Florida, Escambia River CEO Ryan Campbell explains why their cooperative promotes energy efficiency. Use the manager’s message page to deliver important messages to readers.
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