Several features profiled local businesses and how they are serving communities. For Glades Electric in Florida, Tahlia Warrick shared the story of a commercial dairy that doubles as an “agritourism destination.” For Clatskanie PUD, Scott Laird wrote about community support for a mainstay pub and grill in Oregon during COVID-19. Drew Myron profiled a small business in Hood River, Oregon that adapted to community needs during tough times. For Raft River, Dianna Troyer shared how a farm in Idaho is delivering fresh food to doorsteps.
This month’s share package is full of energy efficiency tips and safety. James Dulley gave advice about efficient toilets for lowing water bills. For Oregon Trail Electric, Joseph Hathaway shared electric safety tips for water recreation. In Florida, Escambia River Electric shared electrical safety tips for kids, as well as efficiency tips about home insulation. For Plugged In, Pam Blair provided steps to prepare for storm season. Your readers always appreciate a good tip, whether it’s about staying safe or saving money on utility bills.
The manager’s message is a powerful communication tool for cooperatives. In Nevada, Valley Electric Association CEO Mark Stallons updated members about fundraising changes during COVID-19. Michael Bradshaw, general manager of Benton REA, shared how members can pay bills during office closures. In California, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric updated members about changes to their annual meeting. Northern Lights General Manager Annie Terracciano shared how members can reduce fire danger by trimming trees.
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