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Governor signs proclamation saluting cooperative member-service mission
Atlanta, GA. – During October, cooperative businesses across Georgia will observe National Co-op Month, celebrating the state’s member-owned and democratically-controlled businesses like Jackson Electric Membership Corporation.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation designating October as National Cooperative Month.
(JEFFERSON, Ga. October 10, 2016) Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has released nine construction contract crews and 22 right-of-way contract crews, along with sending 26 cooperative employees and 15 trucks to help restore power in coastal areas in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.
(JEFFERSON, GA., September 16, 2016)— Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) Board of Directors announced at the cooperative’s 77th Annual Meeting on Thursday that $7.5 million will be returned in December to more than 220,000 members who received electric service in 1990 and/or 2015.
Hall County is experiencing a residential building boom. Mundy Mill and Cresswind are selling new homes faster than anywhere else in Georgia. Sterling on the Lake in Hall County is also among the top 10 developments in Georgia, at number nine in fastest home sales. Mundy Mill will have 2,200 homes when completed; Creswind will have 1,100 homes and Sterling on the Lake is planned to include 980 homes. All three subdivisions partner with Jackson EMC to build Right Choice Homes.
Right Choice Homes are built to save homeowners money, and they are guaranteed to be comfortable.
EMC Security is now the nation’s 36thth largest security firm, and the 15th largest residential security company based on monthly revenues, according to rankings released by leading trade publication Security Distributing & Marketing. The company has risen steadily through the rankings in recent years, ranking 55th in 2007 and 41st last year.
For more than 10 and a half years, contributions from Jackson EMC members have made a positive difference in our community. Through Operation Round Up® and the Jackson EMC Foundation, members have the opportunity to give back by rounding up their electric bills to the next dollar amount. And that spare change adds up!
Green leaves, flowers and pollen aren’t the only thing spring is bringing Northeast Georgia – scammers targeting utility customers are springing up as well, according to Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC).
“Scammers were fairly quiet over the winter, but it seems that spring has brought them out of hibernation. We’re receiving reports from customers that they’re being contacted by phone and email by imposters claiming to be their utility company, warning them that their bill is overdue,” says Jackson EMC Director of Customer Service Brent Cochran.
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has selected four young Northeast Georgia leaders to participate in the national Washington Youth Tour June 9-16, an all-expense paid leadership development experience sponsored by Georgia’s electric cooperatives and organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
A massive winter storm moved across the eastern United States this weekend, but spared Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s (EMC) Northeast Georgia service area of any serious damage when most damaging snow and ice accumulations stayed further north. Jackson EMC released contract crews on Saturday afternoon, and deactivated its Emergency Restoration Plan as of 7 p.m. as winter storm warnings expired.
With the National Weather Service winter storm watch in effect, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has activated its Emergency Restoration Plan and is readying its line crews, right of way crews and office staff in case severe winter weather disrupts electric service.