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Creating tomorrow’s REMC

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

It may seem like smartphones have always been a big part of our lives, but they’ve actually only been around for about 10 years. Technology is changing faster than ever, and it’s playing a bigger role in our lives. That’s one of the reasons the REMC’s staff and directors stop and do some serious thinking… Continue reading.

Good reflection

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

As a local cooperative, our reason for existing goes beyond providing safe and reliable electricity to our members. We are also deeply rooted in the community. Throughout the year you will see us participate in activities to support and strengthen the community. Annually, your cooperative also participates in Indiana Electric Cooperatives Community Day. On Oct…. Continue reading.

Refund … REFUND?!

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Kankakee Valley REMC

If you were a member of Kankakee Valley REMC during 2016, you can expect to see a credit — a refund — on your bill generated in November. That credit is something we do from time to time, and it’s just one more benefit to being part of a cooperative organization. Because a cooperative like… Continue reading.

Holiday food preparation

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Safety

During the holidays, everyone gathers in the kitchen to cook favorite recipes, share warm meals and reconnect with each other. Keep your family safe during these joyful times by learning some basic holiday food preparation safety tips before you start cooking. “The United States Fire Administration estimates more than 2,000 residential fires are reported each… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up grants awarded

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Steuben County REMC

Following the third quarter of 2017, the Operation Round Up board of advisors is happy to report that several local organizations received funding for community projects around Steuben County. These grantees include: Project Help for its holiday dinner distribution, gift giving and food pantry Angola Fraternal Order of Police #163 for the Cops for Kids… Continue reading.

Be on the lookout for utility scammers

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Steuben County REMC

Con artists are everywhere, and too often they prey on unsuspecting consumers. Sometimes they even seem to know a consumer’s account number or how much the person typically pays each month. The caller sounds legitimate and credible, but in reality, the call is a scam. These types of scams have surfaced across the country over… Continue reading.

Growing up co-op

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Steuben County REMC

I love the feeling of being able to walk into my favorite locally-owned shop, restaurant or store knowing that the profit, product and labor can make positive impacts on my community. The spirit of Main Street (or Wayne Street, in our case) is embodied in these local businesses, just like it is in Steuben County… Continue reading.

September board meeting summary

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the Sept. 20 board meeting. 1. All directors were present along with CEO Steve Seibert and Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton. 2. The Aug. 30 board meeting minutes and special board meeting minutes were reviewed and approved. 3…. Continue reading.

Serving our community

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

Last month, Southern Indiana Power employees took part in Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ Community Day. The purpose of this day was to provide an opportunity to work as a team and to demonstrate the great impact cooperatives have on Indiana. On Friday, Oct. 13, employees volunteered to complete various service projects in both Perry and Spencer… Continue reading.

Protect yourself from phone scams

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Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

Even the wariest consumers can be duped. Scammers are developing new tactics every day. A “past due” scam, goes something like this: A customer gets a call from an 800-number that looks like a valid utility company phone number. Widely available spoofing software allows crooks to display what appears to be an official number on… Continue reading.