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2014-08-05 16:22:32

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants to fund creative, classroom-based learning projects. The final deadline to apply is in September, but five lucky educators who submit their application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will win a $100 gift card. "We're proud to support educators whose hard work, dedication and enthusiasm impact the lives of so many young...

2014-06-26 08:22:59

RALEIGH, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 160 board members and employees from North Carolina's electric cooperatives met at the state legislature June 24-25 for the co-ops' annual 'Rally in Raleigh.' Cooperative board members and employees talked to legislators about issues that affect the reliability and cost of the power provided to electric cooperative members. "We are always focused on our members and our ability to provide them with affordable,...

2014-06-16 12:29:18

From its first-ever member forum, to upcoming Board elections, the Oregon-based, non-profit health organization is focused on letting members control their healthcare destiny. PORTLAND, Ore., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to seeking--and responding to--what people want from their health insurer, Oregon's Health CO-OP has developed a powerful approach: let members lead. The process started as far back as 2012, when, in developing their plans, the CO-OP asked more than...

2014-05-11 20:21:46

EAGAN, Minn., May 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by Universal Cooperatives, Inc.: Universal Cooperatives, Inc. and its domestic subsidiaries have filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for the purpose of maximizing value through the sale of ongoing businesses operated by Bridon Cordage, LLC and Heritage Trading Company, LLC, as well as sales of the assets of their other businesses....

2014-04-02 12:23:16

RALEIGH, N.C., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are kicking off the 20(th) year of awarding Bright Ideas education grants to North Carolina teachers and are now accepting grant applications. Nearly $600,000 in Bright Ideas grants will be awarded to educators statewide in the 2014-15 school year to fund creative, hands-on classroom projects that fall outside traditional school budgets. Teachers can learn more and apply online at...

2014-03-12 08:31:33

QUEBEC CITY, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives will welcome over 150 international experts to share with participants their vision, knowledge, and perspective on challenges and future prospects facing cooperative and mutual enterprises. Some of the cooperative movement's biggest names from the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Canada have already confirmed their participation in the second edition of the Summit....

2014-03-09 16:22:11

RALEIGH, N.C., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives' crews have worked tirelessly to restore outages resulting from Friday's winter weather event. Outages now stand at 12,000 down from a peak of 62,600 on Friday afternoon. The majority of the remaining outages are located in Alamance, Davidson, Durham, Orange and Person Counties, the result of ice and sustained high winds that brought down trees and limbs. The cooperatives appreciate the...

2014-03-07 16:22:38

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The chief executive officer of Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., Janie Miller, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors of the National Alliance of State Health CO-OPs (NASHCO). Miller was elected Feb. 24 at NASHCO's annual meeting in Washington, DC. She succeeds Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections. Hickey was elected chair of the board at...

2014-02-27 12:27:59

Starting April 1, Oregon's Health CO-OP will give small businesses of 50 or fewer employees even more flexibility PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy, and nowhere is this on greater display than in Oregon. According to Employment Department labor stats, nearly 40% of Oregon's workforce works for companies of 50 or fewer people. Supporting this entrepreneurial spirit is important to Oregon's Health CO-OP. When small...

2014-02-21 08:25:44

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kentucky's all-new, nonprofit health insurance carrier, Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc., today announced that David Leon Mooneyhan, of Shelbyville, has been named to its board of directors. Mooneyhan, CEO of Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative and former superintendent of the Shelby and Fulton County boards of education, brings to Kentucky Health Cooperative 40 years of strategic planning, operating and financial management...


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