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2014-02-12 12:24:53

Crews from state's 26 electric cooperatives ready to address potential outages RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's 26 electric cooperatives are prepared for the winter storm traveling through the state today. Cooperative line crews have spent the last few days stocking up on supplies and equipment. North Carolina's electric cooperatives are winter-storm-ready, with crews on standby across the state to restore electricity if the predicted winter...

2014-02-11 12:22:20

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives continue to monitor weather conditions and encourage members to be prepared in case winter weather causes power outages in the coming days. Now is the time to take precautions to ensure that you and your family stay warm and safe in the days ahead. The American Red Cross recommends making an emergency preparedness kit that includes water, nonperishable food, flashlights, a battery-powered...

2014-02-10 16:23:34

TUCKER, Ga., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The electric membership corporations (EMCs) in Georgia are bracing for the probability of a second significant winter storm this season. Georgia Transmission Corporation and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation have activated their Disaster Response Center today and are on stand-by to respond quickly to any outages from the anticipated snow/ice storm. Officials are closely monitoring weather conditions and have a variety of contingency plans in...

2014-02-10 16:23:13

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States will share in an estimated $433 million cash distribution from CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP), an energy, grains and foods company and the nation's leading agricultural co-op. The distribution is the second largest in CHS history. "The ability of our owners, who are also our customers, to directly share in the financial success of CHS is a distinct advantage of being part of a...

2014-02-10 16:23:12

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electric cooperative crews throughout the state are on alert for any outages that may result from the predicted wintry weather. Snow, freezing rain and sleet are possible overnight and in the coming days across North Carolina, and the cooperatives are monitoring conditions closely. Freezing rain is the greatest concern, as ice-laden branches that fall on power lines are a major cause of outages during winter storms. Electric...

2014-02-05 16:23:22

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are warning members to beware of a utility bill scam targeting individuals and businesses statewide. Scam activity has increased significantly in the last few days. Cooperative members across North Carolina have received phone calls from imposters claiming to be a representative of their electric cooperative and demanding payment. Often scammers ask for personal account information or...

2014-01-28 12:22:11

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the winter storm. "The state's electric cooperatives are carefully monitoring this winter weather system and are prepared for possible power outages," said Jane Pritchard, director of corporate communications for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives. Power outages...

2014-01-08 23:24:52

Utilities Employees Credit Union distributed a year-end Member Loyalty Bonus™ of $800,000 to its nationwide membership of utility workers and their family members as a reward for their use of credit union lending and deposit products during 2013. Wyomissing, PA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Utilities Employees Credit Union (UECU) members throughout the nation rang in the New Year with a cash bonus totaling $800,000, which was distributed among member accounts at the end of 2013. UECU, the...

2014-01-08 12:29:37

Alliance expands discounts, services and practice management education for members LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Eyecare Resource Co-Operative (PERC) and Infinity Vision Alliance (IVA), two California-based doctor alliance groups serving most of the U.S., have formed a strategic alliance in order to create two distinct products for the market based on practice volume. The agreement took effect on Jan. 1 with the new organization providing services for...

2014-01-08 12:29:34

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc. who enrolled in one of the issuer's health insurance plans prior to Dec. 23 have been granted an extension to pay their first month's premium. The new deadline for submitting payment has been moved to Jan. 22, with plan benefits retroactively effective on Jan. 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130903/DC73073LOGO) A health consumer becomes a member after payment has been posted to...


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