Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community, and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month.
When I say JOEMC celebrates Co-op Month, it really means we are celebrating you! After all, this co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members.
Our core business purpose is to serve as your electricity provider, but the larger mission of the co-op is to help make our corner of the world a better place. “Concern for Community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share.
Similar to how our wires run through our service territory, our concern for community flows through all of our decisions—because be- ing a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor.
Your co-op works to help our community thrive through initiatives led by our employees and a local board comprised of neighbors who live right here in our community. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them.
The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together towards a common goal—mutually benefitting one another and the larger community. Our employees and local board members are invested in the community they live and serve. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit.
As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. That’s why we have numerous programs to help you increase energy efficiency around the home and maximize your energy dollars. Above all, as a co-op, we put our members’ priorities first.
We want to empower you to manage energy use at home. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to take a moment and download our app, MyJOEMC. Through the app, you can conveniently monitor and manage your energy use. And we’re here to help, so call us if you have questions about your energy bills.
JOEMC is continuously examining ways to operate more efficiently while providing the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. That’s what you can always expect from us because we’re here to connect with you, helping you save energy, money, and time. After all, we’re your local co-op and were built by the members we serve.