Georgia Magazine - June 2019 - 15

BLAIR BROWN

MARIAN MCLEMORE

SHORTTakes

Willie Wiredhand, the mascot for electric cooperatives, checks out the Flint Energies antique
truck at the cooperative's annual meeting in October.

Georgia EMCs excel
in communications

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everal Georgia electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) were honorees in this
GreyStone Power received
year's Spotlight on Excellence Awards, and
the Edgar F. Chesnutt
GreyStone Power Corp. in Douglasville took the top
Award for Best Total
award for overall communication program.
Communication Program
The awards are presented by the Arlington,
for its "Making Life
Va.-based National Rural Electric Cooperative AsBetter" customersociation and recognize exceptional work by co-ops
satisfaction campaign.
in the communications and marketing fields.
GreyStone Power received the Edgar F.
Chesnutt Award for Best Total Communication Program for its "Making Life Better"
customer-satisfaction campaign. The campaign included print, digital and broadcast
ads as well as display boards that emphasized the co-op's low rates.
This is GreyStone Power's second Chesnutt award, the highest honor in the Spotlight on Excellence Awards program. The co-op previously won the top award in 2014.
The co-op also took home a silver award this year for Best Special Publication/
Large for a report on corporate social responsibility and the ways that GreyStone Power
gives back to the community.
Here are this year's other Spotlight on Excellence winners from Georgia:
* Carroll EMC (based in Carrollton): Best Individual Ad, silver award, for an ad encouraging members to be prepared for summer storms.
* Cobb EMC (Marietta): Best Event, gold award, for the co-op's "Renewables and You"
seminar.
* Coweta-Fayette EMC (Palmetto): Best Use of Social Media, gold award, for Operation Round Up awareness campaign; and Best Graphic Design, gold award, for "You've
Got the Power," a series of three infographics about where power comes from and how
it is delivered and restored after an outage.
* Flint Energies (Reynolds): Best Internal News Publication, silver award, for "Three
Phase"; and Best Wild Card, silver award, for an antique truck that harks back to the
co-op's early days and appears at special events.
* Mitchell EMC (Camilla): Best Individual Ad, silver award, for "We Support Georgia
Grown."
* Oglethorpe Power Corp. (Tucker): Best Special Publication/Small, gold award, for
a brochure on environmental commitment; and Best Wild Card, gold award, for the
"Who Dunnit?" customer focus award.
* Southern Rivers Energy (Barnesville): Best Wild Card, silver award, for a recap on
the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

For the birds: Reynolds-based Flint
Energies and Perry FFA created and
installed an osprey nesting platform in
Houston County at the farm of former
state Rep. Larry Walker. Walker, who
had seen ospreys in the area, got the
idea from a story about Midway-based
Coastal Electric Cooperative's osprey-nest
project in the May 2018 issue of Georgia
Magazine (see bit.ly/currents0518). The
FFA students researched osprey nests and
built the platform, which was attached
atop an old utility pole and installed on
the farm in February.
Walking the walk: The Coweta-Fayette
Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) Trust in
Palmetto donated $10,000 in Operation
Round Up funds to the Southern Crescent
Walk to End Alzheimer's. In Operation
Round Up, members opt to round their
monthly bills to the nearest dollar; the
difference is put into a fund for local
charitable causes.
Play ball!: Central Georgia EMC in Jackson donated $1,000 in Operation Round
Up funds to the Jackson High School
Dugout Club to support the Red Devils'
baseball program.
Giving milestone: Blue Ridge-based TriState EMC recently exceeded $500,000 in
total contributions to its Operation Round
Up program. The funds have been used
to support several causes, including food
pantries, local schools and shelters for
children and families in need.
Light it up: Walton EMC in Monroe
gradually will convert its outdoor lighting
to light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures. The
LED lights last longer, cast a brighter light
and are energy-efficient.
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