May 2017 CommKit

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The following resources are available for use in May. Leadership column Safety Month Media Release – customize this and distribute to local media on or around May 1. Talking points – Use these tips and schedule drive-time…

Stay safe on the farm this summer

During planting time, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety…

Stay safe this summer with these electric safety tips from [Co-op Name]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stay safe this summer with these electric safety tips from [Co-op Name] [CO-OP HEADQUARTERS CITY] – May is National Electric Safety Month, and [CO-OP NAME] is using the opportunity to remind everyone to be safe…

The 11th Floor

“He’s in the 11th floor burn unit at Vandy” are familiar words to electric utility employees in Tennessee. They are also words that no one wants to hear. Ever. Recently, I received a call from a friend and colleague from another…

Youth Leadership Summit

LOCAL YOUNG LEADERS LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT DURING CO-OP EVENT IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE – [HIGH SCHOOL NAME] student [NAME] and [HIGH SCHOOL NAME] student [NAME] were in Nashville March 13-15 for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s…

Co-ops bring young leaders to Nashville

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More than 45 high school juniors from across the state attended the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership Summit March 13–15 in Nashville. Sen. Jim Tracy on Tuesday, March 14, greeted delegates attending…

Youth Leadership Summit media release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL YOUNG LEADERS LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT DURING CO-OP EVENT IN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE – [HIGH SCHOOL NAME] student [NAME] and [HIGH SCHOOL NAME] student [NAME] were in Nashville March 13-15 for the Tennessee Electric…

Broadband Accessibility Act passes Senate Commerce and Labor Committee

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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act passed the the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee today on an unanimous vote. Leader Norris and Sen. Mike Bell presented the bill on behalf of the Governor Haslam. The bill was passed…

Plant the right tree in the right place this spring

When planting a tree, we often concentrate on the ground. Digging a hole. Preparing the soil. Fertilizing properly. It is also important to look up. Trees and powerlines don't mix, and the best time to think about it is before you even start…

Easy steps to greater efficiency

Do you want to save money and electricity but have limited time, money and patience? According to the Department of Energy, a “typical American family” spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however,…