Entries by Trent Scott

TECA Board Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Name] Elected to Co-op Association Board [CO-OP HEADQUARTERS TOWN] – [Name], [position at co-op] of [co-op name], was elected to the board of trustees for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association earlier this week at the group’s annual meeting in Nashville. “We congratulate [name],” said David Callis, TECA executive vice president and general […]

Top Tenn Communications Award Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Co-op Name] Honored with Communication Award [CO-OP HEADQUARTERS TOWN] – [Co-op Name] was recently honored with a TECA Top Tenn Communication Award in recognition of its work to educate and inform electric co-op members. The honor was presented during the annual meeting of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association in Nashville. [Describe award […]

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TECA celebrates 75th anniversary at annual meeting in Nashville

Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association celebrates 75th anniversary at annual meeting in Nashville NASHVILLE – “Unified” was the theme of the 75th annual meeting of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, held Sunday, Nov. 20, through Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Nashville. More than 350 electric cooperative leaders from across the state attended the event, and were reminded […]

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Tennessee crews to assist with Matthew restoration

Volunteer lineworkers from eight electric cooperatives to participate in restoration effort following massive hurricane NASHVILLE – More than 80 electric cooperative lineworkers from Tennessee are heading to South Carolina and Florida to restore power to those affected by Hurricane Matthew. “Eight electric cooperatives in Tennessee are sending personnel and equipment to Florida and South Carolina […]

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Tennessee’s electric cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month

Being part of a cooperative means being part of something special. Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are celebrating National Cooperative Month in October, along with 40,000 other cooperative businesses serving more than 120 million people nationwide. “Cooperatives Build” is the theme of this year’s National Cooperative Month. “There are so many ways that cooperatives help to build […]

Why we celebrate cooperatives

By Adam Schwartz Every October, cooperatives from all sectors across the country celebrate National Cooperative Month. The purpose of this annual celebration is to recognize the cooperative difference and remind co-op members of the purpose and impact of the nation’s electric co-ops. I must admit that occasionally, I too have been somewhat cynical of the […]

From the front lines to power lines

Electric co-ops care about veterans By Anne Prince Electric co-ops have long had a special affinity for veterans. Perhaps because they are both so closely aligned in outlook, focusing on service, mission and country. Maybe it’s because a disproportionate number of veterans come from rural communities and return to their hometowns following active duty. Or, […]