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September 26, 2022

Outage Communication Switching from Facebook to TextPower

Since we started TextPower in December, you have been overwhelmingly supportive of the real-time, personalized status updates at your service address(es). Targeted text messages allow you to get real-time information on your outage including when a crew has been assigned, your estimated time of restoration, updated estimates, and the current status of your outage. You may also report an outage via text. For this reason and because we are able to reach more of you, starting on October 1st we are updating our communications process. Moving forward we are using TextPower to communicate most non-major storm outages instead of our...

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June 9, 2022

Storm Safety: Protecting Your Business

Sudden storms can endanger your staff, damage your building and interrupt operations. While safety is your first order of business, you also want to minimize building damage and get back in business quickly. To protect your employees and your business, it’s important to keep ahead of the storm and develop an emergency action plan. Storm preparedness These steps should help keep your staff and building safe from harm in the event of a storm: Create an emergency action plan that includes evacuation procedures, contact information for local first responders and emergency contact information for all employees. Put together an emergency...

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June 8, 2022

Your Business: The Hidden Costs of Summer

You’ve had your air conditioning system cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. Now you’re ready for a summer of lower energy bills, right? Well, some summer energy costs are easier to spot than others. Take a look around your facility. You’ll likely spot some “hidden” sources of energy waste that are putting the heat on your operating budget. Unadjusted thermostat Maintaining comfortable temperatures on hot summer days is critical to maintaining a productive business environment. Maintaining those same comfort levels after hours, however, is a waste of energy. Raising thermostat temperature settings after hours is one the most cost...

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October 28, 2020

Quilting: Hobby Turned Business Venture

Pioneer member Kari Roberts started sewing when she was a young girl. She was involved in 4-H, and her mother, grandmother, and many family members sewed and quilted, building her interest and enjoyment. So, it may not come as a surprise that her retirement hobby turned business venture involves both sewing and quilting. She opened Kari’s Custom Quilting just over a year ago on Sept. 5, 2019. Prior to starting her new venture just outside of Anna, Kari worked at Honda for 24 years. In March 2017, she decided to retire early after losing her son to cancer in 2016....

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