A record turn-out joined us at the Cookeville district office on April 26 for the annual Member Appreciation Day celebration. UCEMC members and their families dropped by to enjoy fresh-from-the-grill hamburgers and hot dogs cooked and served up by UCEMC's Cookeville office employees. A tasty selection of homemade pies rounded out the menu. The UCEMC Safety Demonstration Team conducted a live, high-voltage demonstration emphasizing the importance of electrical safety. Each member in attendance left with small tokens of appreciation and other free giveaways as a thank you for their membership. Want to join in the fun? Be sure to check here regularly for the scheduled Member Appreciation Day in your district. We're happy to be YOUR electric cooperative!
Amazon recently announced that it plans to build a new operations center in Nashville. This is big news for the entire state as the project is expected to bring more than 5,000 jobs and millions of dollars in investment to the region. Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis have recently made headlines for industry announcements as well.
All of this attention on the state’s urban centers makes it easy to think that opportunity can only be found in a big city. Here in the Upper Cumberland, we know better. Opportunity and growth are all around us.
Two destructive hurricanes in the southeast, only weeks apart, took a numbing toll on our neighbors in Florida, southern Georgia, and the Carolinas. Many lives were lost. Homes and businesses, obliterated. As we have seen so many times following storms of such epic scale, heartbroken survivors return to their devastated communities, only to find their way of life altered for many years to come.