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What makes a good leader?

Posted on Jul 10, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

What makes a good leader? The question sounds like a theme from a motivational TED talk! That’s because it’s a subject that is at the heart of countless bestselling self-help and business books, popular podcasts and videos.  The reality is that there is no straightforward formula. And therein lies the challenge. Leadership is not one… Continue reading.

New ways to use electricity

Posted on Jun 05, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

Listen carefully and you’ll hear a quiet transformation happening. Electric appliances and equipment are becoming more popular than ever among consumers.  Advancements in technology and battery power, coupled with decreasing costs, are winning over consumers looking for comparable utility and versatility. A bonus: Using electric equipment is quieter and better for the environment.  Consumers and… Continue reading.

Prioritize safety year-round

Posted on May 08, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

At Miami-Cass REMC, we recognize Electrical Safety Month every May, but we also know the importance of practicing safety year-round. From our co-op crews to you, the members we serve, we recognize that everyone has a part to play in prioritizing safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S…. Continue reading.

Are you ready to serve?

Posted on Mar 11, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

In one of the most notable inaugural speeches given, President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” His inspiring words urged Americans to take actions that benefited the greater good. In essence, Kennedy was saying our country thrives when we all… Continue reading.

Save energy when working from home

Posted on Feb 06, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

Today, more Americans are working from home than ever before. More time spent at home means more energy used throughout the day.  If you’re punching the clock from home, there are small steps you can take to reduce your energy use and save on electric bills. Here are five easy ones.  Use a smart power… Continue reading.

Working with local legislators

Posted on Jan 08, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

The phrase “All politics is local” means that even national politics have a local impact, and people care most about issues that directly affect them. At Miami-Cass REMC, we think it’s important to be aware of political issues on the national level, but even more critical to develop and cultivate relationships with local legislators because… Continue reading.

It’a a matter of principles

Posted on Oct 09, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Miami-Cass REMC all share something in common: we’re all cooperatives.  We may be in different industries, but we all share a passion for serving our members and helping our communities to thrive. In fact, all cooperatives adhere to the same set of seven principles that reflect our… Continue reading.

Looking back on the year

Posted on Aug 05, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

Each year, as Miami-Cass REMC’s CEO, I am given the privilege of addressing you, our members, at our Member Appreciation Day/Annual Meeting. Here are a few highlights from my address to those in attendance at the meeting: It truly has been a strange year and a half as we find ourselves at another virtual meeting…. Continue reading.

Reliability: Part of our service mission

Posted on Jul 10, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

Miami-Cass REMC exists to serve our members as a low-cost and reliable electric service provider.  Your cooperative, in conjunction with our power supplier (Wabash Valley Power Alliance), is constantly looking to increase reliability through reducing outages. One of the ways to maintain reliability is being able to switch substations to keep the power flowing to… Continue reading.

Democracy lives locally

Posted on Jun 05, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

Members in good standing with their co-op have the right to seek election to the board of directors. While serving on a board is certainly not for everyone, it is healthy for any co-op to have an engaged membership with a portion of the members interested in serving in a leadership role.  At Miami-Cass REMC,… Continue reading.

Annual Meeting stays virtual

Posted on May 06, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

I never would have imagined when we were planning our first-ever virtual meeting last year, that we would be planning our second for this year. But here we are, doing just that. An in-person meeting takes months to plan to ensure we have a location that can hold the 500-700 people who usually attend, secure catering… Continue reading.