Celebrating the cooperative spirit

Your co-op helps power jobs and the local economy

Posted on Sep 26 2017 in Steuben County REMC


Steuben County REMC is joining 30,000 cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities they serve. “Co-ops Commit” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spotlighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the needs of their members and communities.

“Our cooperative delivers electricity to over 8,500 member-owners in our Steuben County service area,” said Kevin Keiser, CEO of Steuben County REMC. “Delivering safe, reliable and affordable power is our top priority, but we are also invested in our communities because we are locally owned and operated. Revenue generated by Steuben County REMC goes back to Wayne Street, not Wall Street.”

Steuben County REMC is ingrained in this community, make no mistake about that. From our humble grassroots beginnings where neighbors and friends came together to form a corporation, build the lines and electrify the rural countryside, to today where employees live, work and play in this area, we are deeply committed to the health and vitality of Steuben County. That’s why it’s no surprise that when our employees and staff are off the clock, they choose to give of themselves to support a number of area organizations, including Steuben County 4-H, Steuben County Turkey Tracks, Kids in Need, Moose Riders Benefits with the Fremont Moose Lodge, Angola Elks, Peace Lutheran Church, Angola Rotary, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Junior Achievement of Steuben County, Steuben County Community Foundation, RISE Inc., Angola Moose Lodge, Fremont Youth League, Fremont PTO, and many, many more.

Rural America is served by a network of about 1,000 electric cooperatives, most of which were formed in the 1930s and 1940s to bring electricity to farms and rural communities that large investor-owned power companies had no interest in serving because of the higher costs involved in serving low-population and low-density areas.

In addition to providing the vital power co-op members depend on, Steuben County REMC sponsors hundreds of local events and organizations that work to improve this community. The REMC has also returned over $500,000 back to the area through Operation Round Up grants.

So, join with us in celebrating your local cooperatives this October during National Co-op Month, and check out all of the things that make Steuben County REMC a different kind of company. Find more information about our products and services available to our membership by visiting www.remcsteuben.com.