Celebrating membership

October is National Cooperative Month

Posted on Oct 06 2022 in Kankakee Valley REMC
Kankakee Valley REMC CEO Scott Sears

Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month. 

When Kankakee Valley REMC celebrates Co-op Month, it is celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members. 

Our core business purpose is to serve as your electricity provider, but your co-op’s larger mission is to help make our communities a better place. “Concern for Community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share. 

Just like the wires that run through our service territory, our concern for community flows through all of our decisions –– because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor. 

Kankakee Valley REMC helps our communities thrive through initiatives led by our employees and a local board made up of neighbors who live in them. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them. 

The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together toward a common goal — mutually benefiting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit. Our employees and member-elected board members are invested in the community in which we live and serve. 

Above all, as a co-op we put our members’ priorities first. As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. That’s why we have numerous programs and rebates available through our Power Moves and Power Shift programs. 

We want to empower you to manage energy use at home. If you haven’t already, I encourage you take a moment to download our app, SmartHub. Through the app, you can conveniently monitor and manage your energy use. We’re here to help so call us if you have questions about your energy bills.

Kankakee Valley REMC is continually examining ways to operate more efficiently while providing the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. After all, we’re your local co-op. We were built by the members we serve.