North Carolina’s public power community is larger than Raleigh and Charlotte combined. Over 1.2 million strong! That’s the theme of our upcoming advertising campaign, one that will communicate the importance of public power through TV spots, a new website, newspaper ads, poster and more. You’ll be seeing the first piece very soon. Watch your mailbox!
What’s more, the “1.2 Million Strong” theme will be used for the 2015 Public Power Week.
ElectriCities held its first annual meeting in October 1965 (The Beatles’ “Yesterday” was at the top of the charts), making 2015 the organization’s 50th anniversary. We’ll be celebrating the milestone at our upcoming Annual Conference — with a special panel dedicated to ElectriCities’ first 50 years. The panel will feature public power officials from across the state and will cover topics such as the value of public power, storm response, economic development and the future of public power. Be sure at attend, since it’ll be 50 years before we do it again.
Wilson is a community with a rich history that includes everything from tobacco to whirligigs — to public power. It also has a vibrant future marked by the renovation of its historic buildings and its emergence as a haven for entrepreneurs and artists. In this video, City Manager Grant Goings and other prominent citizens talk about what lies ahead for Wilson — and about the impact of public power.
Thanks so much to the communities that took part in our social media roundup for Lineman Appreciation Day. We challenged our communities to post a note of appreciation on our Facebook page — and Greenville Utilities and Rocky Mount, your prize packs are on the way! With new legislation recently approved, Lineman Appreciation Day in North Carolina is now set for the second Monday in April each year. Of course, a big thanks goes to the linemen themselves. We can’t overstate the importance of our lineworkers to the communities they serve.
Heading into hurricane season, your customers need to know their local utility crews are ready — and they need to be ready themselves. Ease their fears, boost their confidence and build their knowledge with hurricane preparedness videos, bill inserts and other material. They can also find useful, up-to-date information on our Facebook page. Be sure to share it!
Watch the Hurricane Preparedness video here.
Order your Hurricane Preparedness Bill Inserts here.
Toby Roan has joined our Strategic Communications team as Senior Copywriter. He brings with him over 25 years’ advertising experience — and more than 100 awards for creative and marketing excellence. He’s excited about the creative opportunities here — and about the bucket trucks. See the latest Hometown Connection for Toby’s first column about his trip to the Lineman’s Rodeo.