Jackson County REMC event brings members together to watch a movie and learn about broadband internet service available

EnergyLines July 2019

 

MEMBER FOCUS: Consumer-members from Jackson County REMC watch a film as part of a recent member appreciation day at the Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Jackson County REMC hosted its first member appreciation event May 31 at the Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department in Seymour, Ind.

 

Lawn chairs and blankets scattered the lawn in front of a large screen set up to show the animated film “Ferdinand.”

 

The smell of popcorn lingered in the air as co-op employees prepared it for attendees. Volunteer firefighters provided hot dogs – asking for donations to help with improvements at the local fire station.

 

With nearly 70 people in attendance, this first-time member-focused event was a huge success. Co-op employees selected the fire station as the site for the event because it is near the end of the zone where fiber-internet is being installed. This dual-purpose event provided a fun way to help co-op members sign up for internet service through Jackson Connect, LLC.

 

Two days prior to this event was a milestone for the co-op’s internet service as the 1,000th connection was made. Nicole Ault, Communications and Public Relations Specialist, said the event helped show their commitment to community.

 

“We were able to have one-on-one interactions with our members, which we love. We were pleased to receive a lot of positive feedback regarding our new fiber internet service,” said Ault.

 

Jackson Connect, LLC, a division of Jackson County REMC, has 729 miles of fiber internet installed. The division now employs 12 with four construction crews in four zones.

 

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