REC announces start of ‘Power Hour’ webinar series

Published 5:29 pm Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Roanoke Electric Cooperative has announced a new webinar series to share timely information on cost effective programs and services available to member-owners, Roanoke Connect’s continued broadband rollout and explore various topic issues affecting surrounding communities.

The series will be from March 18 to Dec. 14.

“While the pandemic has changed much in terms of our ability to meet with our membership in person, our commitment to keeping them informed remains the same,” said Kirby Jordan, the co-op’s vice president of member services, marketing and public relations.

Representatives from the co-op will cover different topics at each meeting and a guest speaker will cover broader community topics on everything from diversity, equity and inclusion to healthcare.

“We are also still devoted to bridging the digital divide during the pandemic in the rural areas of the co-op’s service territory,” said Jordan. “To that end, these sessions will continue to offer a progress report on the Roanoke Connect initiative, with details about the construction schedule and deployment timelines.”

In addition to an update on Roanoke Connect, the webinars will also address the following related topics:

March 18 (6-7 pm) Topic: Healthcare

May 18 (6-7 pm) Topic: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

July 15 (2-3 pm) Topic: Economic Development

August 28 (9-11 am) REC Virtual Annual Meeting

Oct. 14 (2-3 pm) Topic: Education

Dec. 14 (2-3 pm) Topic: Holiday Social

Roanoke Electric Cooperative provides service to 14,500 members in Bertie, Hertford, Halifax, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties. Chartered in 1938 to provide light and power to farms, the co-op today serves as an engine of economic development and provides educational, recreational and community assistance services to enhance the quality of life of its member-owners throughout the diverse communities it serves.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.