Midwest Electric Launches the “Who Powers You” Contest

St. Marys, OH-  Midwest Electric is launching the #WhoPowersYou contest to recognize and reward community volunteers. #WhoPowersYou is in partnership with America’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and is a national contest to promote volunteerism.

“We know it’s more than just electricity that powers communities, it’s volunteers,” said Midwest Electric CEO Matt Berry.” This contest is designed to celebrate local heroes. It’s a chance for our co-op members and employees to nominate someone who’s making a difference in our community, and an opportunity to celebrate the power of human connections.”

And the best part…. Nominees could win up to $5,000. All prizes total $9,000, with the grand prize winner receiving $5,000. The rest of the prices are as follows: second place – $2,000, third place – $1,500, and honorable mention – $500

Here’s how you can help:

  • Encourage friends, family, and colleagues to nominate someone by November

4, 2017. (Only Midwest Electric members and employees are eligible to make nominations.)

  • Nominate someone who deserves to be honored (Midwest Electric employees are not

eligible to be nominated.)

For more information or to nominate someone, visit: www.midwestrec.com.

 

 

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Midwest awards $11,000 in local scholarships

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Midwest members donate $11,165 to area charities

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