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Community Solar Array Under Construction at MEC

Community Solar Array Under Construction at MEC

Environmental stewardship and sustainability were once little more than buzzwords used by companies looking for some good public relations. Today, they’re driving corporate strategy, and renewable energy is one of the tactics. We’re walking the talk. Our power supply...

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Tech Talk: Streaming Music Services

Tech Talk: Streaming Music Services

Remember the days of records, tapes, even 8-tracks? We’ve come a long way. Today, a world of music is at your fingertips with great digital options. Here are the top streaming music services and what makes them unique. Spotify. One of the most popular music streaming...

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Apply Now for Strengthening Schools Grants

Apply Now for Strengthening Schools Grants

Today’s students are tomorrow’s business and community leaders, and Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) supports the important work of regional teachers and schools with our Strengthening Schools Grants Program. The program is provided in partnership with Touchstone...

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Concrete Contractor Recognized for Work on HQ

Concrete Contractor Recognized for Work on HQ

The Associated Builders and Contractors West Michigan Chapter (ABC) recognized Kent Companies for their concrete work on our headquarters project at last week’s 32nd Annual Excellence in Construction Awards. The annual event highlights the region’s best people and...

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September 2018 Fiber Internet Construction Update

September 2018 Fiber Internet Construction Update

August 2018 was one of our biggest months in history for installations, with 326 new subscribers joining the fiber family. Our entire team -- from the behind-the-scenes engineers and mapping folks who plan and coordinate your construction, to the solutions agents who...

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Tech Talk: Creating a “Suite” Home Office Space

Tech Talk: Creating a “Suite” Home Office Space

With a high-speed internet connection, working from home is easier than ever. Want to make your space really special? Here are some tech ideas to make your home office "suite" (see what we did there?). The ideal wireless keyboard. A wireless keyboard lets you get...

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MEC Sponsors Cass County 4-H Farm Safety Camp

MEC Sponsors Cass County 4-H Farm Safety Camp

As a company that lives and breathes safety as part of our daily culture, we proudly hosted 40 students from the local Michigan State University Extension as the sponsor of last Friday’s Cass County 4-H Farm Safety Camp.  Thirteen presenters spoke on different safety...

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80 Years (And Counting) of Power-Filled Experiences

80 Years (And Counting) of Power-Filled Experiences

In 2015, Michigan’s electric cooperatives sent ten linemen to Buena Vista, Guatemala. They worked side-by-side with local residents to bring electricity to the remote, mountainous village. When work was completed, the community celebrated together as electric lights...

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Serving Up Support at the Firemen’s Grill

Serving Up Support at the Firemen’s Grill

We rolled up our sleeves on Tuesday of fair week, working side by side with some of Cass County’s finest to prepare and serve meals at the Firemen’s Grill. All net proceeds from sales over the course of the week, nearly $5500, will help the Cass County Firemen’s...

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Harry Gentz Resigns After 35 Years of Board Service

Harry Gentz Resigns After 35 Years of Board Service

Harry Gentz served faithfully as a cooperative director for 35 years and, with much emotion, announced his resignation at the June meeting of the Board of Directors. A resident of Blissfield, Harry was first elected to the Southeastern Energy Cooperative (SEC) Board...

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