VOL. 112 -  Oct. 15, 2020
CEO MESSAGE 
Mission-Critical: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
For the nation's electric co-ops, the fight against inequality is central to our mission. Our mandate is clear and that is to shape a more diverse, inclusive and equitable future in the communities we serve. To understand why this is so critical for our communities to thrive as a whole, read more. 
WORD OF WARNING
Is there a 'silent killer' lurking in your home? 
Cooler weather often brings with it an increase in potential exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning. Using heating appliances, like portable electric generators and kerosene heaters in poorly ventilated spaces, can have fatal consequences. To learn how you can avoid exposure to this "silent killer," read more. 
  
 
FORESTRY FOCUS 
Oct. 27-28: Forestry Landowner Conference 
Local forest landowners are invited to participate in The North Carolina and Virginia Forest Landowner Conference, which is scheduled to be offered virtually on Oct. 27-28. The free conference will provide valuable tools and tips to help landowners improve the management and profitability of their forest lands. Read more
CYBERSECURITY
How to protect our growing online presence
Cyberattacks pose a growing threat to people and businesses. They can disable computers and steal your personal data. To help thwart these malicious assaults and keep your online presence secure, read more. 
MONEY MATTERS
Support local businesses with Co-op Connections 
A thriving local community and a thriving local economy go hand-in-hand. Now more than ever, the need to support our local businesses in imperative. You can do that and reap cost-savings with The Co-op Connections card. Check it out.
YOU'RE INVITED
Join us as we celebrate National Co-op Month 
Roanoke Electric continues to roll out the welcome mat to member-owners each Friday in October, in observance of National Co-op Month. Stop by, between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., for "grab-and-go" snacks and giveaways. To learn more about the event and safety requirements, read more.   
Nov. 12 Webinar: Spotlight on the local economy
The next Broadband and Beyond webinar, presented by Roanoke Electric, will focus on what the future holds for local businesses in the age of COVID-19. Featured speaker Jamillia Hawkins of NC Pandemic Recovery Office will shed light on the pandemic's impact on our economy. 
Save the date: Nov. 12, 2020. For more information, visit the

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