We have really enjoyed our partnership with Brunswick Electric and the business development center," says Sandra Gore, president and owner of Coastal Temporary Services, which "graduated" from a BEMC incubator.
The basic approach was for BEMC to serve as a catalyst for the project," he says.
Three years ago, BEMC joined the Touchstone association of power cooperatives, which provides marketing resources and assistance to members.
This year's lineup of BEMC Bright Ideas awards emphasizes reading skills.
Our communities know that they can count on BEMC for support," says co-op spokeswoman Linda Thomas.
For the past two years BEMC and Touchstone have helped host the Beach Diamond Invitational Baseball and Softball Tournament, held for three days during spring break.
The BEMC leadership sees nothing remarkable about such activities, regarding them simply as part of the co-op's natural role.
Leveraged Funds/Source North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation zero-percent economic development loans, to RCSC, guaranteed by BEMC, for the construction of the Winnabowand Tabor City buildings $950,000 BEMC 5-percent economic development loan to RCSC for the construction of the Winnabow building $128,326 For the construction of the Whiteville building and access road (which are owned by BEMC and leased to RCSC): USDA Rural Economic Development Loan (repaid) $100,000 North Carolina Technological Development Authority $185,000 North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center Inc $30,000 USDA Industrial Development Grant $32,000 Columbus County, N.