When you think of October pumpkins, Halloween and beautiful fall foliage naturally come to mind. But October is notable for another reason—it’s National Co-op Month! This is the time of year when cooperatives across the country, including Jones-Onslow EMC, celebrate who we are and more importantly, the members we serve.

Cooperatives are different than other types of businesses. When the market declines to offer a product or service or does so at a very high price, co-ops intervene to fill the need.

Similar to how JOEMC was built by members who came together to bring electricity to our community, cooperatives are conveners for the common good. Your electric co-op exists to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to you, the members of the co-op. Equally important is our mission to enrich the lives of the members we serve.

We’re committed to helping make our communities a better place to live, work, and raise families by working with various organizations through economic development projects, civic functions, and community betterment initiatives.

At JOEMC, we do more than supply power. Because we’re local and owned by you, our members, building communities is core to our mission. That’s why we invest in programs and opportunities that leave a lasting impression on the people that live here.