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Beltrami Electric Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Touchstone Energy® Community Award


September 18, 2018

Do you know an organization that has made outstanding contributions to the local community?

Beltrami Electric Cooperative is seeking applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes businesses, non-profit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community. Any organization that has helped make their community with the areas served by Beltrami Electric a better place to live and work is eligible for the $500 cash award.

Community members may nominate an organization, association or business by completing an application form, available at Beltrami Electric Cooperative, 4111 Technology Dr. NW, Bemidji, Minn. or online at The application will require a description of the project, program or event and the positive impact it brought to the community. Completed applications must be received at Beltrami Electric's office by October 31, 2018.

"As an electric cooperative serving this area, we have a high regard for community involvement," CEO of Beltrami Electric Jared Echternach said. "This award allows us to highlight and encourage those individuals or organizations that have shown an outstanding commitment to the community."

The award recipient will be announced November 5, 2018, and will then contend for the statewide Touchstone Energy Community Award, which has a cash prize of $1,000. The statewide award winner will be recognized at the Minnesota Rural Electric Association annual meeting in February 2019.

The Minnesota Touchstone Energy® cooperatives are part of a national alliance of more than 700 electric cooperatives that adhere to the values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.


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