Your Co-op, Your Community

Making memories… and so much more

Making memories… and so much more

    Five years ago, when Baldwin EMC Energy Marketing Specialist Kevin Wilson was asked if he was interested in volunteering for a deer hunt event for children with special needs, he was intrigued. “I’m a lifelong hunter myself, so I was interested right off the bat,” Wilson said. “When I found out I would actually be […]

    Cycling for a Cause

    Cycling for a Cause

      Baldwin EMC employee Shelby Singleton pulls double-duty as a volunteer and participant in RIDEYELLOW event When Baldwin EMC Work Order Specialist (and avid cyclist) Shelby Singleton heard about RIDEYELLOW from a co-worker two years ago, she knew it was something she wanted to be a part of. “In this day and time, everyone is affected […]

      Feeding the Need

      Feeding the Need

        Co-op employees volunteer for the food pantry of Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. Last spring, two employees from Baldwin EMC’s South Baldwin line crew spent the day helping provide energy to local families. No, not electrical energy, but grocery items for those needing a little help after facing unexpected and extreme financial hardship. Volunteering at Ecumenical Ministries […]

        Caring for the Community

        Caring for the Community

          In early May, the United Way of Baldwin County held its annual Day of Caring, an opportunity in which volunteers throughout the community donated both their time and energy toward a total of nine service projects in Baldwin County. “The Day of Caring is actually a national event conducted through United Way in communities all […]

          Swift-Coles Historic Home

          Swift-Coles Historic Home

            The Swift-Coles Historic Home in Bon Secour is a popular venue for weddings and receptions, due in no small part to its picturesque location. Nestled among live oaks draped in Spanish moss, the 6,000-square-foot home was originally constructed in 1882, with additions made in 1902 and 1908. “Our trees are 120 years old or more,” […]

            A Day of Service

            A Day of Service

              Twice a year, Baldwin EMC closes its offices so that employees can take part in mandatory all-day training. This is one of many opportunities the co-op takes to ensure we continue to operate as safely, efficiently and effectively as possible. This past February, we decided to change up the traditional schedule of our semi-annual Training […]

              Catholic Social Services

              Catholic Social Services

                Several weeks ago, four Baldwin EMC employees traveled just up the road from the co-op’s Summerdale headquarters to provide volunteer assistance at Catholic Social Services of Baldwin/Escambia County. The agency is housed in an unassuming building on Hwy. 59 in Robertsdale, but the individuals inside helped a grand total of 1,500 local families in 2017 […]

                Baldwin County Special Olympics

                Baldwin County Special Olympics

                  On Friday, March 23, approximately 300 student athletes will gather at Volanta Park in Fairhope to participate in the games of the annual Baldwin County Special Olympics. Representing their respective Baldwin County schools, and bringing their individual skills to the field, these athletes will compete to bring home a win. But perhaps the greatest victory […]

                  Heroes take to the water

                  Heroes take to the water

                    This time last year, Baldwin EMC Energy Marketing Specialist and U.S. Air Force veteran Brad Taylor was looking for a way to donate his time locally to help other military veterans, when a co-worker told Taylor about Heroes on the Water (HOW). A national organization with a mission “to help warriors relax, rehabilitate and reintegrate […]

                    A helping hand for Habitat ReStore

                    A helping hand for Habitat ReStore

                      Each calendar year Baldwin EMC employees are granted eight hours, or one full work day, of community service leave. This initiative allows us to take a brief pause from our normal daily duties providing power to our members, and serve our neighbors in a different way. In this series, we will be highlighting a different employee (or group of employees) […]

                      Baldwin EMC retiree Elmer McDaniel sits down with CEO Karen Moore

                      Baldwin EMC retiree Elmer McDaniel sits down with CEO Karen Moore

                        To close our Retiree Spotlight series, we asked Mr. Elmer McDaniel, who retired as executive vice president and general manager of Baldwin EMC in 1997, to stop by for a visit with our current chief executive officer, Karen Moore. Mr. McDaniel was hired as member services director and then served as accounting office manager before beginning his 17-year tenure as G.M. Karen […]

                        Baldwin EMC retiree Mickey Wiley sits down with employee Brad Taylor

                        Baldwin EMC retiree Mickey Wiley sits down with employee Brad Taylor

                          Mr. Mickey Wiley retired from the Baldwin EMC marketing and member services department in 2000. When we asked him to sit down with Energy Marketing Specialist Brad Taylor, we knew they’d have plenty to “talk shop” about, from our home energy efficiency programs to Youth Tour. But what they also share in common is their […]