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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 […]

                    Baldwin EMC retiree David Lindell sits down with employee Jason Day

                    Baldwin EMC retiree David Lindell sits down with employee Jason Day

                      Mr. David Lindell retired as transportation supervisor in 2006. We asked him to sit down with Jason Day, who has worked as an assistant mechanic for two years. Jason Day: When you came on board in 1972, were you working out of our main Summerdale office? David Lindell: Oh, yes. I knew that [Baldwin EMC] had built this […]

                      Retiree Bobbie Madaris takes a moment to visit with Baldwin EMC

                      Retiree Bobbie Madaris takes a moment to visit with Baldwin EMC

                        Mrs. Bobbie Madaris retired from Baldwin EMC’s call center in 2004. Now at home in Gadsden, Ala., she spoke to us over the phone about her experiences during her 15-year career. Baldwin EMC: Today we have an entire department dedicated to the calls, payments and inquiries of our members, but I understand you were the […]

                        Baldwin EMC retiree Edward Kinsey sits down with employee Sol Fleming

                        Baldwin EMC retiree Edward Kinsey sits down with employee Sol Fleming

                          Mr. Edward Kinsey retired as a field engineer in 2000. We asked him to sit down with Sol Fleming, an engineer in Baldwin EMC’s South Baldwin district who came on board in 2015. Sol Fleming: So you retired in engineering in 2000, but did you always work in that department? Edward Kinsey: No, I actually […]