Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced last week Tipmont REMC will receive more than $16 million in grants from the second phase of the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. The program is designed to foster broadband infrastructure investment in unserved areas of the state.
Wintek powered by Tipmont is excited to launch a new video series featuring several of our community members. Our families, our friends, and our neighbors make up the community we call home. These are the people, like you, who make our area a rich and vibrant place to live. And we’re delighted to share their stories with you.
On the evening of August 10, severe storms with high winds rolled through our service territory. At one point, over 10,000 homes were out of power, over 40% of our total membership. The response of our team was nothing short of heroic.
2020 has been a year of challenges. For the first time in more than a century, our nation has been rocked by a pandemic that has shaken us to our roots. Most of us were caught unprepared—not the least of which have been our educational systems. Even now, great uncertainty remains with regards to the upcoming school year, but all indications suggest that remote learning will become at least a semi-regular fixture in our lives for the foreseeable future, as we seek to keep ourselves—and especially our children—safe and healthy.
My article last month centered on Indiana’s utility disconnect moratorium and Tipmont’s commitment to help those of you who are struggling with unemployment, reduced hours, or furloughs from the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium expiration date was extended to Aug. 14 after the July Indiana Connection deadline and may be extended further if COVID-19 cases continue to increase.
Many Hoosiers are experiencing unemployment, reduced hours, or furloughs from the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those jobs may not come back, meaning workers will need to learn new skills to help them realize new opportunities.
Think of the Emergency Munchie Truck — or EMT — as a vehicle speeding to the rescue of any skepticism you have about food truck cuisine. There are no inferior ingredients, oily options, or soggy salt bombs here, just an imaginative, inspired menu of vegetarian waffle sandwiches.
We live and work in this community and when you struggle, we all struggle.
Last month, I shared that our board of directors decided to postpone the 2020 Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 25. We’re all hoping that the pandemic continues to ebb, but the safety of each member we serve will always be our primary consideration.
With summer now in full swing, it’s the season for savory meats, sweet treats … and maybe just a little bit of experimentation. Pineapple shake? Banana root beer? Bubblegum Sprite?
Tipmont REMC will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of Independence Day.