Logan County Electric Cooperative
Please Join Us in Congratulating the Logan County Electric Cooperative as September's Logan County Chamber Entrepreneur & Business of the Month.
On October 21, 1936 Logan County residents and businesses were changed forever when electricity was turned on for the first time in the rural areas of the county. With the signing of a contract with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) in January 1936, and subsequent permission from the Logan County Commissioners, the Logan County Power and Light Cooperative Association, Inc. began construction of power lines on May 25, 1936. 82 years later, the Logan County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) now serves 4,620 member-owners and maintains 679 miles of electric lines in Logan County.
As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, Logan County Electric Cooperative was founded on four principles that guide the decisions they make: integrity, accountability, innovation and community. LCEC further demonstrates their commitment to integrity by practicing the seven cooperative principles - voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, member economic participation, autonomy and independence, education, cooperative among cooperatives, and concern for community. These principles serve as guidelines for LCEC to ensure all functions are for the common good of their membership. With strong values and principles, LCEC is constantly working to bring power to Logan County with integrity - a value where words and actions must align with one another.
Logan County Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit electric utility led by a board of directors that consist of their member-owners. As a not-for-profit utility LCEC delivers electricity to their members at cost, and returns excess earnings back to their member-owners! Since 1936, Logan County Electric Cooperative has returned over $9,000,000 to their members. This is integrity in action.
With a team of 20 employees, Logan County Electric Cooperative strives to serve their members in a way that exceeds their expectations. General Manager, Rick Petty, serves the cooperative's members with a kind and caring team that is consistently ranked among some of the highest cooperatives in the nation. They all work and operate with their members' best interest in mind - guided by LCEC's values and principles.
Logan County Electric Cooperative values the Logan County community. They exist for the purpose of powering the community and empowering their members to improve their quality of life. "It's easy to choose to be a member of an organization that shares these values. The Chamber of Commerce seeks to serve the community just like we do," said Michael Wilson, Director of Communications, when asked about their chamber membership. "The strongest communities share more than just affordable electricity; they share the same values."
Logan County Electric Cooperative
1587 C. R. 32 N.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Previous Business/Entrepreneurs of the Month
September: Logan County Electric Cooperative
August: Sloan Insurance Center
July: Belser Accounting and Tax Service, Inc.
June: Dr. Robert Goble
May: Stolly Insurance Group
April: Grand Rental Station
March: EWH Spectrum
February: Belle Printing
January: Robinaugh EMS, LLC
December: Humble Construction Company
November: Yoder Concrete Construction
October: Thomas & Marker Construction Company
September: Wren's Florist & Greenhouse
August: Smith, Smith, Montgomery & Chamberlain
July: Bell Hankins Realty Group
June: D. William Boy, CPA
May: Gantz Chiropractic
April: Ohio Caverns
March: Homecoming Family Restaurant
February: Lee Surveying & Mapping Co.
January: Edward Jones
December: Fast Track Signs
November: Heiby Oil Company
October: Thompson, Dunlap & Heydinger, LTD
September: Precision Custom Products
August: Alan Galvez Insurance Group
July: Royer Realty LTD
June: Easton Water Solutions
May: High Point Home Health
April: Lowe's Home Improvement
March: Ashley Furniture HomeStore
February: Six Hundred Downtown
January: Maze Hearing and Balance LLC
December: Hill & Hamilton Insurance and Financial Services
November: Zimmerman Realty, Ltd
October: Me & Company Salon
September: Stephen's Fine Jewelry
August: Citizen Federal Savings & Loan Association
July: C and E Eyecare, LLC
June: National Salt Distributors
May: Neer Sand and Gravel
April: Costin Family Practice
March: Trey Daring & Dennis Sanford (Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Homes)
February: Shawn Keller, Phil Kinley (Buckeye State Bank)
January: Jim Hilliker (Wendy's)
December: The Duff Companies
November: Sims Brothers Recycling
October: Engelhaupt Embroidery
September: Donatos - Jim Snyder
August: Comfort Inn - Roy Smith
July: Ed Donnelly Ent. Inc.
June: A New Leaf Florist
May: Cherokee Hills Golf Course
April: Fissel Flooring
March: Marie's Candies
February: Cassano's Pizza & Subs
January: Bellefontaine Examiner
December: Mobile Instrument Service & Repair
November: Steve Austin's Auto Group
October: Whitmore House
September: KFC - Kentucky Fried Chicken
August: V-Teck Communications, Inc.
July: The Strayer Co.
June: Lee's Comfort Shoes
May: Big Orange Shoe Shop
April: Global Organic Alliance, Inc.
March: Education Station
February: Acrux Investigation Agency, LTD/Surmount Solutions Group LTD
January: Thompson Electric
December: Marmom Valley Farm
November: Anderson Ford
October: Fire Safety Services, Inc.
September: Hess Lumber Company
August: Wish-Well Farms Produce
July: Holdren Brothers
June: Spend-A-Day Marina
May: Peterson Electric & Heating Inc.
April: Buckeye Spirit