Innovation requires both courage and compassion. It takes courage because there is no guarantee that the new thing you're trying to do will succeed. But true innovation – something beyond mere change – also requires compassion, the belief that this success should be shared by everyone, not just a select few.
Jeremy Konkle, PE named chief operating officer; Jennifer Rufatto named chief marketing officer
Tipmont REMC and Wintek powered by Tipmont named Jeremy Konkle, PE as its chief operating officer and Jennifer Rufatto as its chief marketing officer.
Although it’s technically autumn now, it’s the time of year that we latch onto the last few shreds of summer we can find — a few more splashes in the pool, rounds of golf, and evenings relaxing outside … even if we occasionally need some jackets or blankets.
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.