Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) communicators Savannah Chandler and Greg Brooks were presented multiple awards during the 2018 Cooperative Communicator Association's (CCA) Annual Institute in Fort Worth, Texas.
The two claimed trophies in the CCA Communications Contest, which evaluates the skills of communicators working for member-owned cooperative businesses from across the nation. Major sectors represented include agriculture, food, telecommunications, energy, and banking.
This year's contest had 610 entries representing 58 different companies. Awards were presented in the categories of writing, photography, programs and projects, and publications.
In addition to the contest awards, Chandler was presented the Michael Graznak Award, one of the association's top distinctions for cooperative communicators. This honor symbolizes accomplishments, contributions, competence and promise of young cooperative communicators, and recognizes their sustained excellence, creativity, insight, and performance.
"I will ALWAYS remember the moment I stepped on stage to accept the Michael Graznak Award and spotted my precious family who traveled to surprise me," said Chandler. "You experience a special emotion when others agree you've picked the right profession. I'm beyond grateful for this recognition."
CCA is an organization of 250 professionals who communicate for cooperatives. Through professional development opportunities, association members excel in communications disciplines such as writing, photography, video and publication design. Learn more at www.communicators.coop.
Walton EMC supplies energy to more than 127,000 residential, business and industrial accounts in 10 northeast Georgia counties. Our mission is to provide reliable energy and electric services - delivered efficiently, with extraordinary customer care.