October Is National Co-op Month


Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month.

When Bandera Electric Cooperative celebrates Co-op Month, it really means we’re celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members.

Our core business purpose is to serve as your electricity provider, but the larger mission of the co-op is to help make our corner of the world a better place.

Concern for Community is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share. Like our wires running through our service territory, our concern for friends and neighbors flows through all of our decisions—because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor.

BEC works to help our community thrive through initiatives led by our employees and local board that’s composed of neighbors who live right here in our community. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them.

We’re proud to support local youths through the Government-in-Action Youth Tour and scholarship programs. With your help, we offer programs to provide assistance to our community’s most vulnerable members.

The word “cooperative” is close to “cooperation,” meaning people working together toward a common goal—mutually benefiting one another and the larger community. That’s the essence of the cooperative spirit. Our employees and member-elected board are invested in the community in which we live and serve.

Above all, as a co-op, we put our members’ priorities first. As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. We have numerous programs in place to help, so give us a call if you have questions about your energy bills.

BEC is continually examining ways to operate more efficiently while continuing to provide the highest level of friendly, reliable service you expect and deserve. After all, we were built by the members we serve. We’re your local co-op.
Posted Wednesday, October 25, 2023