Pickens Chamber Member of the Month

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative has been selected as the Pickens Chamber Member of the Month for September. Organized in 1940, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit utility that provides service to its 64,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional accounts situated in northwestern South Carolina. The cooperative’s 7,000-mile system of power lines stretches across an 1,800-square-mile territory. Blue Ridge supplies electricity to the majority of the land area in Oconee and Pickens counties, northern portions of Anderson and Greenville counties, and a small part of Spartanburg County. The cooperative is also the parent company of Blue Ridge Security Solutions. In its 18 years of existence, the security company has grown rapidly and now ranks among the top 100 of America’s 3,000 security providers. Pictured above are Blue Ridge Coop employees Bryan Roper, Liza Holder, Elaine Banks and David Collins.