October is National Co-op Month

Flathead Electric Cooperative (FEC) is joining the nation’s 29,000 cooperative businesses in recognizing National Cooperative Month in October. Cooperatives are businesses owned and operated by their member-owners, and thirty million Americans (more than a third of the country) are members of a co-op. There are 183 various co-ops in Montana, and a dozen in the Flathead County and Libby areas of FEC’s service territory. A recent survey found that the vast majority of consumers believe businesses owned and governed by their members are more trustworthy than those that are not. In a nutshell, cooperatives put people first and are motivated to meet their needs. Members are invited to stop by sometime during the week of October 16-20, to enjoy a cookie as we celebrate National Co-op Month. The main headquarters of FEC is located at 2510 Hwy 2 East in Kalispell.