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The Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants to three deserving community organizations within the BEK service area. RDFC, a North Dakota nonprofit whose member-owners are cooperatives serving rural North Dakota, including BEK Communications Cooperative, is committed to supporting local initiatives and community development projects.
In a recent segment of Dakota Cowboy featuring BEK Board Director Sanford Williams, he emphasizes the significance of National Cooperative Month as an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of providing rural cooperatives with advanced technology and services comparable to those in urban areas, if not better. Williams highlights the crucial role of having equal connectivity infrastructure in smaller, rural communities for conducting business and fostering connections similar to larger cities.
In a recent segment on "Ladies of Another View," BEK Communications Cooperative featured their newest Board Director, Holly Will. Holly discussed various aspects of BEK, its commitment to rural communities in North Dakota, and the significance of October as National Coop Month.
In a segment on Trent on the Loos, Kevin Bernhardt, the Vice President of the BEK Communications Cooperative Board of Directors, engages in a conversation with BEK's Chief Operations Officer, Jordan Hassler. They emphasize the significance of recognizing October as National Cooperative Month and underscore the cooperative's core principles of being "for the people and by the people."
In a special segment of the BEK TV program "Ladies of Another View," the focus is on October being National Coop Month, featuring an interview with Jordan Hassler, the Chief Operating Officer of BEK Communications Cooperative, and Brett Stroh, the President of BEK's Board of Directors. They discuss the significance of Coop Month and the role of cooperatives, particularly telecommunications cooperatives, in North Dakota. Plus, they announce the expansion of the BEK membership area!
BEK Communications Cooperative awarded the Linton Senior Citizens Club a $1,000 grant through the BEK Community Partnership Program to repair the facility’s leaking roof. Kevin Bernhardt, BEK District III Director, presented the award on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at the Linton Senior Citizens Club in Linton.