Bolivia, N.C. – Atlantic Telephone Membership Corporation (ATMC) held its 61st Annual Meeting of Members Friday, October 5th, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
Attendees enjoyed a barbeque dinner and special entertainment by the Duke Ladd Band. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Quartet performed the National Anthem. A total of $3,000 in cash prizes was given away, with Nancy Vereen claiming the $750 grand prize.
Directors Albert H. “Al” Parker, Jr. (District 5), R. Gene Ward (District 7), and John W. “Buster” Dowless (Western Region) were each re-elected for three-year terms to the cooperative board. Keith Holden, ATMC CEO and General Manager, spoke about the year’s successes, the progression of ATMC’s five-year expansion and upgrade plan, and also announced the return of a wireless product slated for availability in early 2019. ATMC Board President, Douglas H. Hawes, spoke about the cooperatives most recent capital credit allocation and thanked the employees for their work to restore services after Hurricane Florence. In total, more than 1,850 members registered for this year’s meeting.
“The cooperatives commitment to this community and work to bring faster broadband speeds to Brunswick County has not gone unnoticed. In February, ATMC was honored to be named a Smart Rural Community Provider by The Rural Broadband Association,” said Holden. He added, “We will continue to bring high speed internet access to more rural areas until all of our customers have access to speeds of at least 500 Mbps.”
“ATMC is a strong cooperative and our strength comes from the loyalty and support of our more than 40,000 customers and members,” said Hawes. “ATMC remains a local company dedicated to the needs and wants of those we serve. It is this approach that has allowed us to prosper for over six decades: and it is the same approach that will pave the way to continued prosperity in our future.”
ATMC is a member-owned cooperative providing a multitude of communications services, including telephone, business systems, Internet/Broadband, cable television service, and ATMC Security, in Brunswick and Columbus Counties in southeastern North Carolina. ATMC is the largest communications cooperative in North Carolina and one of the largest in the country. For more information on ATMC products and services, visit www.atmc.com.
PICTURED: Grand Prize Winner Nancy Vereen of Bolivia, N.C.
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