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We are community owned, community built and community focused! WGW: As an advertiser, what was it about West Georgia Woman that drew you to it? TM: We know that at least half of our Members are women, and West Georgia Woman magazine allows us to reach this important group with a beautiful, professional publication targeted to them. We also like the tie-in to social media which is another important communication channel for us. WGW: If you could provide one message to the readers of West Georgia Woman magazine, what would it be?

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www.klphillips-ea.com WGW: Tell us about your business – what is your mission, your business model or how do you help/what service do you provide to West Georgia consumers? What is it about your business that makes it different? How long have you been in business? TM: Carroll EMC is an electric cooperative. Our purpose is to provide safe, reliable power and service at the best value. Our greater purpose is to improve the lives of those we serve, and we’ve been doing that since we were founded in 1936. There are several things that differentiate us from other businesses. As a cooperative, we are owned by those we serve – our Members. Business decisions are made locally by local people. We live in and love the communities we serve. This helps us stay focused on meeting and exceeding our Members’ expectations. It also helps us think long term. We want our communities to thrive today and tomorrow. Also, as a cooperative, we are a not-for-profit. Excess revenue is returned each year to our Members, and $21.4 million has been returned over the past 10 years.

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TM: I believe that serving others is the key to happiness. There is something about helping others that brings joy and fulfillment in life. By the way, I love quotes, and here are some quotes related to this: “For it is in giving that we receive” – St. Francis of Assisi, and “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” – Albert Schweitzer WGW: What is your favorite thing about living or working in West Georgia? TM: I love the people. West Georgia people are friendly, hard-working, patriotic, giving and community minded. We care about each other and help each other in our times of need. Also, I’m fortunate to have the best West Georgia employees working at Carroll EMC! WGW: Your business doesn't cater just to women. Why is it important to you to reach out to women through this magazine? TM: Women are leaders in our community and in local businesses, small business owners and key decision-makers in the home. We want to be sure to communicate with women and stay in touch with them where they are receiving their communications. WGW: What significant woman in your life has had the most impact on you and how/why? TM: My wife, Shelley, is the most significant woman in my life. You know how they say behind every successful man is a woman – and a surprised

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West Georgia Woman Magazine August 2018  

West Georgia's only women's lifestyle magazine, and the most read, popular and preferred magazine in West Georgia.

West Georgia Woman Magazine August 2018  

West Georgia's only women's lifestyle magazine, and the most read, popular and preferred magazine in West Georgia.