Cherryland Contributes $50,000 To Help Small Businesses Affected by Pandemic

In June, the co-op announced that it is contributing $50,000 to a regional grant program aimed at helping small businesses affected by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Cherryland board voted to give to the Regional Resiliency Fund (RRF), a joint program of local economic development organization, Traverse Connect, and their partner organization, Venture North, that provides grants to small businesses in Benzie, Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties.

The RRF is designed to support businesses with nine or fewer full-time employees in the three-county area negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These businesses can apply for grants up to $5,000.

Members Learn About Electric Vehicles, Rebates On Co-op Website

Are you interested in going electric for your next car, but still have questions? Cherryland’s website is your hub for everything related to EVs. Learn about EV ownership, calculate fuel cost and CO2 savings, check out the latest EV models on the road, and more. And if you are ready to buy, Cherryland offers rebates for the purchase of electric vehicles and charging stations.

For more information, visit the EV section of our website.

Co-op Offers Suite of Solar Programs For Members

Interested in going solar? Cherryland offers a suite of solar programs designed for those who want to support renewable energy with their cooperative. The suite includes community solar, net metering, and buy-all sell-all programs. Whether you want to cover your annual energy costs or use the clean energy you generate, there is a solar program for everyone!

To learn more, visit the Renewable Energy Programs section of our website.

Members Earn Rebates With Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Cherryland members are eligible to receive rebates for energy efficiency upgrades in their homes or businesses. Common upgrades include replacing incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs and purchasing Energy Star qualified appliances.

For a guide to our residential rebate program and a complete listing of rebates available on Energy Star qualified appliances, visit the Rebates section of our website.

Cherryland Office Closed Labor Day

The Cherryland office will be closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, September 8.

Line crews are on-call to respond to any outages or emergencies. You can report an outage by texting OUT to (800) 442-8616, logging into SmartHub, or by calling us at (231) 486-9200. Visit our website’s Outage Center for more details.