Cherryland Gifts $2.5 Million To Membership in Special Credit

At their August board meeting, the Cherryland board voted to give $2.5 million to the membership in a special, one-time credit on their October bills. The credit comes in response to the hardship the community has faced related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Members can identify the credit on their bills as the “Cooperative Advantage Credit.” The amount of each individual member’s credit will be based on their usage and its contribution to the co-op’s total energy sales in 2020. Learn more about this credit here.

Cherryland Celebrates National Cooperative Month

Cherryland is proud to be one of 900 electric cooperatives powering more than 20 million American homes, businesses, farms and schools in 48 states. Thank you to all the co-op members and employees that keep Cherryland and the cooperative tradition thriving.

Members Support Local Nonprofits Through Cherryland Cares

Cherryland Cares distributes funds to local nonprofit organizations in need of financial support. The funds distributed by Cherryland Cares are a result of members electing to round up their monthly bills to the nearest dollar. Members can contribute to the Cherryland Cares fund by calling 231-486-9200, signing up through SmartHub, or sending an email to

If you are an area nonprofit agency seeking financial help, please call Shannon Mattson at 231-486-9234 or email The deadline for fourth quarter applications is Friday, Dec. 11.

Co-op Buys And Donates Pigs At Virtual Livestock Auction

The co-op purchased pigs from Cherryland members Robert Brown, Casey Meredith, and Ned Milne during the 4-H virtual livestock auction in August. The pigs were then donated to the Father Fred Foundation, Goodwill, and Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Congrats to all on pigs well raised!