ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas South, one of the Southeast's leading natural gas providers, has been awarded the 2018 Business-to-Business Partnership IMPACT Award from the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) of Atlanta.
Gas South was recognized for its partnership with Cobb EMC, in which the utility providers strengthened opportunities for local students in the Atlanta community by focusing on improving education in the areas of literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
As part of the partnership, volunteers from Gas South and Cobb EMC worked together on two different programs. The first, Literacy Week, is a program that focuses on bringing authors into 44 local schools to encourage creativity through writing and illustration. The second, the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament, focuses on STEM and teaching students how to problem solve. Together, Gas South and Cobb EMC have reached more than 24,000 students at 150 schools.
"It's important to empower students to gain exposure to these essential literary and STEM-focused programs," said Kevin Greiner, president and CEO of Gas South. "When we combine forces, we can make our communities better to make a true impact in our local communities. We're honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of both companies' work and the volunteer efforts of many team members at both companies."
"We're extremely proud to work together to make our communities a better place to live, work and play," said Peter Heintzelman, president and CEO of Cobb EMC. "Both of our companies are dedicated to the communities we serve, and it's an honor to share this award with the Gas South team."
In their 21st year, the IMPACT Awards pay tribute to the philanthropic companies who dedicate time and resources to fulfill their corporate social responsibility (CSR). The 2018 awards were presented at the CVC's annual IMPACT Awards luncheon on September 12, and finalists included 15 Atlanta-area corporations.
To learn more about Gas South and its community outreach efforts, visit https://www.gas-south.com/.
About Gas South:
Gas South is a leading provider of natural gas in competitive markets throughout the southeastern U.S. The company serves more than 300,000 residential, business and governmental customers in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. Gas South offers simple and competitively priced rate plans, outstanding local customer service, and a promise to give back 5% of its profits to help children in need. Since 2016, Gas South has been recognized as one of the "Top Workplaces in Atlanta" by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gas South is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cobb EMC, one of the country's largest electric cooperatives. For more information, visit www.Gas-South.com.
SOURCE Gas South