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PowerSource Wins Notable State Document Award


March 22, 2017   By Nicole Aiello in

Santee Cooper Public Relations Director Nicole Aiello accepts Notable State Document Award from the South Carolina State Library Acting Director Leesa Aiken.

I’m pretty excited to announce – and shout from the rooftops! – that Santee Cooper’s PowerSource magazine was honored with a 2016 Notable State Document Award on March 17 at the South Carolina State Library. Annually, the South Carolina State Depository System selects 10 notable publications that were released in the past calendar year. Librarians representing selected depository collections serve as judges, and the awards are announced in honor of Freedom of Information Day.

PowerSource was one of the chosen 10, and I couldn’t be more pleased and proud. The team in Corporate Communications and Corporate Print & Mail that puts this quarterly magazine together pours much love and hard work into the stories, designs, photographs and printing. We get a chance to meet interesting people and see amazing places that make this state such a unique place. Most importantly, we get a chance to tell their stories to our readers.

You don’t have to take my word for it; you can read PowerSource for yourself. If you don’t receive the magazine in print form, PowerSource is available for your online viewing pleasure. Our most recent edition chronicles the power and destruction from Hurricane Matthew, and the dedication, man hours and patience that followed. We take a journey back in time at the L.W. Paul Living History Farm, located in Horry County, and capture a glimpse of what it was like living on a rural farm in the early 1900s. We highlight the tenacity of Pawleys Island residents and their quest to bury utility lines throughout their town. We also show how Santee Cooper and the state’s electric cooperatives work together to bring in business.

Although I was thrilled to accept the award, I’m more thrilled when I hear from people who read the magazine and its stories. You can always let us know what you think, or send us story ideas, by emailing me at nicole.aiello@santeecooper.com. I hope you enjoy reading our magazine as much as we enjoy making it.