OEC Electric and Fiber Awarded Large Business of the Year | OEC News

Service and community impact: a testament to dedication and innovation

In an impressive testament to its commitment to community and excellence, Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (OEC), along with our subsidiary OEC Fiber, was awarded the esteemed “Large Business of the Year” by the Norman Chamber of Commerce. The accolade was presented during a ceremony at the Embassy Suites in Norman, Oklahoma, on Feb. 1, highlighting our impact on the communities we serve and our unwavering dedication to core values.

The award reflects the collective efforts of every team member at OEC and OEC Fiber, whose daily operations ensure reliable services and member satisfaction.

“This honor is a testament to our employees and board’s unwavering dedication to being more than just service providers, but good and wonderful neighbors to our members and subscribers,” said OEC CEO Patrick Grace. “It’s about connecting, empowering and enriching our communities in every action we take.”

David Goodspeed, President of OEC Fiber, remarked on the long-term significance of our work.

“At OEC and OEC Fiber, we’re not just laying fiber optic cables or maintaining power lines; we’re building lifelines that connect our members to the world,” Goodspeed said. “This award from the Norman Chamber is a gratifying acknowledgment of our efforts to connect and empower our community. It reaffirms our resolve to keep pushing forward, making sure no one is left behind in today’s digital world.”

The Norman Chamber of Commerce’s recognition of OEC and OEC Fiber underlines the importance of our mission beyond the accolade itself. It reinforces the vital role of cooperatives in improving lives, whether through electrification or enhancing connectivity, ensuring that our legacy of service continues for future generations.

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