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Testimonials

“I want to personally thank the Chamber on behalf of the Bowie Baysox for organizing the electric co-op. Like many facilities, electricity plays a major role in operating our business. Our membership to the GBCC has saved us thousands of dollars on our electricity bills. The co-op is one very tangible way the GBCC is helping local businesses protect, enhance, and promote their operation. My expectation is that other businesses in the greater Bowie area will start noticing the value of membership.”
Brian Shallcross, General Manager, Bowie Baysox Baseball Club

“With my industry being in a very difficult economic period, the savings from being involved with the Chambers CO-OP, has been a tremendous help in stabilizing my bottom line.”
Jimmy Marcos, Owner, TJ Elliott’s Restuarant

“As a brand new business operation, we were shocked by our first BGE Electric Bill. The GBCC Electricity Cooperative provided us with immediate financial relief and peace of mind because the cooperative monitors and provides reports on a weekly basis. Thus far, we are completely satisfied with the GBCC Electricity Cooperative Program.”
Bob Thompson, Owner, Old Bowie Town Grille

“Thank you so much for arranging for this energy coop. The Coop fee was paid by savings in my electric bills within the first two months. I compared my 2005 and 2006 BGE rates. My Crofton bills were up 55% and my Bowie bills increased by 60% during the same summer periods, prior to the Coop rates starting. While this year’s energy bills are higher than the previous year’s — due to the general rate increases, the bills are up by just about 15%. Based on what I have heard from other franchise owners who are not part of an energy coop, their winter bills are still unmanageable. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The monthly difference for the electric bills provide me with the option to advertise more or to enjoy the profits. It was overwhelming as a small business owner to have the energy bills jump so high and, as a result, to remove an element of control of my cash flows. Thank you again.”
Lisa Gritti, owner, Curves — Crofton and Curves — Bowie

“We are saving about 10% vs what we would be paying without the coop. The customer service has been great. We had a problem early on with getting all three of our accounts in the coop and the consultant took care of us in a very professional manner. The best part about the coop is that we have some control. When the market was not favorable we did not enter into a contract. Well worth the cost.”
Art Widmann, CFP, Widmann Financial Services