LCEC honored at 2023 Industry Appreciation Awards

November 1, 2023 – LCEC received the Large Business of the Year award at the 30th Industry Appreciation Awards luncheon. LCEC was among 20 finalists being recognized for the ways their business shapes the economy, workforce and overall industry in Lee County. Winners were selected by The Horizon Foundation, the Horizon Council, and Lee County Economic Development. Many of the winners in the six categories stood out during challenging times, demonstrating their commitment to customers and the community.

LCEC was recognized for their herculean efforts before, during, and after Hurricane Ian. Following the devastating hurricane, LCEC employees put their personal hardships aside to work around-the-clock for weeks on end to restore power, reenergizing one in four members within just four days. “LCEC is extremely honored and proud to receive this prestigious award. It is a testament to our dedication to our valued members, our community, and our rich cooperative traditions,” said LCEC CEO Denise Vidal. “It is the ultimate display of our LCEC value of working together to make success happen.”

Find out more about LCEC Hurricane Ian response here. LCEC applauds all Industry Appreciation Award winners and finalists.