KEYS DONATES $1K TO KWHS OPERATION GRADUATION AND PROVIDES IN-KIND SERVICE TO HELP CONTINUE SCHOOL TRADITION
05/24/2013 ~ Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) recently donated $1,000 to Key West High School’s (KWHS) annual Operation Graduation program to provide a safe party alternative to seniors after the graduation ceremony on June 7th. KEYS made the donation via its Community Sponsorship fund which annually provides $10,000 in sponsorships to local non-profit organizations.
“KEYS has been a long-time supporter of the Operation Graduation program, and we are pleased to once again help offer a safe alternative to graduating seniors with which to celebrate their achievements,” said Lynne Tejeda, KEYS’ General Manager & CEO.
KEYS will also provide in-kind service assistance to KWHS by providing Poinciana flower trimmings to be used to line the field of Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium for the graduation ceremony. KEYS tree trimming crews will help with this service in order to continue the tradition of having graduates enter the field via a Poinciana flower lined path.
PHOTO CAPTION: (From left) Principal Amber Archer-Bosco looks on as KEYS’ General Manager & CEO Lynne Tejeda presents a $1,000 Operation Graduation sponsorship check to Athletic Director & Operation Graduation coordinator Neda Preston and Student Activities Director Jessy Archer.
KEYS OFFICES TO CLOSE IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY
05/21/2013 ~ In observance of Memorial Day, Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th.
KEYS’ offices will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, May 28th, at 8:00 a.m.
KEYS WARNS CUSTOMERS OF LOCAL SCAM
05/08/2013 ~ Keys Energy Services (KEYS) has been made aware of a local scam that is targeting utility customers with the aim to have energy bill payments wired to fictitious accounts.
Under the scam, customers are informed that their residence or business is scheduled to be disconnected for non-payment. They are then instructed to wire the payment to a fictitious account to avoid immediate disconnection of service. The scammers appear to be contacting customers outside of normal business hours (8:00 – 5:00P) and are utilizing the pressure of having service disconnected as a means to have victims erroneously wire money.
“Our customers should understand that we will never call them outside of normal working hours to collect past due balances,” said Lynne Tejeda, KEYS’ General Manager & CEO. She went on to add that, “if customers are unsure of the authenticity of a call and need to verify its legitimacy, they should contact KEYS at (305) 295-1000 and ask to speak with a Customer Services representative. At that time they can check the status of their account and verify their account information.
KEYS has been made aware that the scam has targeted a local convenience store. The business in question was called during the early morning hours from an (855) area code. Well informed employees prevented the fraud from being perpetrated, but all KEYS’ customers are advised to remain vigilant to avoid falling prey to the scam.
KEYS TO SUSPEND REBATE PROGRAM JUNE 28TH
04/30/2013 ~ Due to overwhelming demand, Keys Energy Services’ (KEYS) Rebate Program will be suspended on Friday, June 28th.
KEYS’ customers interested in applying for a rebate must submit the necessary application and paperwork by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 28th, to be eligible while funds last. No rebate applications will be accepted after that date. Applications can be obtained at www.KeysEnergy.com.
“We are once again pleased with the success of the rebate program and hope to be able to reinstate it in the fall as funds become available,” said Lynne Tejeda, KEYS’ General Manager & CEO.
Since the inception of the rebate program in 2008, KEYS has processed over $400,000 in rebates for qualified energy efficient appliances. Based on application rates, the most popular rebate in 2013 has been for clothes washers, with over 600 rebates being awarded.
UTILITY BOARD RECOGNIZES CALENDAR ART CONTEST WINNERS
04/25/2013 ~ Keys Energy Services (KEYS) recently sponsored an energy conservation art contest for all elementary school students in the Lower Florida Keys. One overall winner and two winners from each grade level were selected from over 2,000 entries to grace the pages of KEYS 17th annual Energy Conservation calendar.
The overall winner was Suchada Linda Dali, a third grade student from Montessori Charter School. Her artwork will be featured on the cover of KEYS’ national award-winning 2013-2014 calendar. The winning artists whose work will illustrate each of the 12 months are:
Kindergarten: Payton Leigh Junker & Siarah Singh
First Grade: Malia Cowan & Yoel Lamadrid
Second Grade: Samantha Baber & Daisyjulisa Fernandez
Third Grade: Kenniah Chapman & Julia C. Falconer
Fourth Grade: Bailye Flynn & Marsella Munoz
Fifth Grade: Sophia Block & Kathryn Bremer
The 13 winners attended the April 24th Utility Board meeting and were recognized for their efforts. All of the winners were presented with a $50 gift card, in addition to having their artwork featured in KEYS’ 2013-2014 Energy Conservation Calendar.
The regular meeting of the Utility Board took place at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24th, in the Louis Carbonell Board Room of the William Arnold Service Building, 1001 James Street, Key West.
*PHOTO CAPTION: The Utility Board recently recognized the 13 winners of KEYS’ Energy Conservation Art contest at their April 24th meeting. The winning illustrations will be featured in KEYS’ 2013-2014 Energy Conservation Calendar. (First row, from left) Julia C. Falconer, Yoel Lamadrid, Payton Leigh Junker, Samantha Baber, Siarah Singh, and Malia Cowan. (Second row, from left) Kathryn Bremer, Bailye Flynn, Sophia Block, Kenniah Chapman, Marsella Munoz, Suchada Linda Dali. (Third row, from left) Utility Board Members Charles A. Bradford, Jr., Vice Chairman Peter Batty, Chairman Lou Hernandez, Barry L. Barroso, Jr., and Mona C. Clark. Not pictured: Daisyjulisa Fernandez.