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Saluting K9 Veterans, The Forgotten Heroes

Air Force dog handler Rick Jiran and Tork helped protect the former Iran hostages
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Rick Jiran was 18 and fresh out of high school when he joined the Air Force in search of an adventure. What he didn’t count on was that adventure would be alongside man’s best friend.

Jiran, Duke Energy vice president for community relations in South Carolina, was a military working dog handler. And while stationed in Germany in 1980, Jiran and his German shepherd, Tork, helped protect the 52 Americans who had been held hostage in Iran.

Meet Swati Daji, Fuel Systems Executive

Each day she helps determine which energy sources to use to save customers the most money
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We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March by introducing you to 10 women who help power your life at Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. They advance our company with their vision, talent, hard work and creativity. These trailblazing women – including a nuclear engineer, astrophysicist and lineman – reveal inspiring stories of persistence, pluck and achievement in largely male-dominated fields. A diverse workplace isn’t just a nice idea, it’s a competitive necessity. Today, meet Swati Daji, a senior vice president of fuels & systems based in Charlotte, N.C.

Meet Suzy Macke, Lineman

She makes sure our customers have power, even after the worst storms
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We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March by introducing you to 10 women who help power your life at Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. They advance our company with their vision, talent, hard work and creativity. These trailblazing women – including a nuclear engineer, astrophysicist and lineman – reveal inspiring stories of persistence, pluck and achievement in largely male-dominated fields. A diverse workplace isn’t just a nice idea, it’s a competitive necessity. Today, meet Suzy Macke, a lineman based in Hamlet, Ohio.

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We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March by introducing you to 10 women who help power your life at Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas. They advance our company with their vision, talent, hard work and creativity. These trailblazing women – including a nuclear engineer, astrophysicist and lineman – reveal inspiring stories of persistence, pluck and achievement in largely male-dominated fields. A diverse workplace isn’t just a nice idea, it’s a competitive necessity. Today, meet Suzy Macke, a lineman based in Hamlet, Ohio.

Duke Energy Foundation, Employees Committed to Local Communities

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Community and service are integrated into everything our company does. Through the Duke Energy Foundation, we provide philanthropic support to address the needs of communities where our customers live and work. The Foundation annually provides more than $30 million in charitable grants, with a focus on three areas: K to career, the environment and community impact. Our employees and retirees volunteer tens of thousands of hours to projects and through leadership roles with nonprofit organizations that strengthen our communities.

Investing in the Community, One Brewery Class at a Time

Community college students prepare for jobs in Asheville, NC’s booming craft beverage industry
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Dave Lawrence had already retired from two careers when he heard about a community college program that could turn his hobby into a third.

Max Fann got a job at Asheville, N.C.’s Wicked Weed Brewery at 19, liked learning about beer, and figured his chances to succeed in the business would increase dramatically if he went to school to study it.

Duke Energy Earns NWTF Energy for Wildlife Award

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The National Wild Turkey Federation presented Duke Energy the prestigious Energy for Wildlife National Achievement Award at the 41st Annual Convention and Sport Show.

Duke Energy is a conservation partner of the NWTF’s Energy for Wildlife program, which aims to enhance wildlife habitat on land owned, managed or influenced by energy companies. 

Tribble Center Gives Support in the Working World

Seneca, S.C., group puts people with disabilities to work, offers opportunities
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In some ways, The Tribble Center in Seneca, S.C., is a typical warehouse: boxes packed for shipping, work tables full of men and women constructing esoteric instruments.

Yet, the center, which provides services for people with intellectual disabilities, is much more.

Stepping through the crowd in the warehouse, Day Program Manager Donna Thompson starts rattling off names.

Duke Energy Florida Receives Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Gov. Rick Scott has presented Duke Energy Florida with the state’s Business Ambassador Award for its contributions to the state’s economic vitality.

The presentation was made recently at the Governor’s Job Summit in Orlando, Fla.

“I was proud to recognize Duke Energy with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award during the 2017 Jobs Summit,” said Gov. Scott. “I look forward to seeing their continued success across Florida.”

Opening a New Frontier: Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-Megawatt Oklahoma Wind Project Delivering Power

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  • Power is flowing to City Utilities of Springfield

  • Project comprised of 3.3 MW turbines and largest Vestas blades in U.S.

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  • Power is flowing to City Utilities of Springfield

  • Project comprised of 3.3 MW turbines and largest Vestas blades in U.S.

In Indiana, Greater Lafayette Leaders Honored as ‘Difference Makers’

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., February 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy has recognized four Greater Lafayette leaders with its Difference Maker award. They are among 10 statewide who have received the honor so far this year.

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