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(CARLISLE, PA – MAY 11, 2007) Ron and Judy Mixell are excited to announce the upcoming grand opening of their new business venture, a locally owned and operated full-service Mr. Electric franchise which will be known as Mr. Electric of Cumberland County.

Ron and Judy will celebrate this exciting new phase of their professional and personal life with a grand opening Saturday, June 9, 2007 from noon-2 PM at the Carlisle Home Depot (1013 S. Hanover St.).

Think about the exterior environment of your home. What comes to mind? Recreation. Relaxation. Entertainment.

But failure to consider potential electrical hazards could leave you exposed to the possibility of injury—or death.

WACO, Texas (May 7, 2007) – Finding well-rounded information about a home can be difficult. Home magazines often focus on only one area, such as a family’s health, a home’s structural integrity or do-it-yourself projects. That’s all changed.

(VANCOUVER, WA – May 3, 2007) Vancouver teenager Eric Robinett isn’t about to let the physical limitations of cerebral palsy slow down his heart and dreams. In fact, with a little help from his parents, Mark and Shari, and the efforts of generous local businesses like Mr. Electric of Clark County, Eric can now get around his home with an ease and independence impossible just a few short months ago.

Before you leave home in the morning, you run through a mental checklist: Keys? Check! Lights? Check! Blinds? Check!

But most Americans have never thought about running through a checklist that could save them from electrocution or electrical fire: an electrical safety checklist.

May is National Electrical Safety Month. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has created a free, downloadable checklist covering electrical issues that may arise inside your home.

Area resident Chris Fields sees his job as more than just volts and watts – he also enjoys dealing with the diverse customer base he serves every day.

“That’s one of the great aspects of my job,” said Fields, a certified Master Electrician. “Every day brings new faces and new challenges. I can go from installing ceiling fans for excited new homeowners to hooking up emergency generators for hurricane-wary seniors in the same day.”

Do you have any idea what those buttons on your bathroom’s electrical outlet are for? Would you know if your home’s circuits were overloaded?

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and Mr. Electric and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) urge you to use this month to learn the answers to these and other questions about your home’s electrical system.

A pair of well-known Nicholasville area business owners have seen the efforts of their community activism rewarded with two high-profile awards from the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce.

Jule and Dana Philpot, owners of Mr. Electric of Central Kentucky, earned the New Business Award jointly while Dana was named Chamber Ambassador of the Year at last week’s annual meeting.

WACO, Texas (Apr. 13, 2007) – Mr. Electric, the world’s largest electrical service and repair franchise, announced today the promotion of Jeff Meyers from chief operating officer to president, effective immediately.

Meyers succeeds Mike Bidwell, who has been promoted to president of Mr. Electric’s parent company, The Dwyer Group®. Bidwell succeeds Dina Dwyer-Owens, who will continue to serve as CEO and assume an additional role as chairwoman.

The husband and wife team, Ken and Elizabeth Bacon, are excited to announce the upcoming grand opening of their new family business venture, a full-service Mr. Electric® franchise.

The Bacons will celebrate this exciting new phase of their professional and personal lives with a grand opening Tuesday, April 10 at 11 AM at their new Mr. Electric office (107 Corporate Park East Drive in LaGrange).