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Entergy Corporation Wins Corporate Citizenship Award


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) today announced that Entergy Corporation received a Corporate Citizenship Award at BCLC’s annual dinner and celebration Wednesday evening in the category of U.S. Community Service. The dinner was held at the National Building Museum.

“The U.S. Community Service Award is about commending companies that make a positive difference where they do business,” said BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan. “Entergy has gone beyond the call of duty over the past seven years to help make the Gulf Coast a better place to live.”

Entergy Corporation’s Low-Income Initiatives program helps individuals and families living in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas achieve economic self-sufficiency by supporting job training, literacy, scholarships, and affordable housing programs. In addition, since 2006, Entergy customers, employees, and shareholders have contributed $2.4 million to help 18,584 low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals who are in financial crisis pay their utility bills.

“We are honored to be distinguished with this award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Patty Riddlebarger, Entergy’s director of corporate social responsibility. “Entergy remains committed to the eradication of poverty in its service area and will continue to participate in socially-responsible initiatives that have a long-term impact on the community.”

A panel of corporate citizenship experts, including past award winners and BCLC’s board of directors, selected Entergy as the award winner. Other finalists in the U.S. Community Service category were Freddie Mac, Safeway, Time Warner’s Cartoon Network and the Victoria, Texas Chamber of Commerce. Awards Dinner photographs are available at


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