Sponsors


Cobb Energy Centre is generously supported by our corporate partners.

Cobb EMC

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (Cobb EMC), a not-for-profit electric cooperative, safely delivers reliable electricity to more than 175,000 residential and commercial members in Cobb, Bartow, Cherokee, Fulton, and Paulding counties. Cobb EMC’s distribution system consists of 9,109 miles of line over 432 square miles. With more than 192,000 meters served, Cobb EMC is one of the largest of Georgia's 41 EMCs and among the largest of the nation's 900 EMCs.

Cobb EMC commits to safely delivering reliable, competitively priced electricity while being accountable to our member-owners through sound governance, management, operating practices and improving quality of life in our local communities.

Gas South

At Gas South, our great everyday low rates aren’t the only reason why we’re one of the Southeast’s leading natural gas providers, serving Georgia and Florida. As a Georgia-based company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Cobb EMC, we’re committed to providing additional value for you with rate plans that fit all our customers’ needs, service representatives who live and work in the state, and an unwavering dedication to giving back. We call it Hometown Value, and it means you can count on:

  • Great everyday low rates – always!
  • Convenient enrollment and billing options
  • Outstanding local customer service
  • Strong support for the communities we serve
  • More ways to save with exclusive perks and discounts to partnering businesses and local attractions

Kia Motors

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly built in West Point, Georgia.*

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Marietta Daily Journal

The Marietta Daily Journal traces its roots to 1866, when it was first printed by Robert McAlpin Goodman as “The Marietta Journal” on a hand press left behind by Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s army after the Civil War. The newspaper grew steadily along with the city and converted from a weekly to a daily in October 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression — an act of faith and confidence in the community’s prospects.

Meanwhile, a competing newspaper, The Cobb County Times, was first published in 1916 by Otis A. Brumby Sr., whose uncle had been commandant of the Georgia Military Institute in Marietta prior to the Civil War, and whose father and uncle were co-founders of the famed Brumby Chair Co.

The inaugural issue of the Times declared, “First, last and always, we intend to boost our county and our towns, and we desire our readers to feel free at all times to criticize the newspaper.”

The Times acquired the Journal in 1951 and moved into its present home on Fairground Street in 1970. It launched the Northside Neighbor weekly newspaper in 1968 and soon followed with other Neighbor newspapers in most of the metro area’s suburban counties under the leadership of present publisher Otis A. Brumby Jr.

Today Times-Journal Inc., and its 150-plus employees publish two dailies (the MDJ and the Cherokee Tribune), 23 Neighbor community newspapers, and four monthly magazines, including Cobb Life, in 10 counties (Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Henry and Paulding).

And the company is still owned and operated by the Brumby family, now including a third generation, general manager Otis Brumby III having worked alongside his father since 2006.

The MDJ aims to report the news aggressively, but with candor, discretion and fairness. And to paraphrase the words of the first Otis Brumby back in 1916, we welcome our readers to feel free at all times to criticize us — and support us.

Kaiser Permanente

Why choose Kaiser Permanente? Because health isn’t an industry. It’s a cause. Kaiser Permanente was founded on the radically simple idea that everyone deserves the chance to live a healthy life. That’s why you can find high-quality care and coverage in one place. As a member, you’re at the center of everything we do — from pioneering new ways to treat cancer to building useful tools that make it easier to stay on top of your health. We’re all in this together. And together, we thrive.