Stories

How Connected Are You?

January 16, 2019

3 Factors that Could Get in the Way When you’re connected, you’re better able to become a part of the community. Staying informed to local happenings is easier. Volunteering your time or serving as a community leader more naturally fall into place. This is one of the many reasons we believe that connected communities become thriving communities. When you personally are connected, you are automatically part of it. We live in rural America where, I’d argue, connection is more important...

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Five Ways to Identify a Phishing Attack

January 16, 2019

Phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated and convincing, causing their victims to face extreme losses in their businesses. In fact, in 2017, 76 percent of organizations said they experienced phishing attacks. These scams are more common than you think and need to be considered a top priority when it comes to mitigating business risks. But what are phishing attacks, and how can you identify them? A phishing attack is when a cybercriminal pretends to be someone they are not via...

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Central Goes Live with Warrior Sports

January 11, 2019

  Have you ever stepped away from a game to grab a bag of popcorn, only to hear cheering and find out that you missed the best play of the game? A local school district’s leadership team made a fast-break to prevent this frustrating occurrence from happening at their new concession stand. As part of its $7 million Central Community School District in Elkader, Iowa, superintendent Nick Trenkamp set out to solve a pesky problem. Fans working or waiting in...

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Faces of the Brand – Lori Keppler

December 5, 2018

She’s a teacher, mother, grandmother, wife, friend, clown, mentor, servant, face painter, balloon artist, fear-fighter, and true renaissance woman. For Lori Keppler, Alpine’s customer service manager, she will move mountains to connect people to their communities. As the customer service manager and advocate, Lori is tenacious about getting it right.  Her desire to care for customers is what ignites the most passion for her work. “I enjoy how it all comes together: from the beginning when a customer calls in,...

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Why we are tenacious about getting it right

November 2, 2018

We aren’t the only communications provider to value customer service. Alpine Communications isn’t the only company that values training its employees to handle any kind of customer need. And, we’re certainly not the only ones who put the customer’s needs above anything else. However, I can say with confidence, that we’re the best at one thing: we are tenacious about getting it right. It can hold a variety of different meanings, depending on the situation. Getting “it” right could be...

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Alpine’s Important Role in Economic Development

October 12, 2018

Thriving communities have one thing in common: they are connected. One of the best ways for communities to stay connected is for the businesses within the community to step up, become leaders and find opportunities for economic development. This can take form in a variety of ways. A business could support or fund a community cause. It could sponsor a community event. It could provide scholarships for it’s local students. The way they support isn’t as important as the support...

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Annual Appreciation Dinner Winners and Wrap-Up

October 10, 2018

Although the event was a few weeks later than usual, Alpine served over 840 hungry customers from all over Northeast Iowa at our 13th Annual customer appreciation dinner on October 4, 2018. Planning and preparations take place months in advance of the dinner and it’s all-hands-on-deck the day of the dinner. Executing an event of this size is made possible with the help of Alpine’s 19 employees, their spouses, spouses, significant-others, and children.   The highlight of the evening is...

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Fraud, Scams, and Schemes

August 21, 2018

Like you, we understand how frustrating unwanted robocalls, technical support scams, spam emails, junk mail, and pop-up ads can be.  We experience the same challenges as consumers.  It is difficult to discern what is real and what is fake as scammers become more sophisticated with their tricks and schemes. How can Alpine Communications help you protect yourself from fraud and deception? We have some tips for you to protect yourself from common types of fraud. Don’t wire money, send a...

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Why Community Involvement Matters to Us

August 17, 2018

If there is one thing I’d like you to understand about Alpine Communication, it’s this: being a part of the community is essential for us. It always has been throughout our history. Communities are important. We believe connected communities become thriving communities. Without communities, we would miss the opportunity to connect with one another. We wouldn’t have the chance to share joy, happiness or celebrate each other’s successes. Without community, we would be very lonely human beings. As a business...

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Savoring Summer at Elkader’s Art in the Park 2018

August 14, 2018

When people work together towards a common goal, incredible things will happen. For more than four years, Elkader’s Art in the Park Fine Art Festival committee volunteers have worked countless hours year-around to plan and execute a successful annual event and regional destination for art enthusiasts, foodies, and music lovers alike. Elkader will host the 4th annual Art in the Park festival on Saturday and Sunday August 17th and 18th, 2018. Boasting more than 60 local and regional, juried artists,...

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