Tag Archive: Elgin

Bill Menner

Bill Menner Shares His Perspective On Telehealth and Broadband Connectivity in Iowa

September 1, 2020

During his appointment as the USDA State Director of Rural Development, Bill delivered more than $5 billion in loans, loan guarantees, and grants to rural borrowers.  Today, he serves as the Executive Director of the Iowa Rural Health Association, Executive Director of the Iowa Rural Development Council, and Founder/President and CEO of The Bill Menner Group.  Collectively, these roles give Menner a unique viewpoint about what is driving growth in rural Iowa…and how to overcome obstacles that stand in the...

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Welcome Home Iowa

Broadband and Housing Incentives Can Attract Movers to Rural Iowa

July 23, 2020

The ongoing pandemic has demonstrated the security and convenience of living in rural Iowa. Residents have access to quality healthcare, close relationships with schools and colleges, the comfort of knowing your neighbors, and the space to be free – and social distance. Furthermore, broadband technology connects us to faraway friends using technologies such as Facetime or Zoom. For others, they can maintain their jobs through remote work capabilities. Alpine Communications has experienced an uptick in requests from people connecting broadband...

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Amanda Pasket The Visual Element Elgin Iowa

Midwestern Creative Innovator Cultivates Communities in Elgin

May 22, 2020

Amanda Pasket saw the beauty and potential in the scenic Echo Valley as a young adult. She chose to make her mark on the business landscape as an entrepreneur. Amanda is the owner of The Visual Element, LLC, a graphic design and marketing agency in Elgin, Iowa. With a focus on community, she has planted roots in Elgin and works to cultivate a bright future for her fellow residents. Amanda says technology and community are two main factors that help...

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Guttenberg Iowa River Park Drive

There’s a Ripple Effect When You Shop Local

May 5, 2020

When a single stone is thrown in a lake, many ripples form from the impact and expand across the water. That’s similar to the effect you can have in your community when you choose to shop locally. Advocates for Independent Business (AIB) and the Institute of Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) use this ripple concept to convey the shop local message. They also encourage businesses to help spread the word. When you choose locally owned businesses for your shopping, you create a...

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COVID 19 SmartHub

COVID-19: Ways to Connect

March 16, 2020

There are many ways you can connect with Alpine Communications without coming into the office or leaving the comfort of your home. Please rest assured that all methods are safe and can be a convenient alternative to in-person contact. Support Options: SmartHub — Log in to your SmartHub account to pay your bill or submit a trouble ticket. You can also manage your account 24/7, set up payments, check usage and much more. There is even an easy-to-use app you...

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Aureon Q4 Grant

Aureon Awards $1,500 in Grants to Local Organizations

December 9, 2019

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants have been awarded to the Elgin Historical Society in Elgin, Iowa and the Elkader Depot Project in Elkader, Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications, who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. The Elgin Historical Society received a $500.00 grant towards a restoration project to the front...

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Connected Communities Summit Focuses on Broadband for the Future

November 18, 2019

Alpine Communications recently hosted the area’s first Connected Communities Summit. We are excited to share the recordings of each session from the Summit. If you or someone you know was unable to attend the Connected Communities Summit, please share the videos with members of your business, organization, or community. Get the story from the Guttenberg Press here: http://guttenbergpress.com/articles/2019/10/16/connected-communities-need-broadband-future-growth Here’s what Connected Communities Summit attendees said: “I enjoyed listening to personal stories and how communities are thriving in today’s world.” “Great...

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On 99 County Tour, Alpine Communications Attracts Attention of Senator Grassley

May 14, 2019

When we say we believe connected communities become thriving communities, sometimes the best opportunities are to connect with the well-connected. Recently, Alpine Communications was happy to have the chance to share the good work we’re doing with someone of influence: United States Senator Charles Grassley. When the United States Senate is not in session, Senator Grassley visits all 99 counties in Iowa to keep in touch with issues that matter to his fellow Iowans. Clayton County was the 17th county...

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Four Area Non-Profits Receive Aureon Grants

March 1, 2019

Alpine Communications in conjunction with Aureon is pleased to announce that an Aureon Charity Grant has been awarded to area non-profit organizations in Northeast Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. Elgin Historical Society – $500.00 towards a new laptop and Past Perfect Software system at the museum. City of...

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