September 1, 2021 0 Categories Business, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Astrea partners with Dickinson Area Community Foundation to provide relief to small businesses impacted by COVID

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI: Astrea and Dickinson Area Community Foundation partnered to announce that they will be providing relief to 15 small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in both Michigan and Wisconsin through their Small Business Relief Program. 


“These are unprecedented times and we believe it’s important that we all ask ourselves how we can help. As an internet service provider, the Astrea Small Business Relief Program, is an opportunity to give back to our business and residential customers by supporting the businesses that keep our communities running strong” stated Katelyn Quinn, Astrea Brand & Community Manager. “We are ecstatic to be able to help provide some relief to businesses in our Astrea communities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan.” 


Businesses Selected as Recipients of Funds 

With the support of our donors of Astrea customers and employees, Dickinson Area Community Foundation supporters, and others in the communities we serve, we were able to raise $540. In addition, Astrea and parent company CCI Systems, Inc. provided an additional $9,960 to go towards the nominated small businesses in need for a total of $10,500 raised. In total, 15 businesses who were nominated were selected to receive the funds. The following businesses were selected as recipients: 


Michigan Recipients: 

  • Wildwood Restaurant & Truck Stop- Hermansville, MI
  • Rainbow’s End Alpacas- Norway, MI
  • North Winds Distillery, Norway, MI
  • 906 Quilting Services- Iron Mountain, MI
  • Family Ties Adult Center- Iron Mountain, MI
  • Earla’s- Marenisco, MI
  • Cutting Castle- Mio, MI


Wisconsin Recipients: 

  • FIKA Bakery & Coffee- Three Lakes, WI
  • Corner Scoop Creamery- Coleman, WI
  • OJ’s Midtown Restaurant- Gillett, WI
  • Bayer Furniture- Suring, WI
  • The Penguin Again- Oconto Falls, WI
  • MK Photography- Oconto Falls, WI
  • Studio 211- Marshfield, WI
  • New Direction Driving School- Lomira, WI


Astrea will be featuring each of these businesses on their social media channels in the coming weeks. To follow along, give Astrea a “Like” on Facebook by visiting their page here: https://www.facebook.com/AstreaConnect/ . 


About the Small Business Relief Program 

Business owners and community members had the opportunity to nominate a small business to be selected as a recipient of the Astrea Small Business Relief Program funds raised by Astrea, the Dickinson Area Community Foundation and their donors.  


About Astrea 

Astrea helps connect over 60 small communities, throughout Wisconsin & Michigan to family, healthcare, work, education and entertainment while maintaining the lifestyle they love by providing high-speed internet along with TV and Phone services. Astrea has built an extensive infrastructure that offers most communities unprecedented rural internet speed offerings ranging from 50mbps up to 1Gig. Founded in 2007, Astrea is headquartered in Iron Mountain, MI with store locations in Crivitz, WI. To learn more or find services near you, visit astreaconnect.com. 


About Dickinson Area Community Foundation 

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Dickinson County, adjacent Michigan & Wisconsin communities, and the Forest Park/Crystal Falls communities. The Foundation provides leadership by attracting resources, managing endowments, serving donors, and distributing funds to meet changing community needs, now and in the future. Our areas of interest are education, the arts, health, social services, environment, recreation, community development, and the needs of the youth and the elderly.  We have been serving our communities since 1995. To find out more visit our website:  www.dickinsonareacommunityfoundation.org