News

Cambridge City Center Benefits from Ripple Effect

Cambridge residents have been enjoying the new 9,750 sq. ft. city center. Huxley Communications applied for a Ripple Effect grant and matched Aureon's $5,000 to provide $10,000 for the project's architectural services.

Getting Creative in Rural Iowa

Public and private leaders in rural Iowa communities are reaping the benefits of place-based "creative placemaking." Since early 2017, telecommunication companies across the state have applied for Ripple Effect grants to fund planning initiatives for their communities.

Iowa Telecommunication Companies Support Planning Grants

Five communities have recently received a Ripple Effect grant, funded by Aureon, plus matching funds from their local independent telecommunications provider, to support individualized creative placemaking planning strategies for their respective communities.

State Dignitaries Join Perry Economic Development at Official Spec Building Unveiling

The Perry Economic Development welcomed state dignitaries, community partners, developers and media representatives to commemorate the completion of the new 30,000-square-foot speculative industrial warehouse shell with a ribbon cutting.

Twenty-One Independent Telecommunications Companies Honored with Impact Award

Twenty-one independent telecommunication companies have been awarded the 2018 Ripple Effect IMPACT Award by Aureon and Iowa Area Development Group for operating revolving loan funds (RLFs) that provide critical financing for business and community development in rural Iowa.

OmniTel Communications Receives USDA and Ripple Effect Grants

Aureon has announced that OmniTel Communications is the recipient of one of its $30,000 Ripple Effect grants for one-half of the company's match requirement for its recent USDA grant award of $300,000. The Ripple Effect grant was matched by OmniTel Communications. The news comes after USDA awarded the independent telecom a $300,000 grant.

Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association Receives USDA and Ripple Effect Grants

Aureon has announced that Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA) is the recipient of a $30,000 Ripple Effect grants for one-half of the company's match requirement for its recent USDA grant award of $300,000. The Ripple Effect grant was matched by WCTA. The news comes after USDA awarded the independent telecom a $300,000 grant.

Neola Development Group Receives Planning Grants

Aureon has announced that Neola Development, Inc. is the recipient of a $1,500 Ripple Effect planning grant for a Community Elderly Housing Study to determine the feasibility of developing additional senior housing in the community. The application was made to Aureon by Walnut Communications on behalf of the Neola Development board of directors.

City of Colo Receives Ripple Effect Grant For Housing Subdivision Planning and Engineering

Aureon has announced that the City of Colo is the recipient of a $5,000 Ripple Effect planning grant for the pre-development costs and planning assistance of a new housing subdivision in Colo. The city will use the grant proceeds to help defray the cost of the planning and engineering services required for the housing development. The Ripple Effect grant was applied for and matched by Colo Telephone Company, the city's full-service telecommunications provider to make a total of $10,000 available for the pre-construction project costs.

City of Cascade Receives Ripple Effect Grant for Hotel Feasibility Study

Aureon has announced that the city of Cascade is the recipient of a $2,625 Ripple Effect planning grant for a hotel feasibility study. The city will use the grant proceeds to help defray the cost of the study to be conducted by Patek Hospitality Consultants headquartered in Sussex, Wisconsin. The Ripple Effect grant was applied for and matched by Cascade Communications, the city's full-service telecommunications provider to make a total of $5,250 available for the study. The remainder of the cost will be provided by the city of Cascade.