Congrats to Chisago new Americas Best Community – now in line for chance at $3 million

Last fall, Frontier Communications and Dish Network developed a $10 million partnership set on driving growth and revitalization in rural towns and cities within the telco’s 27-state territory – including Minnesota. It’s called the Americas Best Communities.

It’s fun to see that Chisago Lake Area made the cut! Bill Coleman worked with Chisago. In fact we are pleased to send the announcement they recently sent to us about Bill and their progress toward the big win!

Thank you for the opportunity Blandin provided through Bill Coleman’s consulting time.  Today Frontier Communications announced the Chisago Lakes Area is 1 of 50 recipients of the America’s Best Community (ABC) award.  It is a $35,000 grant.  Through the process, we also have a Corporate sponsor now that will provide the $15,000 grant match as well as technical assistance and expertise.  It is a very exciting opportunity for the Chisago Lakes Area.  The funds are used to prepare extensive plans to go on to be 1 of 8 for the $100,000 grant. The winners then go on to take 1st , 2nd , or 3rd place for a $3, $2, or $1 million grant respectively.  We are so excited and see many opportunities to leverage between the BBC and the ABC.  We really appreciate Bill’s help and I am confident his work on leading us through the grant application is why we received the grant.  Thank you again for providing this opportunity.

Nancy Hoffman, Executive Director
Chisago County HRA-EDA
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