James P. Brogan, President & CEO, Hiawatha Communications Incorporated; Katherine A. Reynolds, Executive Director, Greater Munising Bay Partnership/Alger County Chamber of Commerce & Munising Downtown Development Authority; Jerry Doucette, UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! Board
Munising, MI., May 5, 2017 – The UPward Talent Council Michigan Works! recognized Hiawatha Communications Incorporated as the ‘2017 Alger County Employer of the Year’ last night during the Alger County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner held at the Moose Lodge. Hiawatha Communications Incorporated (HCI) makes a difference in the Alger region by exemplifying business and community excellence.
HCI is an Upper Peninsula of Michigan-based communications company founded in the 1800’s. Since then, the Company has been owned, managed, and operated by local people with local interests. Continually building on the innovation of the past, today, HCI is made up of the following subsidiaries: Hiawatha Telephone Company (with offices located in Brimley and Munising), Midway Telephone Company (located in Watton), Ontonagon County Telephone Company (located in Ontonagon), Jamadots Incorporated, and Great Lakes Interlink Incorporated. Together, the companies provide residential and business customers, who are spread over 20 telephone exchange territories, with reliable local and long distance voice service, value-based advanced calling features, ‘best in class’ high-speed internet service, data transport, as well as additional services that enhance this core group of products.