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HBC Red Wing Office Open for Business

Pictured Left to Right: Josh Ahlbrecht, Josh Kronebusch, Tom Dwelle, Cynthia Youmans, and Jerry Olson

Pictured Left to Right: Josh Ahlbrecht, Josh Kronebusch, Tom Dwelle, Cynthia Youmans, and Jerry Olson

Red Wing, MN – HBC is taking its corporate philosophy of “We Serve. We Connect. We Care.” to Red Wing.  Their new office is located at 2835 S. Service Drive, Suite 209. The fiber-optic network currently being constructed in Red Wing will provide leading-edge services to the entire city within the next year.  Over 700 locations in Red Wing are already eligible for fiber-optic TV, Internet and phone services. Community members are invited to visit the new office location or call (651) 327-2000 for information regarding service availability to their location.

“I like that HBC is a small local company focused on providing great service to our friends and neighbors,” said Jerry Olson, general manager for the Red Wing office.  Olson has been a Red Wing resident for almost 30 years.

Josh Ahlbrecht has lived in Red Wing for 18 years. “I love the local focus,” said Ahlbrecht, an HBC Wizard “and the family atmosphere.” HBC Wizards offer technical support and computer repair, sales and upgrade services.

Cynthia Youmans, a customer service representative, has lived in Red Wing for more than 30 years.  She enjoys serving HBC customers and making sure everyone does their best to “go the extra mile.”

Tom Dwelle, an HBC sales representative is a lifelong resident of Lake City who has been involved with business in Red Wing since 1985.  Dwelle is excited about HBC’s community involvement  “I like the idea of the local focus,” he said.  “As I continue to hear about the lack of service provided by the competition, our local connection is going to be very important.”

Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) is a southeastern Minnesota service provider. The company delivers voice, video and data applications to a customer base that numbers more than 12,000.

HBC’s roots are in a non-profit project begun in 1993 and called Luminet. Luminet connected Winona education, health care and government and institutions to extend the reach of teaching and learning. In 1997, the success of Luminet led to the formation of HBC. Today, the company operates in 16 markets with 40 percent of its stock owned by non-profit entities.

If you have more questions, or would like to schedule an interview about this topic, please contact Jerry Olson at (651) 327-2805 or via email at jolson@exchange.hbci.com.