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Nov. 30, 2009


WHEATLAND (IOWA) The CALCO (Calamus American Legion Committee Organization) is the recipient of a $500 Iowa Network Services (INS) Charity Grant, plus a $500 matching contribution from F&B Communications. The grant funds will be used by the CALCO to make improvements to the handicapped ramps.

F&B Communications, the local telecommunications provider in Calamus, is one of 127 Iowa independent telephone company member-owners of INS, which helps to provide advanced telecommunications and data services across the state.

“We are proud to support a local organization that provides so much value to the community,” said Ken Laursen, F&B general manager. “The CALCO building is a vital fixture in the community that is used for wedding receptions, anniversaries, luncheons and other community events.”

Since the charity grant program was established in 1992, more than $14,000 has been awarded to organizations in the F&B Communications service area.

The charity grant program is open to non-profit organizations in the F&B Communications service area. Grant applications are available at the business office in Wheatland. Charity grants are awarded on a quarterly basis.

F&B Communications is the premiere local telecommunications provider offering telephone, long distance, digital video, dial-up Internet, high-speed DSL Internet, satellite Internet, wireless PCS and home security services to customers in the Bennett, Calamus, Delmar, Lowden and Wheatland exchanges and surrounding areas. The company also provides computer sales and service through their Technology Solutions retail store.

To learn more about F&B Communications, visit http://www.fbc-tele.com.

For more information, contact:
Aaron Horman, Marketing Manager, 563-374-1236

The CALCO receives a $500 check from INS and a matching $500 contribution from F&B. Pictured: (left to right) Aaron Horman, F&B Marketing Manager; Dorothy Goettsch, F&B Director; Janet Donelson, CALCO; Denise Levien, CALCO; Roma Thayer, CALCO; Bill Looney, Calamus Legion; Joe Craig, INS; Norman Bousselot, F&B President


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