Business Solutions for Winter 2020

2 WINTER 2020 PANORA TELCO Main Office: (641) 755-2424 Technical Support: (641) 755-TECH (8324) Request a Service Call: (641) 755-2424 Request a Locate: (800) 292-8989 Mailing: 114 East Main, P.O. Box 189 Panora, IA 50216 GUTHRIE CENTER COMMUNICATIONS Main Office: (641) 332-2000 Technical Support: (641) 332-2225 Request a Service Call: (641) 332-2000 Request a Locate: (800) 292-8989 Mailing: 403 State Street Guthrie Center, IA 50115 Solutions for Business is a publication of Panora Telco, 114 East Main, P.O. Box 189, Panora, IA 50216 and Guthrie Center Communications, 403 State Street, Guthrie Center, IA 50115. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, electronic, photocopying, recording, mechanical, or otherwise without the prior written permission of Panora Telco or Guthrie Center Communications. All rights are reserved. Editorial and Circulation – Contact Jaime Waddle, 114 East Main St., P.O. Box 189, Panora, IA 50216, (641) 755-2424 Trademarks – All brand names and product names used in this publication are trade names, service marks, trade- marks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Additional Issues – Extra issues are available to business customers on a limited basis while supplies last. Contact Jaime Waddle, 114 East Main St., P.O. Box 189, Panora, IA 50216, (641) 755-2424 Copyright © 2020 by Panora Telco, Guthrie Center Communications, and Cornerstone Publishing Group, Inc. POSTMASTER Send changes to: Jaime Waddle, 114 East Main St., P.O. Box 189, Panora, IA 50216 WIN 20 What is your business striving to build in 2020? Perhaps it’s your customer base, your selection of products and services, or your implementation of new technology. Whatever your goals, it will take a talented team to build success. The building theme for this issue of Solutions for Business was inspired by the Business Spotlight on Lake Lumber Co. Turn to pages 4 and 5 to discover what owners Tom and Sharon Neel think about meeting changing customer needs and the importance of shopping local. This family-owned business became a Panora Telco phone customer in 1976, and now uses additional services including our FiberFast Internet and FiberTV. On page 3, you’ll learn 5Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Fiber. Without a doubt, the most significant building project in Panora Telco’s history has been our fiber network, given its impact on business productivity as well as the daily lives of our residential customers. We continue with the topic of fiber on page 7 by answering the question, How Does Fiber-Optic Cable Work? Beyond building your own business, there’s the related issue of building communities. To achieve this, it can require Reevaluating and Reinventing, as we explore on page 6. Panora Telco and Guthrie Center Communications can provide the communications tools you need to help build results. Give us a call. Sincerely, Andrew M. Randol General Manager Panora Telco & Guthrie Center Communications PRINTED ON RECYCLED PAPER FOR BUSINESS