MaxxSouth Broadband surpasses $990,000 in community contributions

Published 9:38 am Monday, January 23, 2017

MaxxSouth Broadband’s total commitment in sponsorships, advertisements, support and charitable contributions to Mississippi communities over the past 12 months has reached a value of $991,631.48.

The telecommunications company works closely with numerous non-profit and community organizations to determine their specific needs and potential opportunities to contribute. MaxxSouth aims to serve and advance the community its employees live and work in.

“Our employees, myself included, are members of the communities we serve in,” said Peter Kahelin, President and CEO of MaxxSouth Broadband. “We’re strongly driven to give back to the communities we call home. MaxxSouth is committed to continually finding opportunities to serve our family, friends, and neighbors.”

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A unique event for 2016 was the Amory Railroad Festival featuring MaxxSouth’s American Idol Season Finale Viewing Party to support the Amory-native contestant, Trent Harmon. The viewing party, along with the two MSU donations, made up three of MaxxSouth’s largest contributions this year.

Other events that benefited from MaxxSouth’s sponsorships and in-kind advertising this year included the Pickwick Lake Catch-A-Dream Bass Classic, Carthage Oktoberfest, the Oxford EDF Golf Classic, the Tallahatchie Riverfest, the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show, the Holiday Marketplace, the Comic and Toy Show and many more. Many of these events gave a portion of their earnings to charities and local non-profits.

MaxxSouth has also made donations and gave complimentary broadband services to organizations throughout Mississippi, including the Oxford High Science Olympiad Team.

“We are excited to connect with our local communities even more in 2017,” added Kahelin, President and CEO of MaxxSouth Broadband. “We love being part of a strong community and take pride in helping it flourish in any way we can.”