In the Community

Because We Love (and Live in) the Community

At NineStar Connect, looking out for our East Central Indiana community is a guiding principal. That means not only delivering our members the best electricity and communications services at the most affordable prices possible, but also supporting local programs and charities.

Our employees are your neighbors and friends, so we have a vested interest in the sustainable development of our community and the success of its residents.

Working Together for the Good of Everyone

We offer a wide variety of community programs serving a diverse group of homes, schools, and businesses. Take a look below at the ways we can connect with you, your family, and your favorite nonprofit.

Charitable Donations

NineStar Connect offers charitable donations to nonprofits within our service area.

Operation Round-Up

The purpose of the Operation Round-Up Program and the NineStar Community Trust is to accumulate and distribute charitable funds to groups or organizations within our electricity, communications, and water/wastewater service areas. (It roughly includes Hancock and parts of Hamilton, Henry, Madison, Marion, Rush, and Shelby counties.)

The source of these funds is NineStar’s members who generously volunteer for their bills to be rounded up to the next highest dollar amount and to donate the difference.

Co-Op Service Day

Every year in early October, NineStar employees take part in Cooperative Service Day. Employees volunteered their time, energy and expertise on several important projects in our service territory.  Cooperative Service Day is part of the Indiana Electric Cooperative’s Statewide Day of Service.

Conference Center

Looking for a community space for your next meeting or special occasion? The NineStar Conference Center is available to rent for special events.

  • Seating for up to 100
  • Full Kitchen
  • Audio/ Visual Equipment
  • Large Parking Lot
  • Available seven days a week
  • Located in Greenfield off US 40
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Educational Programs

NineStar offers a variety of educational programs for children of all ages.

Co-Op Work Space

Idea Co-op

Our co-working space is your co-working space! Idea Co-op provides an organic source of networking, as well as access to on-site business training tools and resources. It is located at 2331 East 600 North, Greenfield.

Ray of Light

Ray of Light Fund

The NineStar Ray of Light Fund—which is administered through the the Hancock, Henry, and South Madison County Community Foundations, supports community projects, nonprofit organizations, and special events. Donations go to the community foundation of the donor’s choice.

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Lifeline Program

NineStar participates in the Lifeline program, a federal program providing monthly discounts on voice service or broadband internet service to eligible, low-income families.

Western Governors University Partnership

We are exited to partner with Western Governors University (WGU) to offer our members and customers pursuing a degree with WGU an opportunity to apply for a $2,500 scholarship and receive discounted broadband internet.

NineStar Films

NineStar Now

Enjoy exclusive local content on NineStar Now.

  • Local High School Sports
  • Community Events
  • Inside the NineStar Cooperative
  • Original Programming