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.

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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.

Operation Round Up

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.

Conference Center

Conference Center

Looking for a community space for your next meeting or special occasion? Contact us about using our conference center, which has seating for 100 and a kitchen for your convenience, and you can also review our Conference Center Rental Procedure Checklist to learn more. To check for availability or to schedule the room, contact Christa at 317-323-2132 or criggs@ninestarconnect.com. You can also fill out our online conference center application.

Co-Op Work Space

Co-working Space

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.

Teaching Children

Educational Programs

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

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.

NineStar Films

NineStar Films

The production team of NineStar Films tapes various local high school football, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball games. They air on NineStar TV, Channel 9. See the broadcasting schedule here.

Charitable Donations

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

Upcoming Events

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NineStar’s Cooperative Service Day has been canceled for 2020.

NineStar Connect participates in the Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives’ annual community service day.

As a part of the effort, our employees spend a day working with nonprofit organizations on projects in our service area. Generally, it includes important work that’s been put off due to lack of human or financial resources.

If your organization has a project you’d like us to consider, please send your application to NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield, IN 46140, to the attention of Ryan Bewley.

Questions? Contact Ryan Bewley at 317-323-2084.

Update:   Due to COVID-19, it has been decided that NineStar’s Cooperative Service Day has been canceled for 2020.