NineStar for Business

Making It Our Business to Serve Yours

NineStar Connect provides our members with forward-thinking energy and communication solutions. We’ve got a century of history and experience driving businesses, powering communities, and warming homes to help us do that. And as one of only two American cooperatives to link electric utilities and communications services, we’re constantly looking into the future.

We’re leaders in smart grid use (using IT-based electric power systems), which lets us plan ahead to conserve energy, reduce costs, and greatly increase efficiency. And we’re combining that with our vertical integration strategy, meaning we supply power to our members from sources we own, which positions NineStar to continue to offer competitively priced and reliable energy solutions in Hancock, Hamilton, Henry, Rush, and Shelby Counties for generations to come.

So contact us. We’re a one-stop shop of consulting, services and affordability for your business, whether it’s big or small.

Our Business Services


We have upload and download speeds to meet the ever-growing needs of busy businesses. From 25Mb/25Mb to 100Gb/100Gb and beyond, we have a solution that will handle your data load.


From traditional telephone service to sophisticated voice systems, we will provide you with quality services that fit your needs and budget.

Hosted Phone

NineStar Connect’s streamlined communication tools will efficiently handle your phone system so that you can focus on everything else your business needs. All you need are phones—the rest of the hardware is located, serviced, and managed at NineStar.


NineStar Connect offers ongoing managed IT services to businesses who want to leave these important tasks to our experts.


We understand how important it is to keep your business secure. Our full-service central monitoring station is operated locally and works around the clock.


SmartConnect gives you unprecedented control over your business from anywhere. Your business will be more secure and efficient with features such as remote access control, security alerts, and climate regulation.


NineStar Connect provides electric service that powers retail, industrial, and manufacturing businesses throughout our service area, which includes Hancock and parts of Hamilton, Madison, and Rush Counties.

Meet Our Team

Julie Forestal Lynch

Director of Business Development & Sales

Deena Marsh

Business Sales

Eric VanCleave

Business Sales Administration

Jon Gerhardt

Sales Engineer

Julie Hennie

Business Sales & Retention

Lacey Griggs

Business Sales

Matt Layton

Business & Security Sales

Moving Hancock Regional Hospital into the Future

The decision about which internet service doctors and nurses at Hancock Regional Hospital rely on is a serious one because the connectivity affects patient care—the hospital’s top priority. Keeping that in mind, we’re honored to have Hancock Regional as a member.

As the hospital prepared for the future of patient care, they knew they needed a stronger internet service that would allow them to connect with their patients no matter what their location—in doctor’s offices or even at home. That’s where we came in, running fiber optic cables to the hospital and supporting Hancock into the future.