In the News

November 21, 2016

Whitehorse Trail at Oso mudslide rebuilt, to open next year, HeraldNet

November 16, 2016

Blue Mile Gateway project launched, Statesboro Herald

Statesboro breaks ground for Blue Mile Gateway, WJCL 22

November 14, 2016

Local restaurants teaming up again to help Huntington win America’s Best Communities contest, Huntington News

November 13, 2016

Elementary school winners earning high honors in contest announced, The Herald Dispatch

October 29, 2016

London Bridge Parade Draws Thousands Saturday, River Scene Magazine

October 28, 2016

Fort Dodge gathers mural concepts, The Messenger

October 27, 2016

Our View: The past, present and future meet this weekend, HavasuNews

October 26, 2016

Spartan Municipal Stadium up for $25k grant—Community votes needed to secure funding, Portsmouth Daily Times

October 25, 2016

America’s Best Communities projects continue in Arlington, North County Outlook

October 18, 2016

Havasu’s “Under 40″ leaders recognized, HavasuNews

October 13, 2016

Huntington restaurants to support city in competition, The Herald Dispatch

September 9, 2016

Frontier Grows As It Nurtures Havasu in ABC Contest, River Scene Magazine

August 29, 2016

Havasu Youth Advisory Council Wins First Place in Civic Competition, RiverScene Magazine

August 23, 2016

Teens represent Havasu at ‘Future of Arizona’ challenge, HavasuNews

July 19, 2016

Crews rebuilding Whitehorse Trail section destroyed by Oso mudslide, HeraldNet

DeWitt honored for years of service with Arlington police, The Arlington Times

July 12, 2016

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice – Famous in Atens, Little Italy to open in Boro, Statesboro Hearld

June 29, 2016

Burns begins role as Huntington city manager, The Herald Dispatch

June 22, 2016

City seeks more community involvement in competition, The Herald Dispatch

City offers first look at comprehensive plan proposal, Madison Courier

June 21, 2016

Huntington a finalist in America’s Best Communities competition, WSAZ News

June 16, 2016

ABC-related county-wide Clean Energy Hub available to help, Chisago County Press

March 17, 2016

Group takes local needs, projects to Washington, IA The Messenger

America’s Best Communities Campaign Wins PR News Award for Best Cause Branding Campaign, CT TMC News

Americas Best Communities Campaign Wins PR News Award for Best Cause Branding Campaign, KPTV

America’s Best Communities Campaign Wins PR News Award for “Best Cause” Branding, Stockhouse

America’s Best Communities Campaign Wins PR News Award for “Best Cause” Branding Campaign, Business Wire

America ’s Best Communities Campaign Wins PR News Award for “Best Cause ” Branding Campaign, Stockwatch

Frontier Communications Corp: America’s Best Communities Campaign Wins PR News Award for “Best Cause” Branding Campaign (Businesswire), StockholmAvanza

America’s Best Communities Campaign Wins PR News Award for “Best Cause” Branding Campaign, Dorchester SPI News

FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS : America’s Best Communities : Campaign Wins PR News Award for “Best Cause” Branding Campaign, 4-Traders

March 14, 2016

FirstEnergy Foundation Contributes to 4Fairmont Movement, WV WDTV

First Energy Donates $5,000 to 4Fairmont, WV WBOY

March 13, 2016

If not for health care, NEPA struggles in recession would’ve been worse, Scranton PA The Times-Tribune

March 6, 2016

Wenatchee boosters burst with ideas to boost economy, WA The Columbian

March 5, 2016

Group offers nearly 100 ideas to boost economy, transportation, health care, diversity, WA The Wenatchee World

March 4, 2016

Plans for food hub, downtown DeKalb kitchen progressing, IL Daily Chronicle

March 3, 2016

#Proudly DeKalb Says It All, IL Northern Public Radio WNIJ

Statesboro | Bulloch County: History Meets High-Tech, GA Georgia Trend

Kennewick revitalizing historic downtown; restaurant incentive program, WA KEPR TV

Valpo spends money to try and advance in contest, IL Chicago Tribune

Plans for food hub, downtown DeKalb kitchen continue, IL Daily Chronicle

New Restaurant Coming to Downtown Kennewick!, WA 98.3 The Key

February 18, 2016

Havasu ABC Committee keeps its eye on the prize, AZ Today’s News Herald – Havasu News

Madison advances in America’s Best Communities contest, WI RoundAbout Entertainment

February 17, 2016

Future Foundation talks next leg of ABC contest, AZ Today’s News Herald – Havasu News

February 10, 2016

Mayor Tolbert outlines next stage of America’s Best Communities, WA North County Outlook

February 4, 2016

Americas Best Communities Campaign Applauds Spokesman Vince Gill, Yahoo Finance

February 2, 2016

PR News to Hold Spring Awards Luncheon on March 15 in D.C. to Celebrate CSR and Nonprofit Awards, CSR

February 1, 2016

America’s Best Communities: Wenatchee, East Wenatchee make it to $10 million competition, WA Wenatchee Business Journal  

January 31, 2016

Sue Murray named 2015 Citizen of the Year,  IN

Forum seeks input on Wausau signs, image, WI Wausau Daily Herald

Improvements for Lake Havasu are goals of non-profit organization, AZ Today’s News Herald – Havasu News

January 30, 2016

W-B, Scranton eliminated from nationwide competition, PA

January 29, 2016

Scranton, Wilkes-Barre fall short in Best Communities grant contest, PA The Times Tribune

Good Morning Nebraska: Kearney Works, NW KHGI (ABC)

January 28, 2016

Kingman not among semifinalist in America’s Best Communities contest, AZ Daily Miner

DeKalb to increase art activities, create color, IL Northern Star

January 27, 2016

Susanville’s America’s Best dream comes to an end, CA Lassen County Times

State of City:  Costa’s ‘fired up’ about Valpo’s future, IN NWI Times

Livingston County wins, despite losing in ‘America’s Best’ competition, NY Livingston County News

January 26, 2016

Medina out of contest, but embraces vision it created, OH The Medina Gazette

Norwich eliminated from ‘America’s Best Communities’, NY

January 25, 2016

Charleston aims for grant money in nationwide competition, WV

January 24, 2016

Mayor Mark Nexsen: Havasu’s next step, AZ Today’s News Herald – Havasu

January 22, 2016

Valley County advances in contest for $3 million, ID Idaho Statesman

Area advances in contest, OH Community Common

Community leaders honored at DeKalb Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, IL Daily

January 21, 2016

Chisago Lakes advances to semi’s, more news on winter celebrations, MN Chisago County Press

Being the best: DeKalb advances to semifinals in America’s Best Communities competition, IL The Mid Week

January 13, 2016

15 Semi-Finalists Announced on The Weather Channel

Portsmouth Named Semi-Finalist for America’s Best Communities, OH WSAZ (NBC)

America’s Best Communities: Charleston, WV WSAZ (NBC)

America’s Best Communities: Huntington, WV WOWK (CBS)

America’s Best Communities, ID WOI (ABC)

America’s Best Communities, WA KCPQ (Fox)

Statesboro Moves to Semi-Finals, GA WTOC (CBS)

America’s Best Communities Semi-Finalist: Fort Dodge, IA WHODT (NBC)

Kearney Not a Semi-Finalist; Still Moving Forward with Plan, NE KHGI (ABC)

Angola and Fremont in Top 15, IN WISE (NBC)

America’s Best Communities: Statesboro, GA WJCL (ABC)

America’s Best Communities: Tualatin, OR KPTV (FOX)

Madison, IN in the Running for ABC Competition’s $3M, KY WDRBDT (FOX)

America’s Best Communities: Angola & Fremont, IN WPTA (ABC)

City of Kearney, IN Not in Top 15 of ABC Competition, IN KHGI (ABC)

Jasper, IN Out of Running for ABC Competition, IN WTVW (FOX)

Fort Dodge, one of “America’s Best Communities, The Des Moines Register

Tualatin Advances to semifinals for America’s Best Communities Competition, KPTV (FOX)

Valpo advances in Best Communities contest, NWI Times

America’s Best Communities: 15 Semi-Finalists, Equilibrio Informativo

Charleston, Huntington advance in ‘Best Communities’ competition, Charleston Gazette-Mail

Arlington, Darrington economic plan advances in competition, The Herald Business Journal

Carbondale not selected in grant semifinals, The Southern Illinoisan

Step closer to $3 million prize, The Journal Gazette

December 17, 2015

Basement of former Woolworth’s store in Wilkes-Barre to become high-tech innovation center, PA Times Leader

December 16, 2015

Seeking community input for Havasu’s Vision 20/20 Plan, AZ Today’s News Herald – Havasu News

December 14, 2015

2015 was a good year for the economy in Genesee County, NY Buffalo News

December 12, 2015

Support rural communities, GA Statesboro Herald

Key to community revitalization lies in the arts, IN NWI Times

December 10, 2015

Is Medina one of America’s Best Communities? Find out Jan. 13, OH  The Medina Gazette


November 1, 2015

Valpo City Council candidates gather for forum before election, IN

October 28, 2015

Three Initiatives Part of Huntington’s Revitalization Plan, WV Huntington News

Huntington Announces Plans For City’s Future As Part Of ‘America’s Best Communities’ Competition, WV

$5,000 for Goshen Chamber, NY The Chronicle

Jobs at the heart of ABC contest entry, IN

October 27, 2015

Lake Havasu City Council supports Vision 20/20 economic development plan, AZ Today’s News-Herald Havasu News

Opinion: DWA celebrates America’s Best competition, IN

October 26, 2015

Alliance organizes downtown pedestrian study, WV

October 24, 2015

Summit suggestion: Merge Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, WA

October 21, 2015

Spooky Fun, Fine Art on Tap Around Area, MI TriCity Times

October 20, 2015

Consultants present findings for plan to submit in America’s Finest Communities competition, NY The Batavian

Imlay City Aims to reinvent itself with ‘Art in the Rough’, MI Home Paper

18,000 Children’s Books Distributed with Help of Community, GA Statesboro Herald

Westfield Residents Invited to Final Party on the Patio Event, IN News 8 WISHTV

Michigan Nominee for America’s Best Communities to Present Artists Event, MI LegalNews

Meeting Scheduled on America’s Best Communities, IN WLKI

October 17, 2015

Jack Hanna Brings Zoo to Jackson County Fundraiser, WV Charleston Gazette

October 9, 2015

Tualatin contest team seeks public input through online survey, OR Pamplin Media Group

October 6, 2015

National Manufacturing Day a reminder of local needs, opportunities, OR The Times

October 5, 2015

Webster Together hosts open house, NY Democrat & Chronicle

In bid for community grant dollars, Charleston Area Alliance seeks input by Oct. 6, WV The State Journal

October 2, 2015

Jasper’s “America’s Best Communities” Committee Hosting Facebook Contest, IN News Now Debois County

Manufacturing Important for Kearney Growth, ABC Group Says, NE NTV (ABC)

October 1, 2015

Wilkes-Barre Needs Help To Move Forward In ‘America’s Best Communities’ Contest, WNEP-TV (ABC)

September 30, 2015

Steps toward the top, MI Tri-City Times

Editorial: Striving to thrive, going for dough, IN Tribune Star

September 29, 2015

America’s Best Communities: Greater Norwich a quarterfinalist, NY The Evening Sun

City asking Charleston business leaders to chime in on how to spend $65,000 in grant money, WV WOWKTV (CBS)

Norwich, NY Advances in ‘America’s Best Communities’ competition, NY CNY News

America’s Best team eyes skilled labor, NE Kearney Hub Chamber View

Challenges make us better, WV WVNS (CBS)

Norwich’s plan to win “America’s Best Communities” competition, NY WBNG

September 28, 2015

Community leaders seek ideas for best-communities contest, WA The Wenatchee World

Citizen input sought to make Circleville ‘America’s Best Community’,  OH Pickaway News Journal

Lafayette moving forward in ‘America’s Best’ contest, IN WLFI

September 27, 2015

Norwich to celebrate place in contest, NY The Daily Star

September 26, 2015

Carbondale banking on its gigabit fiber for contest, IL The Southern

Redevelopment plan for old TR hospital unveiled, MI Sturgis Journal

Terre Haute’s America’s Best Communities effort hopes to accentuate workforce fitness, IN Indiana Economic Digest

September 22, 2015

Carbondale leaders meet to discuss game plan to win America’s Best Communities contest, IL KFVS 12

Help Lafayette win America’s Best Community, IN WLFI 18

September 21, 2015

Workshop asks La Porte’s feedback, IN Herald Argus

‘America’s Best’ groups schedules planning conference for Wednesday, IN Tribune Star

$93K given to 18 Wayne County groups, IN Pal-Item

September 20, 2015

Hoping to be the best of the best, OH Portsmouth Metro Magazine

September 19, 2015

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down, WV News and Sentinel

Our View: Arizona cities need economic push to shed recession, AZ Havasu Today’s News-Herald

Tualatin, community partners hope ‘Makerspace’ makes $3M,  OR Portland Tribune

September 18, 2015

City of Beckley earns $5,000 for participating in America’s Best Communities contest, WV WVVA (NBC)

Contributions of Community Colleges to Cities and Towns, IN Huffington Post

Frontier boosts Main Street Greensburg, IN Greensburg Daily News

Troy’s America’s Best Communities project has home in downtown; JPMorgan Chase local sponsor, OH Troy Daily News

September 10, 2015

Victor awarded $5,000 by Frontier Communications, NY Canandaigua Daily Messenger

Scranton & Wilkes-Barre: Americas Best Communities Quarterfinalists, PA Pittston Penn’s Northeast

September 9, 2015

Frontier donates $5,000 to Bluefield for participation in national competition, WV WVVA-TV 

September 8, 2015

Charleston wins $50k in grant competition, WV Charleston Gazette

How should Webster Spend $3 Million? NY Democrat and Chronicle

Ripley Believes Rally: Rallied the Community Together for Future of Town, WV Jackson Newspapers

September 4, 2015

Revitalizing Small Towns in Rural America, Ag Info

August 28, 2015

Workshop discusses how to make downtown Scranton great, PA Scranton Times Tribune

August 27, 2015

Seeking better broadband, AZ White Mountain Independent

August 26, 2015

Group seeks plan to get grant funds, PA Scranton Times Tribune

August 25, 2015

Ripley Believes Rally August 27, WV Jackson Newspaper

Testimonials dot State of the City address, OH Medina Post

Norwich Works to Top America’s Best Communities, NY WICZ

August 21, 2015

Three Rivers a quarterfinalist for America’s Best Communities award,  MI Sturgis Journal

August 20, 2015

Economic development plan subject of Havasu Future Foundation town hall set for Saturday, AZ Today’s News-Herald

DeKalb closer to 10-year strategic plan, IL DeKalb Daily Chronicle

August 13, 2015

Havasu Future Foundation discusses economic development, AZ Today’s News-Herald

July 30, 2015

America’s Best Communities from Valparaiso, Indiana, RFD TV

Havasu town hall to focus on economic plan, AZ Today’s News-Herald

July 10, 2015

The Importance of Rural America, The Huffington Post

July 6, 2015

Havasu shines in ‘America’s Best Cities’ competition, AZ Today’s News-Herald

Other Views: Writing the city’s first economic development plan, AZ Today’s News-Herald

June 18, 2015

Kingman wants to be America’s best community, AZ Daily Miner

ADTRAN to Mentor Valparaiso, Indiana with America’s Best Communities Adopt-A-Community Program, IN La Porte County Life

June 17, 2015

DeKalb begins $50K plan for contest, IL Daily Chronicle

June 15, 2015

Downtown advocate agencies look back and ahead, GA Statesboro Herald

June 4, 2015

Viacom to aid Portage’s revitalization effort, WI WiscNews

June 3, 2015

Mast & Mirror, Tualatin Chamber win $50K grant toward performing arts space, OR The Oregonian

June 1, 2015

Verizon sponsors Havasu in ‘Best Communities’ contest, AZ Today’s News-Herald


 May 26, 2015

Wausau a Quarter Finalist in “America’s Best Communities” Contest, WI


April 30, 2015

Vince Gill Singing $10M Tune for Frontier, CNBC

America’s Best Communities contest and award program, Jim Blasingame: The Small Business Advocate Show

The best stories from the America’s Best Communities contest, Jim Blasingame: The Small Business Advocate Show

AMHQ with Sam Champion  (Maggie/Vince Gill interview), The Weather Channel

50 Communities Advance in America’s Best Communities Competition, Win $50,000 for Economic Revitalization, The Weather Channel

Live from Wilkes-Barre Thursday, April 30, The Weather Channel

America’s Best Communities – Top 50, RFD-TV

America’s Best Communities – Top 50, TN   RFD-TV

America’s Best Communities: 50 Communities Awarded $50,000 each, Telecompetitor

Tri State Chamber Thanks ABC Competition Team, NY  Tri-State Chamber of Commerce

Webster, LeRoy and Livingston County get $50K in Competition, NY   Rochester Business Journal

Le Roy Named Finalist in Best Communities Competition Sponsored by Frontier, NY   The Batavian

Le Roy in Quarterfinals of America’s Best Communities Competition, NY   WBTA

Le Roy advances in America’s Best Communities competition, NY   LeRoy Daily News

Livingston County advances in $10M ‘Best Communities’ contest, NY  Livingston County News

50 Small Towns Move to ‘America’s Best Communities’ Quarterfinals, MO  Agri-Pulse

RBJ: Three local municipalities get $50K grant in contest, NY Rochester WHEC/Ch.10

Webster, LeRoy and Livingston County get $50k in competition, NY Rochester Business Journal

Le Roy advances in America’s Best Communities Competition, NY   Daily News Online

Webster, LeRoy in mix for big economic prize, NY   Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Webster in the Running for Millions in Economic Development Funds, NY Rochester WXXI

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton advance in the America’s Best Communities Competition – Times Leader –, PA

Wilkes-Barre lands one grant, advances in contest, PA  Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton advance in the America’s Best Communities competition, PA  Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

Three Rochester-Area Places Make Top 50 in ‘Best Communities’ Competition, NY   TWC News

LeRoy in Quarterfinals of America’s Best Communities Competition, NY   WBTA-AM Radio

50 Communities Advance in America’s Best Communities $10 Million Prize Competition; Each Receives $50,000 to Implement Economic Revitalization Plans, NY   MarketWatch

Le Roy named finalist in best communities competition sponsored by Frontier, NY   The Batavian

Three Rivers Makes Top 50 in ‘America Best Communities’ Contest, MI   Three Rivers Commercial-News
Richmond moves on in America’s Best Communities contest, IN  Richmond Pal-Item

ABC story Link, IN  Terre Haute  WAVW-TV

ABC Story Link, IN Terre Haute  WTHI-TV

ABC Story Link, IN  Terre Haute  WTWO

Valparaiso, LaPorte Advance in America’s Best Communities Contest, IN   Times of Northwest Indiana

La Porte advances in best communities competition, IN  LaPorte Herald-Argus

Angola and Fremont Advance in America’s Best Communities Competition, Receive $50,000 for Economic Revitalization, IN   The Journal Gazette

Angola-Fremont Team Make First Cut in Grant Competition, IN   KPCNews

Lafayette Advances in America’s Best Communities Competition, IN   18

Madison Advances in America’s Best Communities Competition, IN   95.3 WIKI

Angola-Fremont Make America Best Communities Quarterfinals, IN   WLKO – Angola Indiana Radio

YMCA project advances in national competition, IN   Lafayette Journal & Courier

Lafayette project advances in national competition (video), IN   Lafayette Journal & Courier

La Porte and Valparaiso Chosen as Quarter-Finalists for America’s Best Communities, IN

La Porte advances in best communities competition, IN   Herald Argus

Four WV communities advance in national competition, WV  WVVA-TV


Charleston advances in revitalization competition, WV  Charleston Gazette

Four W.Va. communities advance in small-town revitalization contest, WV   Charleston Daily Mail

Huntington, WV Among four Local Communities Advancing in Communications Contest, WV   WOWK-TV

Huntington makes 1st cut in broadband competition, WV  Huntington Herald Dispatch

America’s Best Communities, Frontier + Communications, WV   WBOY (NBC)

Medina receives $50,000 grant, competes for $3 million award, OH  Medina County Gazette

Circleville receives $50,000 grant for economic development, OH  Circleville Herald

City One of ‘America’s Best Communities’, OH   Portsmouth Daily Times

Six Ohio Communities Advance in $10 Million America’s Best Communities CompetitionOH   Jackson County Times

Marion Does Not Advance in ABC Competition, OH   The Marion Star

City does not move forward in competition, continues land use plan, OH   The BG News

4 communities still in running for top prize in national contest, WV   WV MetroNews

Press conference today will outline Medina’s honors in America’s Best Communities competition, OH

Kennewick to advance in national ‘best communities’ competition, WA  WEPR-TV

Darrington mayor receives national award for leadership, WA  Everett Herald


Kennewick to advance in national ‘best communities’ competition, WA   KEPR-TV

Kennewick Wins $50,000 in Community Competition, WA   Tri-City Herald

City of Kennewick Moves Forward in ‘America’s Best Communities’ Contest, WA  KNDO-TV

Kennewick Could Be Named One of America’s Best Communities, WA   KVEW-TV


Tualatin named among America’s best communities, OR  Portland Tribune

Kearney advances in ‘best communities’ competition, NE  North Platte Bulletin

Kearney Makes It To Next Round in ‘America’s’ Best Communities’ Contest, NE   Kearney Hub

Kearney Advances to Next Round in Competition for Funds to Stimulate Local Economy, NE   NTV

Portage makes first cut in America’s Best Communities program, WI   Portage Daily Register

Statesboro advances in America’s Best Communities competition, GA  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bullhead falls short for grant, AZ  Mohave Daily News

Kingman makes quarterfinals in America’s Best Communities, AZ  Kingman Daily Miner

Havasu named a top 50 best community, AZ  Lake Havasu News Herald

April 29, 2015

Kathleen Abernathy’s interview with Jim Blasingame

April 9, 2015

Havasu seeking top spot as ‘America’s Best Community’, AZ Today’s News-Herald

April 7, 2015

Special Promotions: America’s Best Communities, The Weather Channel

April 6, 2015

America’s Best Communities Competition Welcomes The Weather Channel, Business Wire

America’s Best Communities Competition Welcomes The Weather Channel, Yahoo Finance

Le Roy, Bergen Aim to be Among “Best Communities”, NY The Daily News

April 3, 2015

New Haven, Angola vie for Prize, IN The Journal Gazette


March 31, 2015

Downtown Business Owners Told: Work Together for Change, IL Rantoul Press

Group Secures Matching Funds for Grant Application, AZ Mohave Daily News

March 26, 2015

Jasper Makes Bid for America’s Best Prize, IN The Herald

Jasper Vying for America’s Best Community Title, IN WFIE Channel 14 News

March 21, 2015

We’re a Step Closer to a Share of $10 Million in Prize Money, OH Norwalk Reflector

March 18, 2015

Amazing Bullhead City Hopes to Win Grant Cash, AZ Mohave Daily News

March 10, 2015

Isabella County Restoration House, partners to apply for competition-based grant, MI Central Michigan Life

March 9, 2015

Phila council briefed about $10 million contest, OH New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Rt. 1 towns in competition for grant awards, IL Robinson Daily News

March 6, 2015

$10 Million Frontier Rural Revitalization Contest Draws 250 Applicants, Telecompetitor

March 5, 2015

Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Wyoming County among communities nationwide seeking prize money, PA  Wilkes-Barre Times Leader  

March 4, 2015

DeKalb, Sycamore pursue community grant awards, IL  DeKalb Midweek

March 3, 2015

Rantoul competes for America’s Best Community crown, IL Rantoul Press

March 2, 2015

EDC Reveals Enterprise Center Drawings, IN Inside Indiana Business

Moscow City Council Approves City to submit application for America’s Best Community Prize to help Fund Runway Realignment Project, ID Pullman Radio

Councilman wants flat raises for city employees, WV  Charleston Gazette

March 1, 2015

Redmond enters America’s Best Communities contest, WA Redmond Reporter

Local communities are competing for America’s Best Communities title, MN  Apple Valley Sun


February 28, 2015

New Philadelphia competing for ‘Best Communities’ title, OH  New Philadelphia Time Reporter

February 27, 2015

Kearney Plans For the Future, NE KHGI-TV

February 26, 2015

Funding Options For Enterprise Center Being Pursued, IN WTHD-FM

February 25, 2015

Jacksonville competing for ‘best communities’ title, IL Jacksonville Journal Courier

Newberg among four towns battling for Frontier cash, OR  Portland Tribune

Kearney vying for spot as one of America’s best, NE Kearney Hub

Lakeville applying for America’s Best Communities cash prizes,  MN  Sun This Week

February 24, 2015

DeKalb, Sycamore pursue community awards, IL DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Kearney Preparing Entry for “America’s Best Community” Contest, Seeking Testimonials, NE  KFXL-TV

15 W.Va. communities register for contest, WV  Charleston Daily Mail

Council Eyes $10 Million ‘Prize’ For Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, Aviation Pros.Com

February 10,2015

Contest could bring high-speed broadband to Huntington, WV, WV  WOWK-TV

Competing for high-speed Internet, WV Huntington Herald Dispatch

February 1, 2015

Rochelle could be one of “America’s Best Communities,” Rochelle News-Leader


January 30, 2015

Norwalk competing for millions of dollars in national contest, Norwalk Reflector

January 28, 2015

CIC director gearing up for nationwide competition to revitalize downtown, OH Logan Daily News

January 27, 2015

Vince Gill Joins Frontier, DISH, CoBank to Announce Investment in Rural America, America’s Bridle and Bit

Vince Gill joins America’s Best Communities initiative to reward small towns, The Boot

More than 200 communities have entered contest that awards $10 million to stimulate growth and revitalization, The Rural Blog

January 17, 2015

Vince Gill to participate in revitalization effort, CT  Stamford Advocate  

January 16, 2015

Photo of the Day, AP (link to photo)

RFD-TV (link to video clip)

Vince Gill Shares Appreciation For Rural America, Eagle Country 99.3-FM (Lawrenceburg, IN)

Vince Gill Joins America’s Best Communities to Revitalize Small Towns, Music Row

Vince Gill Helps Encourage Investment In Small-Town America, Look to the Stars

Country Music Star Vince Gill Joins America’s Best Communities Competition, Economic Development Blog

Country singer Gill joins Wilderotter, Clayton, The Business Journal (Rochester, NY)

January 15, 2015

Kathleen Abernathy’s interview with Jim Blasingame

Vince Gill on the ‘America’s Best Communities’ contest, FOX Business (link to video clip)

Vince Gill Joins Efforts to Help Boost Small Towns, WTVF-TV (link to video clip)

WTVF-TV (link to video clip)

Getty Images (link to photos)

Vince Gill Joins Efforts to Help Rural Towns, WallStreeter Nashville

Vince Gill joins rural economic development initiative, The Tennessean   (link to video)

Vince Gill Joins America’s Best Communities to Support Small Towns, Country Weekly

Frontier teams up with Vince Gill for $10M contest, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

Vince Gill Joins America’s Best Communities Campaign, Country Aircheck

Fox Business Network interview, Yahoo!

Country Music’s Vince Gill Joins Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank to Announce Investment in Small-Town America, MarketWatch

Country Music’s Vince Gill Joins Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR), DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and CoBank to Announce Investment in Small-Town America,

Country Music’s Vince Gill Joins Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank to Announce Investment in Small-Town America, AMFM Magazine

Country Music’s Vince Gill Joins Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank to Announce Investment in Small-Town America, Chicago Business Journal

Country Music’s Vince Gill Joins Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank to Announce Investment in Small-Town America, Columbus Business First

Vince Gill Shares Appreciation For Rural America, Country 97.1 HANK FM (Indianapolis, IN)

Country Music’s Vince Gill Joins Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank to Announce Investment in Small-Town America, Reuters

Country Music’s Vince Gill Joins Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank to Announce Investment in Small-Town America, Daily Herald (Everett, Washington)

January 8, 2015

Vince Gill Partners With Frontier Communications To Invest In Small Town America, Inquisitir


December 11, 2014

BBA seeking $3 million dollar America’s Best Communities grant, Bedford Press

December 10, 2014

$10 Million America’s Best Communities Contest Extends Deadline to March 25, 2015, Farm and Livestock Directory


November 21, 2014

Frontier to give $10 million to help small cities, towns, WA Everett Herald

November 13, 2014

Ideas pitched for becoming better community, Marion Star

November 2, 2014

Goal:  Be one of America’s Best Communities, Marion Star


October 30, 2014

Award Could Cover Some Costs for Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport Project, Pullman Radio

Award Contest Could Boost Moscow-Pullman Airport, The Tribune

October 21, 2014

Southern Illinois towns could enter competition for millions, The Southern

October 9, 2014

Could an NCW city be one of America’s Best Communities?, Wenatchee World

October 6,2014

America’s Best Communities Contest, KEZI-TV


September 25, 2014

Roundup: Rural and Net Neutrality, Daily Yonder

 September 21, 2014

America’s Best Communities competition to award $6M, White Mountain Independent

September 15, 2014

Frontier and DISH put a $10 million spotlight on small towns, Fortune

America’s Best Communities campaign to benefit rural America, Nevada Appeal

Troy, Trotwood want to be America’s best, WDTN-TV (video)

September 12, 2014

Frontier, DISH unite to support revitalization of small cities, Greenwich Time

Frontier and DISH team up to support revitalization of small communities, The Logan Daily

September 11, 2014

Frontier, DISH offer $10 million contest, Citizens’ Voice

Frontier and DISH team up for competition among small communities, KRXI-TV (video)

Frontier, DISH launch competition for best communities, Nevada Appeal

$10 million contest to help revitalize rural towns, Reading Eagle

Contest to give away $10M in funding, The Inter-Mountain

Frontier announces $10M contest, The Leader-Herald

TR seeks award for trails, Three Rivers Commercial News

NEPA communities could win big in national contest, Times Leader

September 10, 2014

Minden-Gardnerville to enter in 3-year, $3 million development contest, Carson Valley Times

Frontier, DISH unveil small town revitalization, Charleston Daily Mail

Companies to award $10 million for community innovation, Dayton Daily News

Frontier, DISH hold $10M contest to revitalize rural communities, Fierce Telecom

Frontier Communications, DISH team up to support revitalization of small cities with America’s Best Communities Contest, Jackson County Daily

Frontier and DISH team up for competition among small communities, KRNV-TV (video)

$10 million contest to help revitalize rural towns, Lancaster Online

Frontier, DISH team up to support revitalization of small cities, Rochester Business Journal

Frontier, DISH to Award $10 Million to “America’s Best Communities,” Telecompetitor

Frontier, DISH launch contest to revitalize small towns, The Columbus Dispatch

Competition could bring millions to Troy, Wilmington, The News Journal

Frontier, DISH Network offering millions in prize money, The Tribune Star

Terre Haute Looks to Become “America’s Best Community,” WAWW-TV (video)

Frontier Communications Launching ‘America’s Best Communities,’ WBIW-AM

TROY: Frontier Comm. looking for America’s Best Communities, contest announced in Troy, WHIO-TV (video)

Frontier Communications launching ‘America’s Best Communities,’ WTHI-TV (video)