Washington State Senate Commemorates Rainier Connect's Centennial

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Press Release
For Immediate Release Contact: Rainier Connect
Andrew Imholt, Marketing Department

Washington State Senate Commemorates Local Company’s 100 Years in Business

TACOMA, WA – January 25, 2011 – Rainier Connect, a local provider of Internet, TV and phone services in Washington’s South Puget Sound region, is due to receive a 100 Year Declaration from the Washington State Senate on Friday, January 28th at 10:00am.

Senator Randi Becker - 2nd District, Eatonville, put together the declaration event, which will be held in the legislative building at the Capital Friday afternoon.

“We are so honored that Senator Becker and the Washington State Senate have bestowed this recognition upon our company”, said Rainier Connect CEO Brian Haynes. “My family and all of the employees; we are extremely thankful that we have been able to serve such phenomenal South Sound communities for the past 100 years”.

The declaration will be read as follows:

WHEREAS, Rainier connect has been serving the town of Eatonville for over 100 years; and

WHEREAS, Rainier Connect has been able to expand into neighboring South Sound communities; and

WHEREAS, Rainier Connect began as Mt. Tahoma Telephone and Telegraph in 1910 and, after several name changes, became Rainier Connect in 1995 and began providing Internet access among other services; and

WHEREAS, The Christensen family took over the company in 1912 and it has now been in the Haynes family for 5 generations; and

WHEREAS, the history of Rainier Connect is deeply rooted in its family values; and

WHEREAS, Rainier Connect is devoted to the community; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate commemorate the Rainier Connect on the occasion of its centennial; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Rainier Connect.

About Rainier Connect

A lot has changed since Rainier Connect got the neighborhood talking with locally grown phone service back in 1910. But we’re as fast and responsive as ever, now providing reliable TV, Phone and Internet services to our neighbors throughout the South Puget Sound. For more information on Rainier Connect visit www.rainierconnect.com.