Armstrong connected its first residential customers to home phone service in Medina in 1980. Cable television arrived in homes across town in 1981 with Zoom internet following in 1999. For more than 40 years now, we’ve been serving the community with the latest communication and entertainment technologies. Armstrong’s newest technological evolution is the initiation of its revolutionary 10G network. With its zenith in Medina, residents and businesses will have the opportunity to connect to what could possibly be the fastest internet in the country.
With our dedication to powering the next generation of innovation in the Medina community, Armstrong and Community Marketing Manager Sam Pietrangelo are honored to receive the Spirit of Main Street distinction from the notable Main Street Medina organization.
Since joining Armstrong in 2015, Sam Pietrangelo has been a valuable asset to the Armstrong team and a valued partner to Main Street Medina. Armstrong believes in the vision of Main Street Medina - to be the premier small-town destination - and we’re invested in providing the technological resources needed to make this vision a reality.
“Winning this award would not be possible without the true dedication that Armstrong has to community involvement,” exclaimed Pietrangelo. “Community support and being an active participant in our local communities is not something that Armstrong does, it is who we are.”
During the recent 15th anniversary celebration and awards ceremony, Main Street Medina chairperson Eric Stasiowski explains the involvement of Pietrangelo and Armstrong in winning the Spirit of Main Street award, “Sam regularly attends the promotions committee meetings and is always on task to help us promote events and initiatives on [tv]. For several years, Sam would coordinate with Armstrong staff to help with the holiday decorating from installing flags to stringing lights. They always provide the horse-drawn carriage that would deliver Santa to Medina as part of the holiday parade of lights tradition.
"Armstrong takes pride in being a part of the community and Sam is always ready to help in any way possible."
- Main Street Medina
“Sam is an incredibly talented, creative, and versatile member of the Armstrong team,” said Mike Bricker, general manager for Armstrong. “This spirit award perfectly exemplifies his dedication to and belief in the Medina community.”
Pietrangelo is an active member of the Medina community, his kids attend school in Medina and he is a volunteer coach with the Medina High School Boys Rugby Team.
To close out the award presentation, Stasiowski emphasizes, “Whenever we need help, ideas, partners, financial supporters, or volunteers, Armstrong and Sam and the rest of the Armstrong team are there to help in whatever capacity they can to help promote and support Main Street Medina.”
Additional community assets in which Armstrong contributes involve video projects and docu-series’ filmed in partnership with Main Street Medina to showcase the unique talent located in town. Projects include ReNew Medina, Medina Minute, Medina Farmers Exchange Project and the wildly popular McDowell-Phillips House Project. Catch all of Medina’s community programming on Channel 100 or on Armstrong Neighborhood Channel’s YouTube page, listed under the Medina playlist.
Armstrong wishes to thank Main Street Medina for the Spirit of Main Street award and the opportunity to serve your residents and businesses in the heart of the community. Congratulations on 15 years of success!