Astound Business November 13, 2023

Small Business Sweepstakes


In November, Americans will be shopping locally to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Astound Business Solutions will be joining in this celebration by honoring a local business with a full year of free Gig Internet service in every market we service across the country. Community members in each market can nominate a deserving neighborhood business.

*No purchase or payment of any kind necessary to enter or win.

They are working every day with commitment to the community. Tell us their stories. What do you see local businesses in your neighborhood doing? Let’s celebrate their action. Nominate them for a chance to win now through December 31, 2023.

Nominate a local business in your community

Each Prize Winner shall receive:

  • Twelve (12) months bill credit for free internet services (up to 1 Gig), at one location.
  • The approximate annual retail value of each Prize is up to $229.95 per month ($2,759.40)

Additional information about the Small Business Sweepstakes can be found in the Official Rules.


Freedom for Living Financial Services - Easton, PA

As a member of the Lehigh Valley community, Freedom for Living Financial Services has provided complementary financial services and strategies for families, individuals and small businesses since 2008.

Ronald Rogers, financial consultant and owner of Freedom for Living Financial Services, does not charge a fee for services. Rather, his company aims to empower people by providing the knowledge and tools needed for them to make the right decisions regarding their money, goals, and dreams – regardless of how much or little the individual has.

With over 400 active clients throughout 25 states, Ronald has helped many individuals get out of debt, save money by obtaining proper and affordable insurance protection, as well as create a plan for retirement

Integrative Music Therapy LLC - Newburgh, IN

As a member of the Evansville community, Integrative Music Therapy LLC, a music therapy practice that has been serving more than 2,000 individuals and families in the tri state area since 2007.

Integrative Music Therapy services individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and autism and was chosen due to its dedication in supporting individuals and families to access a better quality of life through the intentional application of neurologic music therapy. Its strength-based, neuroscience-informed approach has unleashed potential and supported individuals of all ages to overcome physical, sensory-motor, communication, mental health and academic challenges to live lives filled with confidence, understanding, and hope.

As a non-profit, Integrative Music Therapy will be able to allocate more resources in helping members in the communities it serves with the offset of costs it had budgeted for internet service for the year.

The Honeycomb Network - Chicago, IL

As a member of the Humboldt Park community for 30 years, The Honeycomb Network is a multi-functional co-working and co-creating community space and serves as a boutique apothecary gift shop, wellness center, event space and gallery for residents to gather.

As the winner of Astound’s small business initiative in offering a year of free internet service, The Honeycomb Network will be able to redirect resources spent on high-speed internet costs to other community offerings/amenities.

North Mason Food Bank – Belfair, WA

North Mason Food Bank has been operating in Belfair since 1983. With an emphasis on dignity and respect, the food bank builds community, shares abundance, and nourishes lives. The organization provides food and basic hygiene to anyone who comes to the food bank, with a belief that everyone in the community should have access to these essentials and should be able to receive them with dignity and respect.

The food bank works to eliminate food insecurity and connect the community. Employees are inspired everyday by the community that is created through this sharing of abundance, from the tireless volunteer hours that are put in, to the thoughtfulness and generosity of donors.

The food bank collaborates with other service providers in the community. This includes providing holiday meals in collaboration with Faith in Action (the Hub) and the former North Mason Resources, as well as the Giving Tree. It also collaborates with many local businesses in order to spread the word and to host food and donation drives. The organization has set a goal to strengthen these community partnerships, while striving to increase collaboration in the North Mason community over the next years

Click here to read an article about the Food Bank being gifted a year of free Internet.

Bennett’s Grill – Rocklin, CA

Bennett’s has supported area charities and schools daily since 1990, with a constant presence in the community. In that time, the business has built school gardens, hosted many fundraisers and supported the community in general.

Now it has named its new restaurant coming to Rocklin, as Bennett’s Westside Grill, continuing its involvement in the community for years to come.

Being most proud of its ongoing commitment to the surrounding community, Bennett’s volunteers for and supports many local nonprofits: In January 2023 alone, the organization donated 29 gift boxes for non-profit fund raisers. If there is a need, the business tries to fill it with hospitality and service.

Uptown Barre LLC – Oakland, CA

Oakland Uptown Barre LLC was formed in January 2020, just before the impact of the COVID pandemic and the resulting Bay Area lockdown. Pure Barre Oakland | Uptown was finally able to open on February 6, 2023. Being brand-new, the health and fitness business has not made its full impact yet. Even so, it already has more than 220 members, with a vision to significantly benefit its local community by providing a safe and inclusive environment for people improve their health and wellbeing through low impact / high intensity exercise that is motivating and fun to do.

The Bay Area, and Oakland in particular, has been slow to recover from the pandemic lockdown, as this took a toll on the local economy and the health and wellbeing of the community. Oakland is a vibrant, multicultural city and the company feels that its business can help play a key role in reviving and recovery of that dynamic atmosphere that was put on “pause” during the pandemic. People need to be with other people, socializing, interacting, growing and being active together to be healthy and happy.

Uptown Barre believes that as its business grows and becomes more established, it can become a strong force for positive good.

Ashtown Brewing – Longview, WA

Ashtown has been a member of the Longview-area community for more than a decade, though the company recently moved to its new location and expanded its tasting room.

Ashtown supports and donates to causes that help build its surrounding community, through fundraising and supporting its local first-responders and other causes that are important to building our community. The company believes an additional impact lies in providing a safe, comfortable, and relaxed atmosphere where families can unwind and enjoy themselves.

Ashtown takes pride in its reputation and the impact it has been able to have through serving great beer and providing a place where the community can gather and use Ashtown’s business to help their causes.

The company has a non-profit called the Ashtown Foundation to fundraise for community causes. Most recently, this featured a fundraiser to support local Police department’s K9 unit.

Padre Island Art Gallery

A recent member of the Corpus Christi community, Mellissa Mitchell opened the only gallery on the island in July 2021. The gallery represents 80 local artists, giving them an outlet to not only grow but to share and sell their work. With the implementation of marketing through social media, the gallery has been able to ship across the U.S. The gallery also offers a wide variety of art classes for children and adults. Melissa Mitchell hopes to continue to bring forward the amazing talents of local artists and host fun events for residents and visitors like their monthly free event, Sip & Shop. Padre Island Art Gallery supports the Texas Sealife Center on a regular basis through its partnership with one of Padre’s artists, M Kelly Olsen, and they also support a variety of non-profit organizations through fund-raising events and activities.

Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas are one of the three winners of Astound Broadband’s First-Annual Small Business Initiative with the goal “to light that spark of love of coding and technology to kids in our community.” Their importance and impact in the community is shown through the ways in which kids blossom in their programs. Many parents praise Code Ninjas as one of the few after-school activities that stick with their children. Owner of Code Ninjas Sugar Land, Kalika Sinha, is on the board of PACE and Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. She also volunteers for the Fort Bend Education Foundation and the Lamar CISD Education Foundations, and other local organizations such as Unite & Inspire.

The First National Bank of McGregor

Originally founded in 1889 as The First National Bank of McGregor, TFNB Your Bank for Life is one of the oldest national banks in Texas. In the last 5-10 years, they’ve expanded their geographic footprint to include locations spanning McLennan County. Most recently, they’ve opened the first bank in East Waco in over 100 years. TFNB has partnerships with local universities, government organizations, non-profits, and community leaders to connect their clients to experts needed in each individual situation, effectively customizing each customer experience. They work with and support multiple non-profit organizations in the area and even started their own to help those who help others. TFNB’s Charity Champions program highlights and supports the great work of local nonprofits. To date, they support more than 49 charities through sponsorship, marketing, and leadership development.

Harvard Ave Realty

Harvard Ave Realty a leading apartment rental agency led by CEO David Sugarman, was nominated for its exceptional services to landlords and prospective tenants in the neighborhoods of Boston, Brookline and Newton, providing housing for thousands of individuals over the past 23 years.

This year Harvard Ave Realty is creating a non-profit focused on providing dental care assistance to economically disadvantaged individuals so every person in need receives the dental care they require to maintain good oral health and ultimately improve their overall quality of life.

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*No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win the Small Business Saturday Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents 18 years of age or older in areas that Astound Business Solutions (Astound) serves. To enter, all participants must provide valid, up-to-date contact information by submitting the form above. All entries must be received during the period of November 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The complete list of prizes and all additional information about the sweepstakes can be found in the Official Rules and FAQs documents.

Each Nominator represents that they have the Nominee’s permission to enter him/her into this sweepstakes and to grant all rights associated with Nominee and Nominee’s attributes as set forth herein. Nominators are responsible for confirming whether the Nominee or his/her employer has any policies or restrictions concerning participation in this sweepstakes. The awarding of prizes is subject to such policies. If, for any reason, any Nominee is unable to accept a prize, or does not agree to these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited, and Astound will not have any further obligation to such Nominee. The complete list of prizes and all additional information about the sweepstakes can be found in the Official Rules.