Guide Star Expands Reach in Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin with Merger of Solutions Telecommunications

Guide Star Expands Reach in Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin with Merger of Solutions Telecommunications

[Escanaba, MI – December 18, 2023] – Guide Star, a leading provider of innovative Cybersecurity and IT solutions, is excited to announce the merger of Solutions Telecommunications, a long-established company, based out of Escanaba, with a rich history of serving businesses in the Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin.

Founded in the early 70s as Great Lakes Telephone in Escanaba, Solutions Telecommunications has been a pioneer in the industry. In 1984, when Bell Telephone deregulated and divested its phone equipment business, Solutions seized the opportunity and became the first company to sell phone systems to businesses in the Upper Peninsula. Over the years, Solutions has sold thousands of business phone systems, solidifying its position as the leading provider in the region.

Notably, Solutions Telecommunications has been a trusted partner for businesses of all sizes, providing essential products and services for voice and data connectivity. The company’s extensive customer base includes thousands of satisfied small, medium, and large businesses that rely on Solutions for comprehensive service and support in all aspects of business communications.

“We are thrilled to welcome Solutions Telecommunications into the Guide Star family,” says Evan Rice, Senior Vice President of Guide Star. “Their legacy of excellence and commitment to serving businesses aligns seamlessly with our mission to provide cutting-edge communication solutions. This merger allows us to further expand our footprint in the Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin, offering enhanced services to our valued customers.”

“Guide Star is excited to expand into Delta County and have a new office in Escanaba,” exclaims Rice. The new office will be located at 712 Ludington St and will serve as an additional hub for Guide Star’s expanded operations in the region.

For existing Solutions Telecommunications customers, this merger brings an array of new services. In addition to the trusted communication services they have relied on from Solutions Telecommunications, they can now explore an expanded suite of offerings, including Cybersecurity and IT managed services, 24/7 Contact Center, Network Operations Center, and more.

Solutions Telecommunications brings to Guide Star a team of experts with extensive experience and expertise. This strategic merger positions Guide Star to meet the evolving communication and IT needs of businesses in the region.

About Guide Star

Guide Star is a division of CCI Systems, based out of Iron Mountain, Michigan. Guide Star specializes in virtual service-based security and technology solutions. Guide Star is technology-agnostic, and tailors solutions that provide analysis of existing infrastructure and recommends ways to improve systems and data security. Guide Star assists with increasing the existing cyber program or implementing a new program, depending on the company’s needs. For more information, visit, call (800) 684-2115, or email Follow Guide Star on LinkedIn.

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