September 10, 2019 | HTC These two Monroe County businesses are dedicated to our community, and HTC is proud to be chosen as their Internet and phone service provider! Joe Boccardi’s Ristorante Born in San Martino, Italy as the youngest of 8 children, Guissepe “Joe” Boccardi learned firsthand what kind of meals could satisfy a hungry family. He brought that knowledge with him to America and used it to eventually to open four restaurants in the St. Louis area, including one in Columbia. Nearly 30 years later Joe and his son Ray are still sharing their love for hearty, authentic Italian food with Monroe County residents and their families who appreciate not only the delicious food but also his dedication to the community. The Boccardi family often donates a portion of proceeds to local schools and organizations, provides catering for area businesses, and even offers gluten-free pizza crust for patrons with special diet restrictions. Joe constantly expresses his gratitude for the ability to succeed in this country, often saying “God Bless America” because of the opportunities it has allowed him. HTC is proud that the Boccardi family has chosen our business Internet and phone services to help their Columbia location operate smoothly, and we hope to continue to be a part of their success for many years to come. Philomena + Ruth Elizabeth Hahn named her Waterloo clothing and gift shop Philomena + Ruth after both of her grandmothers. She says the names convey a sense of community and tradition felt throughout her brand, as she feels that supporting one’s community and friends through shopping local is something we all should strive to do. Elizabeth designs and sells her own handcrafted tees and also offers unique jewelry and home décor from local artists and independent artisans. She is also passionate about animal welfare and enjoys raising money for Helping Strays of Monroe County and other area shelters. HTC is happy to provide Internet and phone services to Elizabeth’s business so she can concentrate on spreading her love and support throughout our community. As a local business ourselves, we have an immense appreciation for small business owners who share their creativity and encourage residents to shop local. We wish Elizabeth continued success! Harrisonville Telephone Company is a provider of reliable, cost-effective Internet (for streaming, gaming, surfing, viewing, listening, downloading, and more), television (hundreds of channels, free HD, VOD access and more), and phone (unlimited local and long distance, voicemail, caller ID, etc.). Want to learn more about our great home or business bundles? Visit our website, call us at 939-6112, or fill out our Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing from you.