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Pinnacle Publishing LLC to publish TDS directories

Pinnacle Publishing LLC, headquartered in Bemidji, has signed a multi-year agreement to publish telephone directories for TDS Telecommunications Corp. in Madison, Wis., the eighth-largest wire line company in the United States.

With this new agreement, Pinnacle Publishing LLC will publish 109 telephone directories, bringing the company's total publications produced to 241 publications annually for more than 130 telephone companies across 33 states.

Pinnacle Publishing LLC, specializes in producing innovative local directories and promotes usage and revenue growth for phone companies it represents. As an extension to the print telephone directories they produce, the company also offers a local search platform ( containing local online content.

"TDS is a leader in the rural telecommunications industry with a long history of excellence," Shelly Geerdes, CEO and general manager of Pinnacle Publishing LLC. "They were looking for a publisher who could provide superior service and offer the industry's best advertising options for their business customers in both printed directory and online local search platforms. We are excited to be chosen as their new directory publisher and look forward to a great working relationship with TDS."

Pinnacle Publishing LLC, a personalized directory publishing company, works as an extension to independent and cooperative telephone companies, state telephone associations, universities and other organizations by publishing telephone directories and providing a local search platform. Pinnacle Publishing LLC employs more than 100 employees.

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TDS Telecommunications Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., markets communication services to business and residential customers in 30 states.