VIDEO: After Sandy, Our Lower Manhattan Customers are Open for Business

By Alberto Canal, Vice President Corporate Communications

A couple of weeks ago, we shared the first video in our #OpenForBiz series. A collection of “thank you” videos featuring some small businesses in Lower Manhattan, these videos feature entrepreneurs and small businesses that cleaned up and in some cases rebuilt after Hurricane Sandy and -- as the hashtag suggests – reopened their doors.

The latest installment features BAMKO, a source for promotional products, private labeling, signage and much more. We visited BAMKO’s office at 125 Maiden Lane in New York City and spoke to Alex Froelich about what they do for their customers.

Please join us in supporting local businesses like BAMKO and Fraunces Tavern. And in the meantime, keep an eye on @Verizon on Twitter and #OpenForBiz for the latest videos, or check back on our newscenter and look for the neon “Open” sign.

Life after Hurricane Sandy was difficult for many, including our small business customers in Lower Manhattan. While we worked around the clock to ensure services would be “powered up” when the lights turned back on – and to provide interim solutions while we worked to restore services – many of our commercial customers were simply unable to conduct business as usual. Today, however, many are back and open for business, and Lower Manhattan is slowly returning back to normal. Through all the ups and downs of the past few months, we’d like to thank our customers for staying with us. Thank you!