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By: Jennifer Marin
Communications Strategist/Writer

Keeping customers happy with Verizon Small Business solutions. Plus, our Working Mom and Dad of the Year.

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Happy Friday V Team, on today’s edition of Up To Speed Live, host Jennifer Marin shared a full news rundown.

Up To Speed Week in Review:

The iPhone 14 is here.

Today is launch day for the iPhone 14 and Consumer Field Sales leader Kelley Kurtzman joined us live from our store in Fort Collins, Colorado, to share the excitement felt at the store.

Kelley shared more about our new One Unlimited for iPhone plan which gives Apple lovers access to Apple One. Apple One includes Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Arcade and iCloud+. Android users on your account can enjoy the entertainment as well. Starting at just $50 per line, per month for four lines with Auto Pay and paper-free billing (plus taxes and fees), get up to $480 in annual value for your whole family with One Unlimited for iPhone and a connected device.

Game day excitement was palpable at the store with many retail V Teamers wearing their jerseys to support their favorite NFL teams and share their personalities with customers.

Since starting her new role in January, Kelley has visited 193 stores and will continue traveling to stores across Colorado. You can follow Kelley’s journey by following her on Instagram @kelleyakurtzman.

Verizon Business helps Vista Recreation provide quality customer experiences

Vista Recreation is one of the largest operators of outdoor recreation facilities, with campground locations spanning 16 states and is on a mission to provide safe and unique camping experiences for the public while partnering with public agencies to foster and promote sustainable outdoor destinations.

Given the isolated nature of campgrounds, they are often considered what Ray Lucas, Director of Information Technology, calls a “communication desert.” Yet, thanks to Verizon’s Small Business solutions, Vista Recreation is able to provide their customers with a quality experience by enhancing their cloud based systems.

Verizon set to build a private 5G network at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam

Verizon was recently awarded $11.5 million dollars to build a private 5G network in an aircraft maintenance hangar, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

The design will allow military leaders to leverage the high-speed, high-bandwidth and low-latency of Verizon 5G. It will also provide the opportunity for on-base personnel to explore how enhanced wireless coverage can increase operational efficiencies.

Verizon’s construction of a private 5G network at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam follows its announcement earlier this year of a commercial 5G Ultra Wide Band millimeter wave tower, also located on the base.

VALOR gives back

VALOR, our Veteran focused Employee Resource Group, has been hard at work at the Sheck’s House for Veterans in Washington, DC.

VALOR has dedicated over 200 hours towards building the home with a group of more than 100 V Teamers from the Network, Public Sector, Consumer and Government Affairs teams and the Motorola Veteran Business Council. From fresh paint inside, a new fence and an updated patio and place to BBQ, the Sheck House is quickly becoming a loving home to live in.

As part of Citizen Verizon, we have a goal to provide 2.5 million hours of volunteerism in the community under three pillars: Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity.

5G Ultra Wideband delivered to Innovation Hub at University of South Carolina

Verizon has delivered 5G Ultra Wideband service to Innovation Hub at University of South Carolina housed in the McNair Center.

Innovators will now be able to develop and test real-world 5G solutions for use cases such as manufacturing, healthcare and civil infrastructure.

Innovators at the hub will leverage 5G connectivity and solutions to help improve manufacturing processes with quality sensing and defect detection. In healthcare, they’ll test how 5G can enhance emergency response by enabling remote health monitoring and real-time analysis of patient vitals, as well as hospital connected asset management, to streamline asset retrieval and dispatch operations. When it comes to civil infrastructure, researchers will examine how 5G communications can enhance monitoring of roads and bridges with condition analytics and reporting, as well as drone-based visual inspection of roads, bridges and buildings, using AI-driven computer vision.

2022 Working Mom and Dad of the Year

Every year media company Seramount invites companies ranking in their 100 Best Companies list – to participate in selecting their Working Mom and Dad of the Year.

And we’d like to give a huge congratulations to our very own Kia Wilson and Cory Harrelson.

They were among dozens of proud V Team working parents – who were nominated and selected for the honor from so many awesome nominations. Kia and Cory will be highlighted at a special Seramount event next month.

Join Women’s CoLab for the Fall Summit Event

The Women’s CoLab Fall Summit empowered by Verizon and Luminary is next Thursday, September 22.

This hybrid event will feature conversations with women leaders from Verizon, Luminary, Etsy, The Estee Lauder Companies, American Express, Cheddar and more.

Plus a special keynote on Resiliency, Creativity and Following Your Gut with Suzy Batiz — Entrepreneur and CEO, Founder of ~Pourri and Supernatural

In-person attendees will have the opportunity to get a headshot taken by Rock Your Profile with LinkedIn, and attend the networking event at The Glass Ceiling after the keynote.

It’s going to be a day full of insights and inspiration to help you grow your career and your network so make sure you get your tickets and share this event with your friends and family — Women’s CoLab is open to all women in and outside of Verizon.

Follow Women’s CoLab on Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter to stay up to date on more great events and content.

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About the author:

Jennifer Marin is a former local news reporter/anchor. She was born in Colombia but raised in Northern New Jersey. She loves to craft new recipes, create videos, and spend time with her pug, Sweetie.

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