Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Communications Store In New Philadelphia, Ohio

NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH — To stay ahead of growing demand for its products and services, Verizon Wireless, the nation's wireless leader in customer loyalty, will officially celebrate the grand opening of its first Communications Store in New Philadelphia with an array of activities on Saturday, February 3.

As part of the grand opening celebration, Verizon Wireless will make a $1,500 donation to Harbor House of New Philadelphia, a local organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence. Event activities include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a radio remote broadcast with WZKL-FM and the kickoff of the Communication Store's special monthlong phone drive to collect no-longer-used wireless handsets and accessories for the company's award-winning HopeLine® program. For every handset collected at the New Philadelphia store during February, Verizon Wireless will contribute $1 to Harbor House.

In addition to the grand opening activities, consumers will have the opportunity to sample the latest in wireless technology including the ultra sleek Motorola KRZR K1m - a fully integrated music player with exterior touch sensor controls, a 1.3 megapixel camera and expandable memory, all encased in a dark pearl gray slim design.

"The opening of this new store demonstrates our commitment to provide our customers with increased convenience, an accessible, knowledgeable sales staff and our latest wireless devices," said Roger Tang, president—Ohio/Pennsylvania/West Virginia region, Verizon Wireless. "Demand for our wireless products and services continues to grow as more consumers take advantage of our recent network expansion in this area."

The new 1,500-square-foot store is Verizon Wireless' first retail location in the New Philadelphia area. Store Manager Russell Peterson will oversee a staff of five full-time employees.

Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m., and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. For more information about the New Philadelphia store, call 330-308-0549.

*Schedule of Grand Opening Events Verizon Wireless Communications Store507 Mill Avenue SENew Philadelphia, OH 44663

Saturday, February 3, 12:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

  • Radio remote broadcast with WZKL-FM

  • Check presentation to Harbor House

  • Kickoff of monthlong HopeLine phone collection drive benefiting Harbor House

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