Verizon Wireless Opens Communications Store In Fort Dodge, Iowa, To Better Serve Area Consumers

FORT DODGE, IA — To better serve area consumers, Verizon Wireless will open its first company-owned store on Thursday, July 26 at 2957 5th Ave. S. in Fort Dodge.  The store will be one of the first in the country with the company’s new Evolution 2.0 store design which features an open, inviting floor plan that connects the service center and sales floor to offer added device experience and support for customers.   

The new 2,500-square-foot store offers consumers an open, inviting and interactive environment. Customers can enjoy a hands-on experience with the latest 4G LTE smartphones, tablets, unique smart accessories such as the MOTOACTV™ GPS fitness tracker, mobile jetpacks, and much more.  In addition to instruction and device setup by Verizon Wireless representatives, consumers can participate in free in-store Wireless Workshops to learn how to maximize the potential of their wireless devices.

The company has filled 12 new positions at the store, according to Chris Hawley, retail sales manager for Verizon Wireless in Fort Dodge.  Hawley has worked for Verizon since April 2007; most recently as the retail float manager for central Iowa while preparing to open the Fort Dodge location.  The following employees have been named to positions in the store:  Sarah Brown and Matthew Dunn, assistant retail store managers; Katie Conell, Morgan Darrow, Josh Gimer, Robbie Goodwin, Anthony Herrington, Samantha Hill, Daniel Muntz, Michael Portel and Christopher Walterman, as retail store representatives.

The store hours are Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. –7:30 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. –7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.  The store grand-opening weekend will be held Aug. 17-19.  For more information about the store, call 515-955-4076.

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About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network.  The company serves 94.2 million retail customers, including 88.8 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 78,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit  To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at