September 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // Middletown, CT - Wireless Zone,® the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor, is inviting entrepreneurs to a Discovery Day event at its headquarters in Middletown, Connecticut, on Monday, September 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event will give potential new business owners an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the company and lay the foundation for store ownership.
"Wireless Zone continues to expand and grow throughout the U.S.," said Janet Labanara, director of franchise development for Wireless Zone. "With the all advancements in the technology and wireless industries, this is an exciting time to get involved. The Discovery Day event is a great opportunity for interested entrepreneurs to meet our team, visit local retail stores, and learn about our strong partnership with Verizon Wireless. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with key executives and department heads so they can start building relationships with the people who will offer operational support to them along the way."
The Discovery Day is open to entrepreneurs and business professionals interested in learning more about ownership of a Wireless Zone® store. The event starts with a continental breakfast, during which Wireless Zone® executives from Training, Human Resources, Marketing, IT, and other departments will meet with entrepreneurs to show them the turn-key support the company offers store owners. Attendees will then have the opportunity to ask the executive team any questions they have, and determine if the company culture is a match for their personal and professional goals. After lunch, entrepreneurs will tour Wireless Zone's headquarters and warehouse, as well as visit local stores to see the business from the inside out.
Matt Williams, a new Wireless Zone owner, attended a Discovery Day event in 2013, which led to him to investing with business partner Eric Reynolds into a Wireless Zone retail location in Portage, Wisconsin.
"Being a young adult, the idea of opening my first business was intimidating," said Williams. "Attending the Discovery Day event last year allowed me to meet the Wireless Zone team and learn about all the ongoing support and direction the company offers franchisees. The event definitely helped me decide that owning a Wireless Zone store was a great business opportunity for me, and I would recommend anyone considering owning a Wireless Zone store to attend the Discovery Day event."
Williams and Reynolds opened their first store in Portage, Wisconsin in April 2014, and have experienced an extremely successful start.
"Matt and Eric are incredible business leaders and owners," said Labanara. "The Discovery Day event helped them decide that owning a Wireless Zone store was a great business opportunity for them. They are currently leading the Madison, Wisconsin area in new customer line activations for independently owned stores, and are one of the top Wireless Zone franchisees in the Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Northern Illinois market."
Registration to the Discovery Day is free, but spots are limited. To register, visit http://wirelesszonefranchise.com/discovery-day-september-2014/ or contact Renee McNair at 860-852-1744.
For more information about franchise opportunities with Wireless Zone, and to view the new franchise website visit, http://wirelesszonefranchise.com/.
Founded in 1988 as "The Car Phone Store," the Wireless Zone® Franchise System has grown to be the nation's largest Verizon Wireless retail franchisor. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Wireless Zone® Franchise the No. 1 franchise in its category. With approximately 400 locations in the U.S., Wireless Zone® stores offer premium wireless products and services backed by Verizon Wireless. The Wireless Zone® Franchise System is a division of Automotive Technologies, Inc., Middletown, CT. For more information, visit http://wirelesszonefranchise.com/.
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