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Latino Professionals Mark End of Hispanic Heritage Month in Philadelphia

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎10-16-2013 12:57 PM

Guest post by Lee Gierczynski, Verizon's communications manager.  This post was first shared on Verizon's News Center.


1Tim Smith speaks about FiOS in Philly to attendees.jpgTo mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, Verizon hosted on Oct. 15 a special networking event with Al Dia, Philadelphia’s largest Hispanic newspaper, for members of Greater Philadelphia’s Latino Professional Network.  The event, held on the 50th floor of Three Logan Square in Center City, offered up stunning panoramic views of the City of Brotherly Love.


Addressing nearly 100 of the area’s up and coming Latino professionals and small business owners, Tim Smith, Verizon Region President for Pennsylvania/Delaware (photo on right), and Oscar Madrid, director of multicultural marketing at Verizon, discussed Verizon’s all-fiber optic network in Philadelphia and how Verizon’s FiOS services are providing a platform for innovation for the city’s growing Hispanic community. 


“We provide solutions for our customers using the power of broadband to stay connected, entertained and informed,” said Smith.  “Our fiber network is a platform where innovation can happen, and as technology continues to evolve, FiOS is well-positioned to meet our customers’ future needs.”


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The event also gave Verizon an opportunity to spotlight the diverse programming FiOS TV offers customers.  FiOS TV offers the most Spanish-language channels, including the most in HD, and La Conexion, Verizon’s most popular package of Spanish-language programming, features more than 190 channels.




When was the last networking event you attended?  Tell us if you have FiOS TV in your office or establishment?

Learn How To "Green" Your Business: Sept. 25

Employee Emeritus Employee Emeritus ‎09-19-2013 11:48 AM

Guest post from Harry Mitchell, communications director for Verizon.  This post was first shared on the Verizon Residential and Small Business News Center.


Many small businesses want to be more sustainable, but they may need help getting started or finding the many resources that are available to them.


To get at some of these issues, Verizon will be hosting a “Sustainability and Small Business Summit” on Sept. 25 in Arlington, Va. The event will feature discussions with executives from Verizon; the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. Small Business Administration, Region III; and other leading private and public organizations.


Profitability and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. “Going green” can be an economic advantage for businesses in an increasingly competitive marketplace. This summit will highlight how small businesses can save money and increase profits while reducing their impact on the environment. It’s not altruism – it’s good business.


This event will focus on why small and medium-sized businesses should care about sustainability. Summit panelists will equip the audience with information on how to identify available resources, utilize innovative technologies and foster new partnerships, all while sharing best practices from their own experience. The goal is to help small business owners in the Washington metropolitan area reach their fullest potential ,environmentally and economically.


If you would like to join this discussion go to this link ( and RSVP for this free event.



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Tumara Jordan

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