Monday, May 21, 2018
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Verizon Wireless comes to town

Company says Gothenburg growing, thriving.

A growing community with an abundance of Verizon Wireless customers is one of the reasons Gothenburg Hometown Z Wireless opened Thursday.

The Verizon dealer, at 925 Lake Ave., will celebrate a ribbon cutting and grand opening Thursday.

As one of the largest cities in one of Nebraska’s fastest-growing counties, national sales director Joshua Oberheid said local residents shouldn’t have to drive several miles to another community to access phones and accessories.

“We’re excited about bringing Verizon to Gothenburg and becoming part of this active community,” he said.

Oberheid said Verizon officials love working in smaller communities.

“It feels like Gothenburg is a great fit,” he said.

The new store carries LG, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Pantech, Blackberry cell phones and the latest smartphones—like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S—and rugged phones and accessories.

“Cell phones play such an important role in people’s lives now, especially since they can be used for entertainment and countless utilities,” Oberheid said. “But getting the right phone and accessories for individual needs often means getting help one on one and even holding a phone in your hand before buying.

“That’s the kind of convenience we want to offer.”

Oberheide said the business also performs account analyses for customers to help optimize their bill in addition to being available to customers who want to add minutes to their prepaid account or pay their bill.

Store hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, through Dec. 22, to help people with holiday shopping.

Wesley Cross of Gothenburg, originally of Moorefield, is a full-time wireless consultant. Cross is the grandson of Loree Thompson of Gothenburg.

Jordan Miller, also of Gothenburg, is a part-time wireless consultant.

The company hired local contractors get the store ready in a downstairs area of a rented building.

“We had a lot of support locally getting the store set up and we really did it in record time—in two weeks,” he said.

For more information, call the store at 529-7546.

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