FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Most often, grand opening events are a celebration of a company and the products or services it offers to customers. But on Tuesday, Cellular Sales did something a little out-of-the-box during its 400th store Grand Opening event. The day belonged to a special little six-year old girl from Fayetteville: Georgia.
Georgia suffers from Wilms Tumor, a form of childhood kidney cancer. But on Tuesday, she was granted her wish thanks to a partnership between Cellular Sales and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Eastern North Carolina. Like many young girls, Georgia loves to play with her dolls and dress them in all kinds of different outfits, which is why her wish is to go on a shopping spree to Wal-Mart and Toys“R”Us.
During Tuesday’s Grand Opening event, Cellular Sales and the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Georgia her wish. Georgia and her parents, Ashley and Anthony, and her brother and sister, Austin and Makyla, will share in the excitement of her special shopping day on July 5.
“Opening our 400th store is an amazing feat for Cellular Sales, but being able to make Georgia’s wish come true has certainly been the most rewarding part of the day,” said Ari Mendlovitz, North Carolina Regional Director of Cellular Sales. “We couldn’t think of a better way to kick things off here in Fayetteville and Hope Mills.”
Tuesday’s milestone event took place at the new store located at 3001 Hope Mills Road and despite a tough economy, Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless products and services, continues to open 30 to 50 new stores every quarter.
Cellular Sales invested more than $225,000 in the Hope Mills location and created 15 sales positions to service the store, according to Matt Henry, Regional Recruiting Manager for the East Carolinas Region.
“As we continue to grow, we are extremely excited to open our 400th store in this area,” said Mike Baker, Regional Director of Cellular Sales. “North Carolina is a great state and the Fayetteville/Hope Mills area is an area full of patriotism, community spirit and history. We are truly honored to celebrate this milestone in Hope Mills.”
Starting as a one-store company in Knoxville, Tenn., Cellular Sales is now a more than $300 million annual business that maintains an annual growth rate of more than 150 percent and has 2,000 sales consultants across the country.
“Cellular Sales has grown tremendously because we put customer service first,” said Dane Scism, founder and CEO of Cellular Sales. “Our business model is based on treating every customer as if they were our only customer. People notice it when you take care of them.”
For more information about Cellular Sales, visit the company’s website at www.cellularsales.com. For more information about the company’s 400th store opening, contact Sarah Malak at (865) 584-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Ari Mendlovitz at (843) 696-5556 or Mike Baker at (910) 409-3222.
About Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Eastern North
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Eastern North Carolina grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1986, the chapter serves all medically eligible children who reside in the 49 counties east of the Orange / Alamance county line. The Foundation operates solely through generous donations of individuals, corporations and foundations. With the help of more than 280 volunteers, including a 17-member Board of Directors, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina has granted more than 2,100 wishes since its inception. For more information, please visit us at www.eastncwish.org.
Media: For more information, interviews, high resolution photos, or to speak to a Cellular Sales representative, contact Sarah Malak at (865) 584-0550.