Wireless Zone: Wisconsin entrepreneurs honored as Rookie of the Year

Caitlin Gouge
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The nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer, Wireless Zone®, recognizes franchise owners Matt Williams and Eric Reynolds at 2015 Annual Convention

Middletown, Conn. – March 19, 2015 – Portage, Wisconsin Wireless Zone® franchise owners Matt Williams and Eric Reynolds earned the title “Rookie of the Year” at Wireless Zone’s 2015 Annual Franchise Convention. Awarded during the show’s opening ceremony, the accolade honored the pair for their fast-paced franchise growth, launching their first store in late third quarter, 2014.

“Matt and Eric’s enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, combined with the leadership and management skills they began developing very early on, made them the perfect fit for owning Wireless Zone® stores,” said Janet Labanara, executive director of franchise development for Wireless Zone®. “Our franchisees receive all the training and support they need, from the initial investment to opening day and beyond all partnered with Verizon Wireless. Matt and Eric have truly utilized our franchise system and I know they will be successful for years to come.”

In their short time as owners, Williams and Reynolds have established a thriving Wireless Zone® franchise unit with the only store in Portage that quickly became a leader in new customer activations for the greater Madison, Wisconsin area. Williams’ and Reynolds’ passion for entrepreneurship was supplemented when they joined the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as becoming involved with local business organizations and charity groups, including hosting several local charity events themselves. The entrepreneurs met in college and were roommates while attending Morehead State University in Kentucky. Both have enjoyed moving to Portage and are looking forward to what the future holds.

“We’ve had nothing but great support from Wireless Zone® since Eric and I decided to become franchise owners,” said Williams. “Even now, after just a few months, we have the backing of our regional franchise director to ensure we make the right decisions for our business every day, allowing our store continued success.”

To find out more about Wireless Zone®, please visit wirelesszonefranchise.com.

About Wireless Zone®
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., in Middletown, CT. For more information, visit wirelesszonefranchise.com.