Verizon Encourages Southeast Louisiana Businesses To Apply For Wireless Technology Innovation Awards By Aug. 31

   Verizon Encourages Southeast Louisiana Businesses To Apply For Wireless
                   Technology Innovation Awards By Aug. 31

Small and Mid-Sized Businesses to Compete for $10,000 Prize for Innovative Use
of Wireless Technology

PR Newswire

NEW ORLEANS, July 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless is encouraging
southeast Louisiana businesses, nonprofit groups and other organizations to
submit entries for its 2013 Wireless Technology Innovation Awards by Aug. 31
for a chance to win one of two $10,000 grants and many other prizes. The
Wireless Technology Innovation Awards will showcase ways Verizon Wireless
mobile technology solutions improve efficiency, save money and elevate
customer satisfaction. Corporate sponsors for the awards program include
Alcatel Lucent, Samsung and Blackberry. 


"Southeast Louisiana companies are utilizing innovative technology to change
the face of business in the region," said Krista Bourne, president -
Houston/Gulf Coast Region, Verizon Wireless. "We want to highlight those
companies and organizations through our Wireless Technology Innovation Awards
and showcase the best practices that are making them more successful year over

Judging Criteria
Participants should share initial business challenges and demonstrate how they
creatively implemented Verizon Wireless solutions to solve problems with their
business. Participants must explain the benefits of the solutions employed and
explain how they have positively affected their business or organization.

One grand prize winner will earn a $10,000 cash award from Verizon Wireless
and one runner up organization will earn a $5,000 cash award. The winning
companies or organizations will be featured in a Verizon Wireless Technology
Innovation Awards video, which will highlight each winner's business, services
and/or products and how they incorporated wireless technology into their
business. Organizations with up to 500 employees are eligible to apply.

Verizon Wireless will accept entries for the Wireless Technology Innovation
Awards through Aug. 31, 2013. Verizon Wireless executives and local business
leaders will evaluate the entries and winners will be announced at the awards
ceremony on Oct. 22 at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, La.

For more information on the contest, visit the official Wireless Technology
Innovation Awards

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest,
most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers,
including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking
Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a
joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE,
NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview
and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of
Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library

Media Contact:
Gretchen Whitaker
Verizon Wireless

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