VIP Series: Orchestrating Your Business with AI

At Verizon, innovation is at our core, and we’re committed to remaining on the cutting edge of technology. That’s why, a few months ago, we convened Boston’s Tech leaders at our Boston Hub for a thought leadership event on Artificial Intelligence. This new technology has the potential to change the world, and Verizon is collaborating with innovators on the ground to ensure its used to uplift all of us, so we can continue to move #forwardtogether.

Watch the video below to get a glimpse of this incredible event!

VIP Series: Verizon & Tech Summit House

Verizon was proud to sponsor Tech Summit House as part of the 2024 CIAA Tournament! This incredible event convened tech leaders in Baltimore and beyond for conversations at the cutting edge of technological innovation.

From seasoned experts to budding innovators, Verizon fostered conversations ranging from AI’s future, digital-age workforces, digital equity and more from those leading Baltimore into the digital future. By collaborating with our partners on the ground, we’re innovating with the communities we serve. It’s just one of the ways we’re moving #forwardtogether!

Watch the video to get a glimpse into this amazing event!

Time is Running Out: Congress, Extend the ACP

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has helped over 23 million American households get access to affordable internet. Without it, recipients like Carmen Lopez, a single mom in Boston, MA, will be forced to make difficult financial decisions, and more than a million veterans could lose reliable access to VA benefits, telehealth, and online job opportunities.

The ACP is expected to run out of funding in a matter of weeks, leaving millions of Americans in a lurch. Despite bipartisan support to extend funding for the ACP, Congress has yet to act. It is time policymakers answer the call and save the ACP to keep America connected. Watch the video below to learn why. 

Verizon Celebrates International Women’s Day

Today, and every day, Verizon is proud to celebrate the awe-inspiring women propelling our communities forward into the digital age. In honor of International Women’s Day, V-Teamers were excited to be on the ground this week with incredible organizations focused on female empowerment.

On Thursday, the sales team attended the EmpowHER: Women-Owned Small Business Resource Fair, organized by our partner The Maryland Women’s Business Center. EmpowHER created a collaborative space for women business professionals to share ideas, foster connections, build a supportive community, and exchange strategies to overcome today’s business challenges. The Verizon team was onsite to interact with the local community and provide resources on how to build their businesses in a complex technological landscape.

Later in the day VZ attended the AWE Women in Business Summit, presented by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. This professional development and networking event was designed to bring together a diverse group of women entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals. The Verizon team was onsite to meet with these awe-inspiring women to discuss how to overcome digital challenges of entrepreneurship, as well as how to overcome traditional barriers faced by women in the workplace.

These incredible female entrepreneurs are recognized and celebrated by Verizon on International Women’s Day, and always! They continue to inspire us as we move #forwardtogether into the digital age.

Happy International Women’s Day!

VIP Series: Small Business Digital Ready in DC

Verizon understands that now, more than ever, digital literacy is key to running a small business. That’s why, a few months back, we were excited to host a Small Business Digital Ready Summit at our Technology Policy Center in Washington, DC.

We convened a group of fantastic entrepreneurs for an insightful discussion on how they are navigating the online ecosystem, and how Verizon is partnering with them to not only grow their business, but thrive in the digital age through the SBDR program.

Watch a recap of the summit below and learn more about SBDR here!

VIP Series: Small Business Digital Ready in San Francisco

Navigating the online marketplace as a small business owner can be daunting–Verizon is here to help. Verizon is on a mission to provide one million entrepreneurs with the digital skills needed to not only survive, but thrive, online.

Small Business Digital Ready is an integrated online platform that provides users with comprehensive courses, individualized coaching, unparalleled networking, and even opportunities to apply for grants–all for free. We were excited to bring our program to entrepreneurs in the San Francisco area.

To learn more, watch the video below, and click here!

Verizon Celebrates Black History Month with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Earlier this month, Verizon hosted an event to kick off Black History Month and celebrate this year’s global theme, “African Americans and the Arts.”

Verizon Region VP and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) Board Member Tony Lewis sat down with AAADT Associate Artistic Director Matthew Rushing for an engaging discussion on the legacy of legendary choreographer and performer Alvin Ailey and the significant impact Black Americans have had on the arts.

Watch this video for a recap of their conversation and to hear from VTeamers on what Black History Month means to them.

Milwaukee VIL Lab Grand Opening

Recently, Milwaukee Public School District leaders, educators, students, and community leaders gathered to celebrate the launch of the Verizon Innovative Learning (VIL) Lab at Morse Middle School.  The VIL Lab program is a partnership between Verizon, Heart of America, and The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University, and provides immersive learning opportunities powered by an emerging tech-infused curriculum that includes augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and 3D printing.

This lab will support over 500 students this year in leveraging technology to engage in social innovation and design thinking to positively impact their communities. The program will also provide opportunities for 40 Morse Middle School educators to integrate technology in the classroom to further ignite students’ interest in STEM careers and develop the skills, knowledge, and capabilities needed to succeed.

For over ten years, Verizon has been working to foster digital inclusion through Verizon Innovative Learning, which is part of the Citizen Verizon framework. The VIL Lab program at Morse Middle School is the latest example of Citizen Verizon’s commitment to help move the world forward for everyone! Check out photos from the opening below!

Verizon’s Craig Silliman at The BWI Business Partnership

Why is thoughtful public policy critical to driving good business?

Last month, Craig Silliman, EVP & President of Verizon Global Services, was the featured speaker at the BWI Business Partnership Signature Breakfast Series to explore just that. Craig dove into how good policy drives efficiency–leading to benefits for consumers nationwide.

Watch this video for a recap of this incredible event and hear insights from Craig’s remarks!

VIP Series: Connected by Culture in Washington DC

On January 5th, we convened stakeholders from across the community at our 14th Street store location to celebrate the Latino Community’s unparalleled impact on the DMV region and beyond. It was a privilege to honor many organizations and discuss how Verizon continues to serve Hispanic customers and celebrate the transformational work of our key community partners who are working on the ground to foster the success of the Latino community at large. To learn more, watch the video!

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