News Release

Verizon Wireless Brings Celebrity Women Life Experience Series To Milwaukee

February 18, 2001

Carolyn Schamberger
carolyn.schamberger@verizonwireless.com
847-619-4282

MILWAUKEE, WI — Verizon Wireless today announced its sponsorship of the 2001 Unique Lives & Experiences series, North America's foremost women's lecture program. The company will serve as an anchor sponsor for the 2001 Milwaukee season that features personal appearances and presentations by prominent leaders. These include:

  • Tipper Gore, Monday, February 26
  • Gloria Steinem, Tuesday, March 27
  • Jehan Sadat, Monday, April 16
  • Erin Brockovich, Tuesday, May 8
  • Candice Bergen, Monday, June 11

"Verizon Wireless is extremely proud to be part of bringing such a dynamic group of speakers to Milwaukee," says Jim Breitzman, area director-Wisconsin for Verizon Wireless. "The series will prove to be both entertaining and informative."

All appearances begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Uihlein Hall, 929 North Water Street, Milwaukee. Each performance is approximately 90 minutes long; during the first 45-50 minutes the guest will discuss her unique life experiences, followed by a 35-45-minute question and answer period.

Unique Lives & Experiences patrons are encouraged to arrive at the Marcus Center early for pre-show activities, which include the opportunity to learn more about Verizon Wireless' product and services and sample the latest in wireless communications technology. Doors to the Marcus Center open at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the lecture series can be purchased through the Marcus Center Box Office, 414-273-7206 or 888-612-3500 (toll-free). The Marcus Center Box Office is open for phone orders on Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (window opens for in-person sales at 11:30 a.m.), and for phone and window sales on Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 9 p.m.

For more information on Unique Lives & Experiences, please visit the event web site at www.uniquelives.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with 27.5 million wireless voice and data customers. The new coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp -- now Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) -- and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). The new company includes the assets of Bell Atlantic Mobile, AirTouch Cellular, GTE Wireless, PrimeCo Personal Communications and AirTouch Paging. The company has a footprint covering nearly 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets. Verizon Wireless, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 38,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.

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