NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 20, 2011 – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center recently celebrated the Grand Opening of its new, full-service The UPS Store location, becoming the first convention center in the country to own a franchise to operate a business center.
The UPS Store will provide show management, attendees and exhibitors a full range of services under a nationally recognized brand that will be seamlessly integrated with the other services offered by the Convention Center.
Bob Johnson, president/general manager of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center welcomed Stuart Mathis, president of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), a UPS subsidiary, and Kevin Pignone, MBE vice president of non-traditional development, at the Grand Opening celebration.
“It’s an honor for The UPS Store brand to be selected as the logistics provider for the convention center’s exhibitors and attendees,” Mathis said. “We are confident The UPS Store will meet their printing, packing, shipping and other business service needs.”
“Our goal is to be the best Convention Center in the nation, and by attracting an iconic brand like The UPS Store, we are providing the best business center services in the industry,” Johnson said. “In that we are the franchisee, all these services will be integrated with other services offered to our clients and guests.”
In addition to domestic and international shipping, The UPS Store offers printing and document services, full-service packing and shipping, computer rental and mail receiving service.
The UPS Store at the Convention Center will also offer services to neighboring residents and businesses with an exterior entrance, mailbox and postal services, 24/7 lobby and pull-up parking.
About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention CenterWith 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is the sixth largest convention center in the nation and a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually. A leading rainmaker of the city’s hospitality industry, MCCNO event activity has produced $39.12 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $2.19 billion in new tax revenue.
About The UPS Store With more than 4,700 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc.® network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. In the U.S. and Puerto Rico, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information, visit www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.
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