The UPS Store in Fort Wayne to Host Grand Opening Celebration

Ribbon Cutting Will be Held Oct. 13

FORT WAYNE, Ind.The UPS Store®, located at 5651 Coventry Lane, will host its grand opening celebration on Friday, Oct. 13. Activities planned throughout the day include mailbox bingo, kids’ games, door prizes, and giveaways.

“As a one-stop shop for shipping, postal, printing and comprehensive small business services, we look forward to serving individuals and local business owners within the Fort Wayne community,” said The UPS Store franchise owner John Collins.

In addition to domestic and international shipping, the Coventry Lane location of The UPS Store will offer full-service packaging; presentation and document finishing (binding, laminating, etc.); online and in-store printing services (business cards, letterhead, reports, rubber stamps, etc.); black-and-white and color copies; notary; custom crating and shipping for large items (furniture, artwork, motorcycles, etc.); mailbox and postal services; office and packaging supplies; and a variety of other business services.

“We are in the business of saving people time, and with shipping prices direct from UPS, we can save them money as well,” added Collins. “At The UPS Store, we’re committed to providing convenient small business solutions with personalized and dedicated customer service.”

For the 24th consecutive year*, The UPS Store franchises have been named number one in the postal and business services category by Entrepreneur magazine as part of their “Franchise 500” ranking, which ranks franchise opportunities based on factors like financial strength, growth rate and size.

In addition to owning The UPS Store, John Collins serves as president of The Collins Group, Inc. He presides over all day-to day-operations of The Collins Group and its subsidiaries, including Collins Distribution, Collins Flags, Collins Franchises, Collins Fulfillment, Collins Mobile, Collins Wireless, and TCG Real Estate. John joined The Collins Group in 1990, gaining valuable experience—first as a crew member in the warehouse, then as a member of the sales team. He advanced to the position of Executive Vice President in 1997 and President in 2012. From the early days of the company when it was primarily focused in the satellite TV industry, John helped manage its transition from C-band, Primestar, and DirecTV to DISH, with whom the company has partnered since 2002. Also under John’s leadership, the company expanded further into distribution and retail sales of consumer electronics; home security; American flags, flagpoles, and other flag-related products; as well as becoming a multiple franchisee of The UPS Store and, most recently, a T-Mobile Authorized Dealer multi-store owner/operator.

The UPS Store location’s convenient hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m., closed on Sunday.

 

* 1990-2003 listed under the Mail Boxes Etc. brand

 

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About The UPS Store

With more than 4,400 locations, The UPS Store network comprises the world’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers throughout the United States. The UPS Store locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS. For additional information on The UPS Store, including information on franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store location, visit www.theupsstore.com.

 

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its metro chamber alliance and primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement. To learn more, visit www.greaterfortwayneinc.com.