Anne Tetamore, Senior Marketing Manager, Frontier; Kira Howell, Regional VP of Marketing, Frontier; Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch; Frank, Frontier’s Spokesbuffalo; Gregg Dancho, Director, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo; Randy Fiveash, Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism; Mike Dunn, Congressman Jim Himes’ Office along with local children visiting the zoo.
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), a leading provider of communications services throughout 28 states and headquartered in Connecticut since 1946, kicked off a two-year sponsorship of the popular American Bison Exhibit with a celebration at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo on Wednesday, April 22.
Mayor Bill Finch joined members of the zoo’s board of directors and representatives from Frontier for the launch event to mark the beginning of the partnership. Randy Fiveash, Director of the State’s Office of Tourism, Mike Dunn from Congressman Himes’ Office and representatives from Bridgeport’s Office of Planning and Economic Development also were in attendance.
In addition to the sponsorship of the exhibit, Frontier is offering its customers and employees a 15 percent discount on admission to the zoo now through October 2015. In order to receive the discount, Frontier customers must present a bill; employees need to bring their work ID badges when purchasing tickets.
Adult Admission (ages 12 & older) = $14.00 -15% discount = $11.90
Child Admission (ages 3 -11) = $11.00
Senior Admission (62 & older) = $11.00 -15% discount = $9.35
Under 3 years = FREE
Connecticut Zoological Society Members = FREE
“We’re excited to partner with a state treasure like Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo to sponsor the American Bison Exhibit,” said Kira Howell, Regional Vice President of Marketing at Frontier. “With warm weather finally making its way to the state, we hope our customers and employees will take advantage of the discount offered to them for a day of outdoor fun with their families!”
The American Bison Exhibit features the zoo’s largest residents, a pair of bison best friends named Dakota and Sweet Pea. The impressive size and speed of these two make it one of the zoo’s most popular and well-visited attractions. Frontier’s Spokesbuffalo Frank was on hand for today’s kickoff celebration, and enjoyed getting to know his like-minded friends Dakota and Sweet Pea, as well as posing for photos with the zoo’s guests.
“We have been working with Frontier for the past few months brainstorming ways to help the community take advantage of all the zoo has to offer,” said Gregg Dancho, Director of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. “Frontier is an excellent community partner and we look forward to welcoming their customers and employees to the zoo in the coming months.”