HILLIARD, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Micro Center (microcenter.com) , a leading national computer device and consumer electronics retailer headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, announced that the Micro Center Columbus store has won the Grand Prize in the Intel® Retail Edge Program's annual Score with Intel® Core™ competition. On October 16, the Micro Center Columbus store, located in the Olentangy Plaza Shopping Center at 747 Bethel Rd, will present a $25,000 donation from Intel to Hilliard-Darby High School.
Two additional Micro Center stores achieved 2nd place prizes. The Micro Center Cincinnati store will present a $10,000 donation from Intel to St. Bernard-Elmwood Place High School in Cincinnati and the Micro Center Marietta, GA store (Atlanta) will present a $10,000 donation from Intel to Powers Ferry Elementary School in Marietta, GA.
Score with Intel® Core™ is an annual competition among thousands of retail stores across America. This national competition asks sales representatives to expand their knowledge about Intel technology and the devices they sell. The Intel Retail Edge program is designed to provide the latest training to sales representatives thorough interactive courses, articles, videos, sales tools, and more.
"Micro Center emphasizes a high level of customer service and outstanding training for our employees. We are honored that Intel has awarded Micro Center locations both their Grand Prize and two 2nd place prizes," said Rob Demme, Micro Center Senior Vice President – Sales.
"Micro Center recognizes how important funding is to provide up-to-date technology for students. We are proud that Intel has awarded our Columbus store their Grand Prize and two additional stores their 2nd place prizes. This makes it possible for us to donate $45,000 on behalf of Intel to the three schools chosen by Micro Center," added Demme.
Micro Center Columbus will present Hilliard-Darby High School with the $25,000 donation from Intel in an event to be held at 7:00p.m. at Dave & Busters in Hilliard, OH. During the event to celebrate the stores' achievement, school representatives will be presented with their donation (an oversized check and celebratory plaque) in front of team members from the store.
About Micro Center
Micro Center operates twenty-five large computer and consumer electronics stores in major markets nationwide. Founded in 1979 in Columbus, Micro Center is designed to satisfy the dedicated computer and consumer electronics user. Uniquely focused on computers and related products, Micro Center offers more computers and related items (more than 30,000 items in stock) than any other retailer. Micro Center is deeply passionate about providing product expertise and exceptional customer service and has been consistently recommended by the leading U.S. consumer magazine as one of the best places to buy a computer. Consumers can visit Micro Center's 25 stores from coast-to-coast or microcenter.com for thousands of computer-related items, electronics and other technology products.
Micro Center stores are located in:
Atlanta (2), Baltimore, Boston, Chicago (2), Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York (5), Philadelphia, St. Louis, Washington, D.C.(2)
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