Elauwit headquarters relocate to the country's top city...and not by accident
As of May 1, 2012, Elauwit's new headquarters are located in the lovely, vibrant, happening city of Charleston, South Carolina. The beach, the dining, the history...what's not to love? And, apparently, our executives are not the only ones that think Charleston is top notch.
The readers of Conde-Nast Traveler magazine spoke up last year to award the Top City in the U.S. to Charleston. Consistently a Top 10 finisher, the new ranking was a first for the popular travel destination.
Readers were asked to rank their favorite cities based on six categories: ambiance, friendliness, lodging, restaurants, culture and shopping.
It was a close race, but Charleston eked out San Fransisco, Santa Fe, Chicago and even Honolulu for the number one spot.
It should come at no surprise to customers and fans of Elauwit that our execs have had their eye on Charleston for a while. With satellite offices already located in Columbia, South Carolina (just a 2-hour drive) and Charlotte, North Carolina (about a 4-hour drive) Charleston has long been a favorite vacation spot for many of Elauwit's top dogs.
And, now, four of them will be calling Charleston home. CEO Barry Rubens, Chairman Russell Cann, Director of Business Development Dan McDonough Jr. and Executive Vice President Bruce Sanders will all be calling Charleston home...at least part time.
The new headquarters will replace its former Wall Street address in New York City with that of the popular Meeting Street in Charleston. The centralized office space is neighbors with the historic Charleston Market, glorious water views from East Bay Street, and even a few College of Charleston students and professors.
Already, we've felt the warm welcome that the Holy City has to offer its residents and businesses. Even the Mayor has taken note of our existence.
"I am pleased to welcome Elauwit to Charleston, and we are excited that such a well-established company is moving its headquarters from New York and consolidating its operations in Charleston," said Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley. "This is a strong testament to the attractiveness of our city as a place to do business."
Along with the handful of executives that will be in Charleston regularly, Elauwit will also be housing its corporate marketing team in Charleston. The newly instated technology corridor will prove to be a great opportunity for Elauwit's growing telecom business.
"We chose Charleston for its vibrant atmosphere and long-standing rapport with residents, businesses, and tourist. We are thrilled to call it our new home and look forward to developing many outstanding relationships here just as we have in New York and New Jersey," said Chief Executive, Barry Rubens.
"Elauwit will be a wonderful addition to Charleston's business community, and I look forward to working with our newest corporate citizen," Riley said.