Since opening in April, the UPS Store in Riviera Beach has seen increased activity every day.
The store is family-owned, and all three relatives are locals to Pasadena.
“Locals love locals,” said manager and print specialist Andrew Griffith.
Chris Griffith, the mailbox manager, said the Riviera Beach location allows a focus on Curtis Bay and Tanyard Springs so they have closer shipping choices.
“It’s nice to be back in the community and be able to help this side of Pasadena so they don’t have to travel to the other side,” Chris said. “We like being part of the community.”
As locals who are immersed in the Pasadena community, staff members at the UPS Store also provide services to small businesses.
“We’re here to give as much personal assistance as we can,” Bender said, “especially with small businesses to help them out and get started.”
The UPS Store is active with the Pasadena Business Association. In addition to being part of the Caring and Sharing Parade, the store displayed a donation box for the PBA’s food drive in the days leading up to the parade.
The UPS Store also stays involved with schools, including being part of the PBA’s scholarship program.
“I try to stay involved in the schools. If they need supplies, we try to do a supply drive,” said owner Rickie Bender. “If they need help with notaries, we try to accommodate them with the notaries.”
The UPS Store offers many options for customization. Since Andrew has a background in graphic design, customers can come in and sit with him to create logos, business cards or other needs.
“We try to give them the personal attention that they can’t get when they deal with a lot of the companies online,” Bender said.
The UPS Store provides a variety of services other than shipping: notarizing, faxing, scanning, printing, laminating, binding, shredding and mailbox services.
Right now, the UPS Store has one focus in mind.
“Our biggest thing right now is we’re gearing up for Christmas to help people,” Bender said.
The UPS Store is located at 8482 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena. It’s open Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, and on Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The UPS Store is closed on Sunday. For more information, call 410-437-6915 or visit www.theupsstore.com.