Local businessman believe in giving back

Eric Rogers opened a Boost Mobile store in downtown Grambling, “The Village,” last spring. The store is located at 315 Main Street and is across the street from the city’s the Post Office.Aside from offering mobile services to the Grambling community, Rogers said that he believes in giving back to the community.

“We make enough money from the university, so it only makes sense to invest back into the University,” Rogers said.

Boost Mobile allows customers with no contract phones to pay their bills without going to their mobile provider. Rogers, an entrepreneur for many years, wants his mobile store to become a staple among Grambling businesses.

In the past, the Boost Mobile sponsored events, organizations and individuals in the Grambling community.

The store has sponsored events which include: Annual Awards Scholarship Banquet for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) GSU Chapter, Miss GSU, and SGA Sophomore President. The store is also one of the official sponsors for Grambling State University.

Aside from his commitment to philanthropy, Rogers said he is passionate about investing in the international students at Grambling State University.

He has admitted that the majority of his customers are international students, so it’s no surprise that one of his interns at the store is an international student.

Lisandra Brown, the current intern at the Boost Store, is a native of Jamaica and is a graduating senior at Grambling State University, majoring in accounting. Brown has been an intern at the store for just over a year now.

Rogers offered Brown the position of store manager after her graduation. On April 28, the store celebrated its first anniversary by hosting a “Boost Party” between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

There was free food, drinks and Boost giveaways.

The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or call (318) 707-8412.