May 7, 2013 – Zachary Fritz is a rental sales agent with Budget Car Rental at the company’s new location in the lobby of the Westin Long Beach hotel, 333 E. Ocean Blvd. in Downtown Long Beach The new location, which opened March 15, and the existing location at the Long Beach Airport are both under the direction of general manager Bill Thomas. To celebrate the new location, Budget Car Rental is offering a free upgrade through June 30. “Given our long success in the car rental industry, the opportunity to expand into Southern California provided us great potential,” Budget Car Rental owner Jeff Neuenschwander said in a statement. “Our successful launch at the Long Beach Airport provided us the momentum to open our new store downtown. Convenience for our customers in the robust downtown area is a key objective.” For more information, call Budget Car Rental Westin at 562/495-4316 or visit www.budget.com. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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