WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 28 PhoneTree(R) is beginning its20th Anniversary celebration this year through 2009. After a church emergencyback in 1989 revealed a breakdown in membership communication, Dave Ward (thena DuPont(R) engineer) and AJ DiBianca (then a Xerox(R) engineer), beganbrainstorming ideas on how to improve communication for their church members.They never imagined how those initial conversations would eventually affectmillions of lives and help revolutionize the voice and e-messaging industry.
"You have to remember, this was a time pre-dating the growth of the WorldWide Web and mainstream use of computers," says AJ DiBianca, now President andCEO of PhoneTree. "So, the idea of an automated messaging product wasincredibly pioneering for its time."
Today, Dave and AJ's original PhoneTree concept has created a highlysuccessful business with employees around the country and PhoneTree systemsnow in use worldwide.
"The key to our success has been to provide our customers the highestlevel of customer support and satisfaction in the industry. Companies all overthe world are falling victim to slow economic conditions, but at PhoneTree, wecontinue to invest, develop and elevate our products to produce faster, evenmore efficient means of communication - making keeping in touch easy forchurches, medical practices, businesses and everyone who uses PhoneTreeproducts," states DiBianca.
"Even though we've had great success in the past, we won't rest on ourlaurels. During this anniversary celebration, PhoneTree will continue to be apioneer in innovative ways to communicate," adds Ward. "It is our goal toalways provide state-of-the-art solutions that will benefit both our loyalclient base as well as expand PhoneTree's presence into new markets. Look forlots of activity from us during this time." The celebration ends December 31,2009.
Since 1989, PhoneTree has manufactured and sold high quality PhoneTreeautomated messaging systems for a wide variety of organizations. PhoneTreecurrently has over 45,000 systems in use by faith-based organizations, medicaland dental practices, civic organizations, libraries, schools, businesses ofall sizes, and many government agencies. All PhoneTree systems are designedand manufactured in the United States. To name just a few, PhoneTree is anMGMA AdminiServe Partner, a Better Business Bureau accredited business, amember of the National Association of Church Business Administrators, and is amember of the Christian Leadership Alliance.
"PhoneTree," "Engage," and the PhoneTree logo are trademarks of PersonalCommunication Systems, Inc. For more information, visit the company's websiteat www.phonetree.com .