These aren’t the daily number, but they have some significance:
– The NFL is celebrating its 100th season
– This is the Buffalo Sabres 50 Year Anniversary
– PremCom is the Official Sponsor of both teams as we celebrate 28 years in business!
Our Relationship with the Buffalo Bills
We are proud to have a 15 plus year history of having both sports teams as customers and partners. We put the first network and servers in with the Bills in the late 90’s. I can still remember the day I got the call from the Strength and Conditioning Coach Rusty Jones, “The NFL tells me we need to put in a Network, you were recomended. When can we meet?” That afternoon I found myself in the Bills Conference room giving Rusty a course in Networking 101.
Our Relationship with the Buffalo Sabres
The Sabres relationship took shape a little differently. They needed a new phone system shortly after Tom Golisano purchased them after the Regis family debacle. The team wasn’t in the best shape financially, and the last thing they wanted to do was buy a new phone system. I suggested that we trade out the system for a team sponsorship. My partners thought I was crazy, but partnering with the Sabres was one of the best business decisions I ever made!
Needless to say, PremCom loves our Buffalo sports teams and is proud of our association, yeah were super fans!
Twenty-eight years in business, how'd that happen?
We opened our doors on January 1, 1992; the Internet was just opened to the public the previous August, but it would still be a few years before anyone would find a real use for it. So much has changed in 28 years; some of our team members weren’t even born yet! (Man, I’m feeling old!)
We’ve had a great time growing with the industry and technology; Its like we are in constant startup mode. The constant change and challenges keep things fresh, and there’s always something to learn. What I’ve most enjoyed over the 28 years are the friendships I’ve made with our clients, (yeah you know who you are). I’ve also had a great opportunity to assemble and work with a great team! Some have been here since the beginning and have been putting up with me all this time. It’s been a great ride, and I’m not getting off anytime soon! I’m celebrating our 28th year with a trip in July to Tanzania, Africa to climb Mout Kilimanjaro, but that’s a story for another day. It’s a funny story…
To our clients – thanks for your continued support of our company, we couldn’t have gotten here without you!
It’s 2020, Weren’t we supposed to have flying cars by now?!
Peter Proulx, CEO PremCom
Now, here are some more pictures from the old days!