The Miami Laker, November 21, 2003 "M. Deblinger is Audiocom president" :

Michelle S. Portell Deblinger is the new president and chief executive officer of Miami Lakes-based Audiocom, the nationís oldest message-on-hold company.

            Audiocom, founded in 1981 by Deblingerís late husband, Ron Deblinger, offers clients complete message-on-hold services and products, including copywriting, voice-overs, background music, mixing and producing, music licensing fees, digital on-hold equipment and commercial headsets. The company also produces corporate TelePrompTer messages and customized audio productions for rental car agency buses.

            Michelle Deblinger joined the firm in 1983 as director of marketing, a post she held for eight years. She left the firm in 1991 and has devoted the past 12 years to being a full-time mother to Matthew, 13; Victoria, 11; and Eric, 3.

            After Ron Deblingerís death at 56 in November 2001, the company was operated by several veteran employees until Michelle Deblinger rejoined the firm in August 2003.

            Michelle Deblinger said that during her years away from the firm, she continued to keep up with business through her husband. As a single mother, she decided to put her expertise into continuing the business her husband built.

            Audiocomís headquarters is in the Andrew Jackson Building, 8100 Oak Lane, Suite 401. For more information about the companyís services and products, call 305-825-4653, or visit the web site at