Marc A. Gallo Communications Consultant, trading as CCI, began as a humble one-man operation located in the living room of my home in Drexel Hill, PA. I specialized in wireless communications that included pagers, cellular telephones and two-way radios. The business represented FirstPage, a paging company, Comcast Metrophone, a cellular telephone company and Motorola, a two-way radio manufacturer in the greater Delaware Valley area.
After incorporating in 1993, CCI expanded to a retail location on West Chester Pike in Upper Darby, PA with several employees. We became an award-winning dealership for Nextel Communications who offered an integrated solution to businesses, combining paging, telephony and two-way radio communications into a convenient handheld phone.
With continued growth, CCI added a telemarketing office a few blocks up from their store at 8600 West Chester Pike. Here our sales team marketed directly to businesses utilizing targeted databases to maximize growth. By 2001, we had grown to over $1 million in sales annually and employed 15 people responsible for accounting, administration and sales.