SOURCE: 3n (National Notification Network)

July 10, 2007 11:00 ET

3n Provides Pandemic Communication Solution for Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC

Biltmore Estate Includes the 3n Pandemic Communication Solution for Pandemic Preparedness in Crisis Planning Efforts

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - 3n (National Notification Network), a leading mass notification system provider, announced that Biltmore Estate has acquired the 3n Pandemic Communication Solution to incorporate into crisis communication plans for the company. The 3n Pandemic Communication Solution provides organizational pandemic readiness and addresses common challenges in developing a pandemic plan. With approximately 1 million visitors each year, Biltmore has a dedicated crisis communications team that is responsible for executing communications to ensure the safety of guests, employees and the surrounding community.

"3n's Pandemic Communication Solution will help us streamline our crisis communications with key audiences during a pandemic emergency. In addition, the 3n Pandemic Communication Solution will provide us with a means to benchmark our pandemic response plan so we can ensure it meets our goals during a crisis," said Lawrence Rankine, director of security and police services at the Biltmore and a member of the company's crisis communications team. "The thoughtful design of the system coupled with 3n's outstanding track record strongly influenced our decision to select the 3n Pandemic Communication Solution."

Using the 3n Pandemic Communication Solution, users can eliminate the guesswork that goes into its pandemic messaging strategy by using the Chandler Methodology™ message maps. These message maps were created with Dr. Robert Chandler, the Chair of the Communication Division in the Center for Communication and Business at Pepperdine University and a crisis communication expert with decades of experience researching organizational crisis communication issues. In addition to the message maps, the 3n Pandemic Communication Solution includes plan testing and validation tools. These tools assist organizations with pandemic scenario planning, testing, and two-way communications.

"3n is proud to have been selected by Biltmore to be a cornerstone in its pandemic communication plans," said Marc Ladin, vice president of global marketing for 3n. "Biltmore's decision to contract with 3n for its pandemic communication needs demonstrates the company's awareness and dedication to addressing a pandemic situation in a strategic manner."

About 3n® (National Notification Network)

3n (National Notification Network) is the leading global provider of mass notification solutions to Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, healthcare systems, and educational institutions in more than 70 countries with the ability to communicate in more than 230 countries worldwide. 3n's innovative and powerful mass notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use on the market today, enabling organizations to respond rapidly and effectively to crises and achieve considerable bottom-line savings in routine and emergency situations. For more information about 3n, log on to www.3nonline.com/pr or call toll-free at 1-888-366-4911.

About Biltmore

Located in Asheville, NC, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Now America's largest home, the 250-room chateau was completed in 1895 and exhibits the family's collection of art and antiques. Biltmore encompasses 8,000 acres including renowned gardens, Biltmore Estate Winery, four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate, Equestrian Center, outdoor activities and Biltmore For Your Home, the company's licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, visit www.biltmore.com or call 1-800-624-1575.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Linda Souza
    3n (National Notification Network)
    818-230-9744
    Email Contact

    Kathleen Mosher
    Biltmore
    828-225-6767
    Email Contact