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October 21, 2010 10:13 ET

The State of Minnesota Selects Send Word Now® Alert Service for Emergency Preparedness

Agencies Throughout the State to Leverage Send Word Now's Notification Service to Improve Communication During Emergencies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  Send Word Now, the leading provider of emergency notification and on-demand incident management, alerting, and response services, announced today that the State of Minnesota has awarded a contract to Send Word Now to serve as a notification vendor for State agencies. In addition, municipalities and educational institutions in the State may purchase Send Word Now services off this State contract. The initiative sets the stage for a consistent emergency notification platform throughout Minnesota.

The State of Minnesota chose Send Word Now as one of the Contract Vendors after a competitive solicitation process during which a group of evaluators judged responders on various factors including, but not limited to, organization capabilities, service requirements, experience, support, technology, and cost. 

"We are extremely proud to be able to provide our services to agencies throughout the State of Minnesota," said Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now. He continued, "Send Word Now is uniquely poised to support government preparedness initiatives, based on its lengthy experience and expertise in supporting the communications needs of local, state, and federal agencies throughout the United States." 

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Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident management services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit Send Word Now on the web at or email us at Follow Send Word Now on Twitter at and check out our new blog for industry news and insights at

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