Audio Service Launches New Method for Preserving Stories of Life

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. -- LifeOnRecord, an audio journaling company, is introducing two new services that take the traditional means of recording memories one step further.

Subscribers to the LifeOnRecord Personal Audio Journal receive a phone number to call and record their thoughts and stories of daily life that might otherwise be forgotten.

The LifeOnRecord Weddings and Events Services capture the well-wishes and anecdotes that surround special occasions. Guests invited to a birthday, wedding, or other special occasion call a toll-free number and record their sentiments and favorite stories about the guest of honor. 

With both services, the recordings can be preserved on a keepsake CD, managed from a Web site, listened to on a telephone, automatically emailed, and downloaded into iTunes. 

Alaa El Ghatit, founder of LifeOnRecord, created the company and its services to accommodate a personal need that, after talking with others, was revealed to be more universal. As El Ghatit explains, "Although you frequently see people using digital and video cameras, the meaningful, day-to-day stories are being forgotten."

Tom Zengeler, owner of Zengeler Cleaners, the Midwest's largest chain of dry-cleaning stores, employed LifeOnRecord's Events Service to include the community in celebrating its 150th anniversary in business. The company communicated its LifeOnRecord number on its Web site, through the newspaper, and by direct mail to its 18,000 customers.

"We've been there as our customers prepared to look their very best for important job interviews, weddings, christenings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs," said Zengeler. "As a result, our families share some wonderful and significant memories."

"LifeOnRecord provides a truly unique way to have our customers participate in our 150th celebration," said Zengeler. "The messages left have been very special and passionate. We teamed with LifeOnRecord because they offered a one-of-a-kind service to make it simple for our customers to call and save some of the meaningful memories we have in common."

In addition to helping companies celebrate milestones, LifeOnRecord's Event Services are used for birthdays, weddings, graduations, births, retirements, reunions, and more.

"You can't pass a card around the country for everyone to sign, and for most people talking is easier than writing," El Ghatit says. "There's a lot of power and emotion in hearing someone's voice that you don't get when you read words written on a page.

"The elements of technology we're using for these services have been around for a long time," El Ghatit says. "LifeOnRecord just puts them together in a one-of-a-kind package that makes for convenient, easy-to-operate memory keeping that meets the needs of today's lifestyles."

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