DATE: March 2009 - CI Profile: Happy 5th Birthday!
Commercial Investigations LLC (CI) celebrated its 5th Birthday on March 8th, 2009. CI, headquartered in downtown Troy NY, enters its
6th year in business as a licensed Private Investigative Agency specializing in backgrounds — from pre-employment screening and
tenant screening to background investigations for mergers, acquisitions, venture capital, regulatory and litigation reasons. CI’s
founding partner and President, Michelle Pyan ran her first background investigation in 1991.
Early in 2005, CI became approved as a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). Also in
2005, CI entered a partnership with United Iroquois Shared Services (UISS) to offer background investigations to its members. The
UISS membership consists of more than 400 hospitals, nursing homes, HMOs, surgery centers, physician groups and other health care
providers in Upstate New York.
Commercial Investigations LLC also formed a similar partnership with the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2006,
offering background investigations at reduced prices as a chamber member benefit.
In 2007 CI launched a new online identification and age verification service for the web. CIchecked.com allows users to get
“CIchecked” and obtain an electronic Certified Identification certificate. Social Networkers and web users can post the CIchecked trust
mark on their web pages, profiles, auctions and e-mail signatures. Those interacting with them online can simply click on the trust mark
to view their Certified Identification certificate to verify their name, year of birth and city/state of residence.
“A lot has happened in our first five years and we would like to thank our clients and dedicated staff for our success,” says Pyan.
Commercial Investigations LLC assists employers with protecting their employees, customers and overall businesses through
Background Investigations and Consulting Services. For more information contact us at 800-284-0906 or email