Timeline of Christian Blue

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1991 Our Story Begins Dayton OH

Our story begins in Dayton, Ohio. Three men - a captain in the Air Force, a Christian business owner, and a pastor - had a vision to start a Christian business direcory, and unite the body of Christ. KTW, Inc was established.

  • K - Bryan Kelchner
  • T - Larry Trimbach
  • W - Greg Weis
Our original Christian telephone directory, named Central & Southwest Ohio Christian Directory, was released. It covered the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, Columbus, & Dayton, Ohio.

1992-95 Christian Blue Pages

  • The name “Christian Blue Pages” was adopted. The name reflected the blue paper on which the directory was printed.
  • The new name and logo was first adopted for print directory.
  • Our one print publication separated into three localized publications: Cincinnati & NKY, Dayton/Miami Valley & Springfield, and Columbus & central Ohio.

1996-2000 Christmas Carol Songbook

  • Christmas Carol Songbooks first released in Columbus, Dayton & Cincinnati OH
  • Graphics and sales operations brought in-house.
  • ChristianBluePages.com launched, allowing consumers to find Christian owned and operated businesses 24/7 online.
  • Springfield/Urbana local directory released – separate from the Dayton-Miami Valley print directory.


  • First Northern Kentucky print directory released.
  • First Indianapolis print directory & Christmas carol songbook are launched.
  • Anderson/Muncie print directory launched.
  • New logo design unveiled.
  • New brand message released – “Get it Out of the Blue”.
  • “Get it Out of the Blue” jingle produced.
  • Akron/Canton directory debuts.


  • 15 year anniversary celebrated.
  • First Greater Cleveland directory released.
  • ChristianBluePages.com revamped - easier to use and greater search capabilities.
  • Banner ads & coupons added to website.
  • Christmas carol songbook renamed to “Christmas Blue Pages”.
  • Christian Blue moves into realm of social media with Facebook & LinkedIn.
  • Carol Cincinnati launched – a city-wide Christmas caroling outreach.

2011-2015 Android & iPhone Apps Launch

  • Our first Android and iPhone apps released.
  • Christian Blue celebrates its 20 year anniversary as employees and their families enjoy a 4 day Royal Caribbean cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.
  • New Christmas website launched – GoCaroling.com


  • Christian Blue celebrates 25 years of serving Ohio, Indiana & NKY consumers.
  • New website TrustBlueReview.com launched... with consumer review tool, events calendar, and more.
  • Trust Blue Review re-branding for radio and television commercials.
  • TRUSTY the Lion mascot debuts at “The Fest” Christian music festival in Cleveland.

2021 and beyond

  • Digital “Flip Page” directories released in all print markets.
  • 30 Year Celebration Event
  • New website launched - ChristianBlue.com
  • New Christian Blue mobile app released.
  • Christian Blue Certified designation for Christian owned & operated businesses unveiled.