Allegra Marketing [bul] Print [bul] Mail Announces Winner of the 'Nonprofit Challenge'
Facebook fans choose The Hancock Leadership Program as the most deserving nonprofit to receive custom-fit marketing and graphic communications services
April 06, 2011 // Franchising.com // FINDLAY, Ohio – Allegra today announced that it will transform The Hancock Leadership Program's Class of 2011's marketing and graphic communications into a dream come true.
"The Allegra Nonprofit Challenge" awarded the program $1,000 in marketing and graphic communication services, which will be custom-fit by the local Allegra center in Findlay. These services include 220 custom t-shirts, among other promotional materials.
"It's quite an honor to be chosen by our local community as one of the most deserving nonprofit organizations in the nation to receive these free services from Allegra," said Rachael Rahrig, Public Relations Coordinator of the Findlay
Board members, employees, and community members nationwide entered their favorite nonprofit organization in the challenge by sharing a photo, video or story on the Allegra Marketing
Allegra Facebook fans were encouraged to share their submission with friends, family and co-workers to vote for their favorite nonprofit organization. The Hancock Leadership Program received the most votes out of the 70-plus entries.
"The entries included a wide range of nonprofit organizations, with a variety of marketing and communication needs," said Bob Milroy, chief marketing officer of Allegra Network, one of the world's leading marketing, print and graphics communications franchisors in the world. "Many organizations were looking for the kind of help that this challenge provided, and each was a wonderful candidate. The competition was close throughout the entire process, but our Facebook fans chose a fantastic organization as the winner."
Aaron Cheney, who nominated The Hancock Leadership Program for "The Allegra Nonprofit Challenge," is a member of program's 2011 Class, a nationally recognized nine-month seminar program sponsored by the Findlay
"We are providing a great opportunity for The Hancock Leadership Program, which plays a critical role in making our community a better place to live," said Shari Thielen, office account manager of Allegra Findlay. "Professional marketing services can make all the difference when it comes to brand awareness, volunteer registration, donations and more. We're eager to help the organization achieve its goals."
The mission of The Hancock Leadership Program is to instill in local residents a passion to serve their community through a dynamic learning experience that encourages self-discovery, fosters relationships and inspires stewardship. The Hancock Leadership Class of 2011 will be working with the Blanchard Valley Center to build a greenhouse for educational use, as well as to grow plants and vegetables for the school and for sale to the community.
Independently owned and operated Allegra centers are full-service marketing communications providers with in-house printing technologies including full-color printing, short-run digital printing, variable data capabilities, color signs, posters and banners, graphic design, mailing services, promotional products, print management solutions and project consulting.
About Allegra Network:
Allegra Network LLC is one of world's largest marketing, print and graphic communications franchises linking 500 locations across North America. The company ranks in the top 200 among all franchise companies in the world and is considered a leader in franchise training, technology implementation and system profitability. Allegra Network was founded in 1976 and today supports three primary brands under its print division – Allegra, American Speedy Printing and Insty-Prints, and the Signs Now brand under its sign division. The company is privately owned by an investor group including Michael Marcantonio, former vice president of Domino's Pizza and Thomas S. Monaghan, the founder and former CEO of Domino's Pizza and founder of Ave Maria University. For more information on Allegra Network, please call (800) 726-9050 or visit www.allegranetwork.com.